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StuLaurie

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  1. We did the first 3 days on our own. One Info Center we went to had a box outside the bathroom with a picture of Krona and a picture of a US $1.00 bill so we used US money there. A couple of other places had turnstiles and we could either use Apple Pay or a CC. It came to 1.66 converted on our CC when we checked. Just an FYI one of the pay ones did not have any toilet paper so always have a tissue with you.
  2. I have a history of Kidney Stones. Just got back on Tuesday and had no trouble with taking into Iceland my prescribed Vicodin.
  3. Did anyone on the Jupiter get the certificate for the crossing? We did not but was hoping too. The dailies did say that we crossed the Arctic Circle.
  4. Yes that is the boat we used a few days ago. There were 31 on our tour in the afternoon. Seats for 30 inside. One person on our tour had to sit outside but the crew did bring him a blanket. FYI there is no social distancing on this boat. We sat shoulder to shoulder in the small cabin for the 35 minute boat ride each way. Some took their mask off and no one said anything to them. The excursion was just as wonderful as everyone said.
  5. We just left the Chef Table. We had the California Cuisine. The food was amazing! California Cuisine first three nights, La Routo Dos Indos next three nights, Monday is Asian Panorama.
  6. Rules are changing again: https://grapevine.is/news/2021/07/23/breaking-government-announces-new-domestic-pandemic-restrictions/
  7. My daughter and I got the same ones. They are great and someone mentioned to also put our barcode printout in the slot with the vaccination card. Very handy to have everything we need in one place.
  8. Where exactly is the parking lot? We just want to hike out to see the lava. Not planning on doing the big hike to see the active volcano. We will be there in a few days. Thanks
  9. For those who have flown out of Boston Logan how early did you get to the Airport? We are flying on IcelandAir 11:50 AM flight and from what I can tell it looks like we are departing from level 2. If I’m not mistaken that is the one with no services and usually no line?
  10. At home I use a dye free no scent detergent for sensitive skin. Can the washing machines be run without adding the detergent if we just want to rinse things out. And for those that have used the detergent does it leave your clothes with a strong floral smell? Thanks
  11. So they wouldn’t just quarantine in their cabin? Anyone know where on the ship you are moved to? Another guest cabin, medical facility? The later sailing are supposedly going out full. Wonder how that will work.
  12. Would you mind posting the Dailies for the Jupiter. Thanks
  13. That’s too bad, yes a good guide can really make all the difference. Hopefully seeing Puffins made up for it!
  14. How did you think the included tour was? I read some people did not like it.
  15. I was beyond excited too! My family not so much🤣
  16. Would love to hear any feedback from the included tour today. Was it just a bus tour or were you able to walk some of the downtown? Did they give you the option of being dropped off downtown to explore on your own after the tour instead of going back to the ship? Thanks
  17. This was just asked on the live thread by dukefan and it made me wonder, how much of what is being reported on the Sky will be the same for the Jupiter? Some questions for the first Viking Iceland path finders: 1) On what days are there any special meals (i'e. Seafood Buffet, etc)? 2) What is the entertainment in the theater each night? Movies by the pool? 3) What type of entertainment was there in the Living Room, Explorer Lounge, etc. 4) How hard was it to make the 45 minute reservations for the free Spa Area? For the Treadmills
  18. For those of us on the July 27th sailing who are wondering why we still can not make shore excursion reservations on day 7 for the Westman Island this is why: https://www.officeholidays.com/holidays/iceland/commerce-day This was confirmed by Viking on another site. I wonder what they will end up doing with us for that day?
  19. For anyone who is interested. This is a very long video. I watched a little at a time. Some of the best drone footage of Iceland that I have ever seen.
  20. Good/Bad news today.... the weather here is miserable. 45 and windy with rain. Obviously not the best weather for the holiday weekend but as I looked outside I thought to myself this is probable what the weather will be on the worst day in Iceland. Especially when we are either on the water or getting close to waterfalls. So what did I do.... I put on exactly what I am planning on packing for Iceland and went outside. Kinda looked like an idiot just standing outside in the rain but whatever🤣. I then called my daughter and had her do the same. Bad news is I was really cold. I was planning on a t shirt with a sweater and then my pull over rain/windbreaker but it is obvious I will need one more layer. Same for my daughter and we decided that gloves are a must. It was such a good experiment I would highly suggest everyone doing it.
  21. Those times aren’t bad at all. For some reason I was thinking it would be much earlier. Now If only we could get Viking to just release them for the later dates. Thank you
  22. Can anyone tell me what times were offered for the Northern Icelands’s Natural Treasures Excursion in Akureyri on day 4?
  23. You could also consider renting a car. There are a few car rental places at the cruise terminal that are open when ships are in. This way you will have someplace for your luggage. Assuming airport testing is over by the time you travel. Would love to hear if anyone has done this and has any suggestions. We have decided to fly in a few days early, quarantine at our hotel until we get our results which will be easy for us as we get in at 9pm and then explore the next day.
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