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BrendaEDH

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  1. We did the Bergen to Oslo train on our own in August 2018 after our Viking Homelands cruise. Tickets are available 90 days in advance thru https://www.vy.no/en. We reserved Comfort Class tickets as it provided more leg room and space. Seats can be selected at time of booking and sent via email or mobile download. We spent an extra day in Bergen and made the short walk from our hotel to the train station, but as others have stated, taxis were available from the ship directly to Bergen Station. We did not pack light, but were able to lift (2 steps) our suitcases (45 lbs) onto the train. The
  2. I just chatted with Viking and the agent stated that the "stateroom upgrade" for the JUL4 offer is within the same category. I asked for further clarification, and he stated that the price quote was the same for all DV cabins, DV6 to DV1. I did not inquire about the suites, as we usually book a DV cabin.
  3. We have stayed in a DV6 cabin twice (3060 & 3069) and both were very quiet with no noise from the restaurant below or from the hallway.
  4. I've sailed in staterooms 4078 and 4067 and never heard any noise from the tenders. However, on both cruises we had very smooth seas so this may have accounted for the lack of creaking or noise from the tenders. We like being on a lower deck, mid-ship for lack of motion and easy access to the stairs/elevators.
  5. Just thought I would share this interesting article posted in the Telegraph: "Cruises around Britain could be on this summer as Viking teases plans" Granted if this is a go, it would only apply to folks in UK. Glad to see that Viking is exploring this option.
  6. Also noticed Viking's bond offering mentioned in this Bloomberg article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-11/asia-s-high-yield-bonds-are-rallying-as-some-lockdowns-eased
  7. Interesting article from yesterday's WSJ (paywall article): "Viking Cruises Seeks $600million in bond offerings..." https://www.wsj.com/articles/viking-cruises-seeks-to-raise-600-million-11589215417
  8. While on Viking Homelands (August 2018) we took the included Viking train (very comfortable) and then met our private guide at approx.10:30am at Ostbanhof station. The Viking included tour continued on via bus with drop off at Hilton Hotel at Gendarmenmarkt. We were a group of six and reserved a private walking tour and had our guide drop us at Gendarmenmarkt at approx. 3:00pm for the Viking bus back to the train station. Viking used different train stations for arrival and departure, I believe the departure station was Gesundbrunnen. It was very well-organized by Viking with guides on e
  9. While on Viking Homelands (August 2018) we got off the Viking train at approx.10:30am at Ostbanhof and met our private guide. The Viking included tour continued on via bus with drop off at Hilton Hotel at Gendarmenmarkt. We were a group of six and reserved a private walking tour and had our guide drop us at Gendarmenmarkt at approx. 3:00pm for the Viking bus back to the train station. Viking used different train stations for arrival and departure, I believe the departure station was Gesundbrunnen. It was very well-organized by Viking with guides on each train car, morning coffee and after
  10. We did this tour last September and it was wonderful! No problem getting back to the ship prior to departure. Rodne's dock is approximately 100 yards from the Viking dock near the tourist information center. Enjoy!
  11. Bradpole - thank you so much for your detailed review and wonderful photos! We are sailing on this same itinerary in September. Did you attend any of the port talks or lectures? Who were the resident historians?
  12. Bradpole and travelingman - thank you for your reviews! We are sailing on this same itinerary Venice to Athens in September. Would be curious to know more about your excursions; which included tours did you take and which optional tours did you take? Which optional excursions seem to be full or sold out?
  13. Agreed! One more item to add to our long list of things we love about Viking! Enjoy your cruise on the Orion!
  14. Interesting article from Forbes magazine: Viking Saga: The Tale of Tor Hagen And His Voyage From Ousted CEO To Cancer Survivor To Cruise Ship Billionaire Happy Travels!
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