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    Long Beach, NY, USA
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    Travel, geneaology
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    NCL, Celebrity
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  1. Personal preference. We live in a beach town and hate to miss the summers here!
  2. For us, it was about the dates. I would prefer London start but don't want to go in April or July so June 3 3 works best
  3. Would like to know which side of the ship has the best views and any other important information we should know before we book Thank you!
  4. Hi - would love to sign up for Rocky Mountaineer webinar. Have always wanted to do Canadian Rockies. This would have been a good time if the border weren't closed 😎
  5. Found some info that might be helpful Heidi -post 37 Re Viking selects air if you don't pay for air plus Elaine (travelnn) - It doesn't quite specify upgrades with points! My TA said I can book my air in August for May 31 cruise ; economy air $1199 + deviation .... etc.- all fees mentioned below, AND Viking will use my points for upgrade. Viking Air Plus: Starting at $50 per person Get a quote for nonstop flights or the most direct air service available Reservations with airlines that accept frequent flyer mileage Travel on specific airli
  6. Insane! I wonder whether the answers you get depend on the representative you speak to! Please update Delta information because that was my plan too. THNX
  7. My inclination is to wait, month by month, to see what Viking does. Our experience was great getting the voucher, although my DH thinks MAY not be a possibility! Viking is a good company and doing well in spite of what's going on. DH hated the amount of time I put into planning the PERFECT private excursions - that all had to be cancelleld. It was really easy to contact the vendors and re-book. And, if necessary, repeat! Gotta be positive.There's too much difficulty surrounding our world at the moment. Enjoy your retirement and hope for the best - glass half full!
  8. Let me know, please, when the US gets its act together (lol) Right now we can't go to Europe. January may seem possible but if there is another spike, we're done. The silver lining is if Viking cancels the cruise and they offer 125% voucher, the 25% above cost should cover the bump up to business class seating. Our cruise was cancelled and we're using the 25% to pay for Viking economy air, and bumping up with points. Hopefully, this is all speculative and we'll all be cruising as planned.
  9. From reading travel and credit card blogs, Polaris is supposed to be excellent. This might have some answers https://thepointsguy.com/guide/united-biz-seats-ranked/#:~:text= Every United Business-Class Seat Ranked From Best,(787-8 and 787-9) Many of United’s most... More Also - did you check seat guru's recommendations?
  10. Just found out the following re: flight cancellation "..... all major U.S. airlines – and many of the big international carriers – are granting free change or cancellation to many tickets booked through by June 30. And we expect these flexible cancellation policies to be the new norm as travel recovers. That means you could book a flight today for a trip this summer, fall, or even into 2021 and then cancel if need be, getting a voucher for the value of your ticket. So if corona virus doesn’t improve in time, you won’t be out a bunch of money." It comes from an article abo
  11. Re points: These are airmiles or points you have from flying specific airlines, airline credit cards, or points from transferable credit cards like Amex, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou points. Most airlines have partners so if you hold American Airlines miles, you may be able to transfer them to a partner that has a better rate or goes to your destination non-stop.
  12. Hi - It seems that my responses are not being posted but I'll try again. Spoke to my TA this morning and she answered some of your questions Air Plus fee: non- refundable. Tickets you book with Viking Air are refundable for Viking credit; you get a voucher. Upgraded air: You should book as soon as possible. Flights are posted 10 months before they go, so at 7 months, business class may be hard to come by. Check with your TA or Viking, and please share any info you get. This is not easy to get all the info at once! Adding Air Plus: can be done up to the date of final payment
  13. Depends on the situation. The deviation is what made our decision. We are planning our own 4 day pre-cruise "excursion" to Iceland and the air fare from NY to Iceland as a stopover to Bergen is more expensive than the cost of Viking Air with deviation.
  14. We did not pay for Air Plus just yet. Lots of "busy-ness" right now. I will get in touch with her really soon - before the 30th. I might want to do Air Plus for our Viking River Cruise in October. I need some time.... something that is difficult at the moment. If you like you can contact me directly - elainefarran@yahoo.com elainefarran at yahoo dot com
  15. My TA said I can book roundtrip in August which I still think is late 330 days for the outbound flight should be coming up pretty soon. I'll check again.
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