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  1. I'm sorry for you that you didn't have the opportunity to visit Tunis (and environs) - pretty spectacular.
  2. The "current political situation" in Hong Kong will not exist in May. One way or another.
  3. Ha! One of my mother's favorite games in the last years of her life. I always called it "Foot-in-Mouth" - she laughed obligingly. I'll pass.
  4. Thanks so much for the correction - I don't think I had had my morning coffee when I saw this in the paper and posted it!
  5. Sunday's Los Angeles Times reports that Global Entry at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has been shuttered - all personnel have been moved to the southern border.
  6. No, but a little relish would be good!
  7. Pushka Sorry. I was home last night. Love, The Whale
  8. Pushka Sensational photographs! Thank you so much for sharing.
  9. Captain_Morgan is right..."so sad to see this again...." These fatal crashes occur with greater frequency than one is aware.
  10. Thanks for the info, Capt_BJ, though I might eschew the "fresh king crap." 😂
  11. This "issue" was explained to us by our TA thusly: If your reservation is made in the United States, final payment is due by the last day of the month following the month in which you made the reservation. For example, book on February 1st, and your final payment will be due by March 31st. As noted by Heidi13, this policy has been in effect at least since last autumn. Why this is true for the U.S. and not for citizens of other countries, I do not know. We are cruising in November with friends from New Zealand, who made their reservations early in 2018. Their final payment isn't due until July of this year. Our "cancelled-then-rebooked" reservation, made in February, had to be finalized by the end of March. It's their sandbox, we play by their rules. Or we take our pail and shovel to another playground.
  12. CCWineLover Many thanks for your post - now I'm really looking forward to our three weeks aboard Jupiter!
  13. So appreciative of all these wonderful stories of wonderful people being wonderful......
  14. Surely Venus will be cruising Mars......................
  15. Hunding

    Buyer Beware

    I am at a loss to understand this. Last year we booked - and made the deposit for - a cruise in November of this year. In early January I saw where the price of our E2 had dropped $1000 pp, and there was an enticing new offer for all new "bookers" for a complimentary SS Beverage Package and $500 pp OBC. I honestly thought I was misreading it. A quick call to our travel agent - several hours later the response came back from Viking: Passenger must cancel ($100 pp fee), then rebook in order to take advantage of the special offer. "Could we have the same ES2 if we do this?" "Yes." The biggest no-brainer I have ever encountered. I do not know how to explain it - perhaps there was no demand for our cabin or the itinerary or...I-don't-know-what. All of which is by way of suggesting - or rather asking - could you possibly cancel, then rebook immediately (obviously, you would first check on cabin availability), and thereby save at least $400? I am also curious whether you use a travel agent or deal with Viking by yourself.... I simply don't understand this response from Viking for a cruise that is 17 months in the future.
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