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    Lost Pines, Texas
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    Golf, Airplanes, Earth Covered Homes, Learning New Things
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    Celebrity
  1. Tell Me Why.....I should book a cruise if I do not know Perigrina651 is also onboard???
  2. I have been trying to see if the combined cruise fare is less than the fare for each leg, but apparently the combined cruise does not coincide with any individual cruises. In general terms it looks like the combined cruise is cheaper than two individual cruises B2B. Works out to about $200/day.
  3. My experience with purchasing insurance has been that going with non-cruise insurance companies gives broader coverage at less cost. (We use USAA). Fortunately have no experience with claims.
  4. That is what we are looking at. Just hoping for more information, either specific or general.
  5. (This was originally posted to the Cruise Questions board. Moved to Viking Ocean and here at recommendation of long time CC member.): We have cruised a number of times, on both Holland and Celebrity, and are now considering a combined Viking Ocean and River Cruise for out 50th anniversary. CC apparently does not have any way to zero in on the combined cruise experience, possibly because it is relatively new and limited in popularity. We have a number of questions and would appreciate any advice anyone wants to give: 1. It looks like one must book very early, nearly as soon as the cruise is released, which is a year and a half before departure. What effect does this seem to have on pricing, cancellation and cabin choices? Do cabins open up later in the year? 2. Since they are one-way cruises, what is the best way to coordinate air travel? Fly from the arrival port back to the departure port, or are there other alternatives? Economics of two one way flights vs. one round trip? If one books air through Viking how do they handle it? 3. With the combined experience different than the normal cruise, is it best to do the ocean portion first then the river, or vice versa? Why? Anything else important I have missed? Thanks, all. we appreciate the help.
  6. (This was originally posted to the Cruise Questions thread. Moved to here and Viking River boards at suggestion by long time CC member.): We have cruised a number of times, on both Holland and Celebrity, and are now considering a combined Viking Ocean and River Cruise for out 50th anniversary. CC apparently does not have any way to zero in on the combined cruise experience, possibly because it is relatively new and limited in popularity. We have a number of questions and would appreciate any advice anyone wants to give: 1. It looks like one must book very early, nearly as soon as the cruise is released, which is a year and a half before departure. What effect does this seem to have on pricing, cancellation and cabin choices? Do cabins open up later in the year? 2. Since they are one-way cruises, what is the best way to coordinate air travel? Fly from the arrival port back to the departure port, or are there other alternatives? Economics of two one way flights vs. round trip? If one books air through Viking how do they handle it? 3. With the combined experience different than the normal cruise, is it best to do the ocean portion first then the river, or vice versa? Why? Anything else important I have missed? Thanks, all. we appreciate the help.
  7. Thanks, you may be right. Just trying to avoid clogging up the works. Reposted
  8. We have cruised a number of times, on both Holland and Celebrity, and are now considering a combined Viking Ocean and River Cruise for out 50th anniversary. CC apparently does not have any way to zero in on the combined cruise experience, possibly because it is relatively new and limited in popularity. We have a number of questions and would appreciate any advice anyone wants to give: 1. It looks like one must book very early, nearly as soon as the cruise is released, which is a year and a half before departure. What effect does this seem to have on pricing, cancellation and cabin choices? Do cabins open up later in the year? 2. Since they are one-way cruises, what is the best way to coordinate air travel? Fly from the arrival port back to the departure port, or are there other alternatives? If one books air through Viking how do they handle it? 3. With the combined experience different than the normal cruise, is it best to do the ocean portion first then the river, or vice versa? Why? Anything else important I have missed? Thanks, all. we appreciate the help.
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