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  1. Not exactly sure what "waffle hour" is but am guessing it is when Mamsens opens for afternoon "operations". There is often a "rush" on waffles which are absolutely wonderful IMO. We often split one with the fruit, cream and brunost (brown cheese). They are made to order and topped as you like them. Syrups are available if you are a "traditionalist" but we like them as displayed. We almost always get the spirits package ... mostly a matter of convenience but we enjoy the ability to select wines from a broad selection and have a cocktail or two before dinner ... or after too! At
  2. Thank you Peregrinations ... that’s good to know!
  3. We are on the Bermuda itinerary ... meant to post this in that thread but my fingers got away from me! Thanks! Just wanted to be sure I wasn’t missing anything!
  4. In the 3 page COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL) document it states: "A copy of the vaccine confirmation/record card must be received by Viking, no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled sailing date." Has anyone heard or read how this is to be done? Where do we send it? In the above referred to document they mention sending an email with a health survey seven days prior to the date of embarkation but this would be too late for the provision of said vaccination record. I'm guessing I missed something but am trying to be sure that we don't miss
  5. Agree! We are already working to make sure that we have dotted our i’s and crossed our t’s. Right now there are a few things we need to do ahead of the trip and certainly don’t expect Viking to cover those ... get a test, complete a form, upload test results, etc. etc. And we’ll have to watch as travel restrictions and requirements are evolving and I expect that changes are very likely. The only thing that seems sure is that Viking will test us on some regular schedule while onboard and they will provide us with testing documents needed for flights home ... and even that is for now!
  6. We’re booked on the July 6th cruise and very excited. We picked Bermuda over Iceland mainly because we haven’t been there ( did Iceland on an extension in 2016 ) but really thought it might be a simpler trip. We haven’t left our “bubble” in more than a year and not sure how this first trip will go. Anxiously awaiting flight info and the “return” of MVJ. Will spend some time watching as re-entry requirements seem to be an evolving issue. We’re in Illinois and my daughter (and travel buddy) is a Chicago resident ... they have their own rules. It can be daunting but I’m sure we’ll figure it
  7. We love the spa as well and are anxiously waiting for MVJ to update (or whatever it is they’re doing) so we can get more information. I’m guessing (and that’s all it is ... a guess) that the spa facilities will likely be available much of the time. We’ve been on several cruises and rarely have run into more than a handful of people using the facilities at any one time. I’m hoping that once on the ship we can call early in the day and potentially set up a time then rather than trying to set a time 60 - 70 days before embarking.
  8. I was wondering the same thing! They sold out so quickly! We booked Bermuda and the agent we worked with said they were receiving calls to book the welcome back trips before complete info about the trips had trickled down to the agents! Have to wonder if the ships will be at less than capacity.
  9. This is generally how we work with Viking. We have never had much luck trying to connect with an agent we worked with on earlier bookings. Contact attempts became complicated games of phone tag. Frankly, booking a cruise takes a bit of time and as we generally do e-check, getting things together to do the booking is an effort and I generally don’t want to leave a message then wait for a return call sometime later ... probably the minute I step into the shower! Most agents are polite, competent, and happy to help. Have only had one frustrating experience in almost 20 cruises!
  10. We are beyond excited! Just booked Bermuda for the 6th of July. Seemed like an easy "dip our toes back into the waters" trip and the price seemed quite reasonable. Honestly, at this point just being able to have a burger and an aperol spritz at the pool bar would be enough to get me packing!
  11. Pages linked by Peregrina earlier notes that if your airline requires a test before flight they will provide you with appropriate documentation of said test and (presumably) negative result.
  12. LOVED Ultimate Italy / Tuscany!!! It was worth every penny and we have even considered doing it again!
  13. We were at a vaccination clinic yesterday and several of the individuals around us receiving vaccines reported having had confirmed cases of COVID earlier in the pandemic. There is still so much we don't know about this virus, I wouldn't take anything for granted nor will I drop my current safety practices.
  14. We have been on cruises on decks 4,5,7, and 8. Noise is rarely a problem on any deck or in any particular area. We have only experienced annoying noise from "door slammers" and those happen anywhere, anytime! We loved deck 7 and it's proximity to the explorers lounge, wintergarden, etc. and 8 was nice, although a rough day or night at sea will be far more "noticeable" on the higher decks.
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