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    San Antonio, TX US
  • Interests
    Hiking, Scuba, Camping
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
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  1. We rented the e-car last year and had a lot of fun. Drove all the way up to Dalsnibba. The car is loaded with a GPS that alerts you of all the main sights. We made several stops along the way back, including Flydalsjuvet.
  2. We will be spending a few days in Oslo pre-cruise and are looking for any restaurant recommendations. We aren't foodies by any means but we enjoy a good meal and are open to trying the local flavors.
  3. We hiked Pulpit Rock in July 2023 using the tour company Lysefjorden Adventure. There was 8 of us in our group. Definitely not a hike for beginners. Guide was patient and very accommodating and had hiking polls for those who needed them. Spent about 45 minutes at the top for photos and lunch. Provided round trip transportation directly from where the ship docked. Unfortunately it was raining and very foggy the day we hiked so views were nonexistent but it we were glad we did it regardless.
  4. Ethan - what ports will you be stopping in? We did a 13 day fjords cruise last summer and had a fantastic time.
  5. We were in Geiranger a couple weeks ago and rented one of the eMobility cars and loved it. We drove to the top of Mt. Dalsnibba and spent some time exploring. We chose the three hour option. The cars come pre-programmed with a GPS tour that highlights the key points of interest. Stopped at 4-5 different spots on the way back from Dalsnibba. No issues with safety.
  6. Is there a specific code for this offer? We currently have the Iceland, Greenland and Canada booked for next summer and this is a much better deal than we currently have.
  7. Clay - I'd be interested in your packing list. My email is kris.davis0223@gmail.com. Thanks,
  8. Is this just in World Cafe and other restaurants for lunch and dinner? Do the other bars around the ship have a better selections on wines by the glass?
  9. Wow. Thank you for review. We are doing a very similar itinerary on the Jewel in July adding a few more northern ports. Your photos are simply stunning.
  10. Thanks everyone for their input and thoughts. At this point I'll probably hold onto Viking Air while I look into flights on my own. Guess it really comes down to the deal you got from Viking as far as flight costs and how comfortable you are taking on the risks of flights being changed/cancelled. For this trip, it's fairly easy itinerary. Flight from San Antonio to Reykjavik and then from New York to SA. Feel like I can book these on my own for way less than $1600 pp. And since we are going to Reykjavik a few days early I'm not worried about missing the ship and I'll lose the transfer regardless.
  11. We have a Viking cruise coming up in June 2024 (Iconic Iceland, Greenland and Canada - Reykjavik to New York) and I'm trying to understand what are the benefits of using Viking Air besides the airport transfer. We currently have air included in our reservation ($1400 pp for economy). Knowing that we want to spend a few a days in Reykjavik pre-cruise we would have to add air deviation to our booking (another $100-150 pp) and if we wanted to pick out certain flights or a specific airline we'd have to use Viking Air+ (another $100-150 pp). After all of that we are now looking at $1600-1700 pp. Additionally, looking at MVJ we won't know our flights until March 10, 2024 which seems really late if you trying to compare to other flights. When looking at flights with similar dates for June 2023 I've found flights for two people for under $1600 round trip, which is half the price as Viking Air. I'm not married to any one particular airline and with coming in a few days early I'm not worried about missing the cruise. Can someone please explain to me what I'm missing.
  12. In Geiranger we have booked an EMobility car. Basically a little electric car that you can rent for the day that has a pre-programmed GPS with all of the key viewing points. They have their own website you can checkout. In Flam we are doing the train, zipline, bike excursion through Norway's best. In Molde we've hiring a private driver to take us out on the Atlantic Ocean Road and to check out some other sites. All non-ship tours.
  13. We will be Molde this summer and are considering renting a car and driving the Atlantic Ocean Road on our own. Has anyone done something similar or have any recommendations of the must-see stops along the way?
  14. @hallasm @hal2008 Thank you both for all the great info and thoughts on the itinerary. My parents are joining us and my dad is really interested in Iceland. Came across to different NCL cruises that combine Iceland and Norway. Wanted to get your thoughts on there two itineraries. Seems like one stays North around the Artic Circle while the other stays further South in the Fjords. Itinerary 1 Day 1: Embark from Reykjavik, Iceland at 4 pm Day 2: Isafjordur, Iceland 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Day 3: Akureyri, Iceland 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Day 4: Scoresby Sound, Greenland Day 5: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Day 6: at Sea Day 7: Longyearbyen (Spitzbergen), Norway 10 a.m. Day 8: Longyearbyen (Spitzbergen), Norway 12:30 a.m. Day 9: Honningsvåg, Norway 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Day 10: Alta, Norway 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Day 11: Harstad, Norway 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. Day 12: Svolvaer, Norway 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Day 13: Disembark in Tromso, Norway at 7 a.m. Itinerary 2 Day 1: Embark from London, England at 5 pm Day 2: Brussels, Belgium 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Day 3: Amsterdam, Netherlands 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Day 4: At Sea Day 5: Bergen, Norway 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Day 6: Geiranger, Norway 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Day 7: Alesund, Norway 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Day 8: At Sea Day 9: Akureyri, Iceland 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Day 10: Isafjordur, Iceland 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Day 11: Reykjavik, Iceland 10 a.m. Day 12: Disembark in Reykjavik, Iceland 8 a.m.
  15. Howdy all - excited to stumble upon this thread. My wife and I just booked a 12-day RCL cruise in July 2023. We can't wait to start planning excursions and learning more about each port. We are avid hikers and love being outside and exploring so we figured this a perfect spot for us to visit.
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