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  1. I think we were 2018. I know 2019 was Australia/New Zealand/Bali. Everything runs together the older I get and now with covid19 the only way I know what day of the week it is is what my pill box says. Heaven forbid if I forget to take them one day😅🤣😂
  2. Exactly. There was a group on our roll call that the organizer kept filling up. Why, I don't know, it was the same price for them as a group no matter how many there were. We paid a bit extra (not much, and certainly nothing close to Viking's price) for 6 of us. We spread out in the van, chose to bring food from the ship for lunch so we could see more, stopped a few more places than the other group. She even let us roam on our own in a shopping/park/restaurant area for over an hour. Rode the subway.. .she kept asking "do you want to do this, or that?" Fabulous!!!
  3. Never even got rubles. Alla said we didn't need them. Tipped in USD as they recommended. Any shops we went in took credit cards. We had 6 people. We paid a little extra for that but not much. Driver and guide for 2 days. Great days!!
  4. We used Alla as well. They took care of the blanket Visa. Great days!!
  5. Wow!! That screen shot is crazy! I've been following Capt Kate Mccue on Instagram (Celebrity captain, an American). They are off the Bahamas and Miami. Her photos and videos are pretty fascinating. They were handing out 100 days at sea certificates the other day.
  6. We loved Alla and the small group.
  7. On Viking Ocean they had dance lessons in the Explorers Lounge. A few of the singer/dancers did them. I liked watching them. Instead of saying "to the right to the left" they'd say "to the bar, to the sea". This was on the Orion. They did many different dances.
  8. We got the remaining missing $1,000 over the weekend. So fully done.
  9. So that's what I'll expect too. My TA did say that they were doing some bit by bit. Thanks!!
  10. We cancelled our cruise late on a Thursday and had our refunded credited on Saturday as well. Did you get the whole amount? We are still short $1,000.
  11. I'm thinking that maybe he didn't realize that this was a complimentary cruise due to your fiasco. If he doesn't follow this board consistently he wouldn't realize it. I am a HUGE advocate of my TA, but I'm thinking that he didn't realize these particular circumstances.
  12. We cancelled our October Rome to Miami cruise through our TA late Thursday. Not sure when she notified Viking, but the refund was credited to my credit card yesterday (Saturday). It's $1,000 short but the first part of the refund was credited in 2 installments so I expect that the $1,000 will show up soon. I was fully expecting to wait a couple of months for it. We look forward to rescheduling for sometime next year, but we couldn't find an itinerary like this one, nor a long cruise for the amount that we paid. So we are going to keep our eyes out. We love Viking and look forward to sailing again.
  13. Since there are no cruises available on the Viking website in July and August I guess that they are all canceled?
  14. I got amber on one cruise, opal on another, both from the jewelry shop from guest jewelers using OBC.
  15. Hi Kent, One of the problems that I see is that if we wait to cancel until before the cruise (and if Viking doesn't cancel) we get 100% FCC, but it is non transferable. So if my husband or I die or are unable to go on the trip that we booked with the FCC and the other wanted to go alone, they'd have to pay the extra $ for single occupancy. The other FCC would be rendered useless. My TA told me this, and I then confirmed it with Viking via online chat (I took screen shots). I specifically asked Viking what would happen in that case and they said that we could apply for some kind of exception, but that they wouldn't guarantee anything. My TA had it happen to one of her clients and Viking wouldn't budge, the client had to pay the extra. She and her husband had planned to travel with another couple, and she went ahead and went, paying for single occupancy. That is a concern for me at our ages......I believe, however, that if we wait for Viking to cancel and take the 125% FCC that that one is transferable.
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