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About bcorre2

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Mill Creek, WA
  • Interests
    Family, Travel, golf and skiing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Viking Oceans & Rivers Tauck
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Australia/New Zealand and Europe

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  1. All good ideas/options here! I would not recommend and will not do Viking Insurance again. Viking River would not allow our future credit to go toward insurance when we rebooked? Our June 2020 Portugal cruise was cancelled by Viking and we chose to rebook all the same for 2021. This cruise originally had insurance but Viking dropped the insurance and did not allow future credits to go toward insurance. Our TA discussed with VRC and they said the credits cannot be applied toward the insurance cost. The rebooked trip overage is only allowed to be used for: pre-paid gratu
  2. Tauck has nine riverboats, owned and operated by Scylla, a Swiss-owned company; while the only Tauck employees are the cruise director and guides, Tauck dictates the experience. Starting in 2017, the line is revamping its five older Jewel-class ships, which are smaller than the Inspiration vessels, reducing the capacity from 118 to 98. Once that's done, Tauck will no longer distinguish ships by "class." We’ve been on 6 Viking Ocean/River cruises and two Tauck land experiences. Tauck really knows how to treat you and allow you to relax completely on your journey with them. If th
  3. Effective immediately, we have amended our Final Payment Due Date and Cancellation Penalties to give you the time and flexibility you may need with regard to your travel plans. Details are as follows: • Final payment for all 2020 Tauck land tours and cruises is now due 45 days prior to departure, instead of our standard final payment terms. We have extended this date to enable you to make the best personal decision with regard to your planned trip as close to your scheduled departure date as possible. • All cancellation penalties will be frozen at the current tier and will not increa
  4. Steve, Could you help us understand this issue about Viking River not allowing our future credit to go toward insurance when we rebook? Is this a VRC Tax issue, insurer issue or something else? We’re led to believe other cruise lines allow the paid insurance cost to be move forward to the new rebooked cruise. Our June 2020 Portugal cruise was cancelled by Viking and we chose to rebook all the same for 2021. This cruise originally had insurance but Viking dropped the insurance and did not allow future credits to go toward insurance. Our TA discussed with VRC and they s
  5. You can find active Viking Mississippi topics in Viking River Roll Calls. Viking River has just recently added new cruises to the four they offer. We have booked two of these cruises for Sept 2022 and Apr 2023. We’re hoping Viking will take possession of another one of their 6 new Viking Mississippi River boats for this late 2023 cruise. This will be our 7th Viking adventure River/Ocean since 2013. We booked the shorter 8 day America's Heartland for 2022 and the other Southern half 8 day Heart of the Delta for 2023. Always like to wait for Viking to get the kinks out before
  6. We did NCL once on Pearl Alaska Adventure 2009. We've been Viking River/Ocean since. Have Viking River cruises # 6, 7 & 8 booked for 2021, 22 & 23. Last two on the Mississippi River. We enjoy Tauck for our land trips.
  7. We have rebooked our cancelled Portugal's River Of Gold from June 2020 to June 2021 using Vikings 125% FCV. Still hoping our Tauck In Freedom's Footsteps land journey will go this September. Since then, we've booked two Viking Mississippi River cruises for 2022 & 2023. We'll enjoy the shorter flights.
  8. Viking sells out Mississippi River cabins for October 2022 cruise As I said, "Build it and they will come" https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Viking-sells-out-cabins-for-October-2022-cruise-15211116.php
  9. TA booked Viking Mississippi for 2022 & 2023. Have moved to Viking (non NCLA) River Roll Calls Safe travels
  10. Our TA was able to cancel our June Viking River Cruise and just completed rescheduling for 2021 with ALL the same. Travel dates, Extensions pre/post, ship and suite. We didn’t hear anything about vouchers as we just re-booked. Some information we learned about the accounting magic Viking uses for re-booking vs refund that may help in your decision. The total for the 2019 departure for 2 people cost is what you would get if you just wanted a refund. Since we wanted to convert it to a credit, it’s that amount times 1.25 which was applied to our NEW Viking Cruise for 2021 with ALL of th
  11. Coral, We've both been in WA area for 70+ years and seen it all. WA, OR, ID & Canada. Sailed, boated and camped with our family and friends through out. Wonderful and easily accessible from our home. Built family homes in Bothell 5 mi South. Sold the ranch and downsized when we became empty nesters in 2004 and moved to Mill Creek. Love it here in our Condo-Home. Haven't been to the Heartland so looking forward to starting with the Viking St. Louis to St. Paul trip first (7th Viking River/Ocean Cruise) in 2022 and maybe follow-up with their New Orleans to Memphis in 2023. Just had our
  12. Viking now has a Viking Mississippi tab on their Viking River Fleet page. https://www.vikingrivercruises.com/ships/mississippi/viking-mississippi.html
  13. Build it and they will come. Asked our TA to book us. Time to move this to a CC Viking River Roll Call Article seems to carry the name listed in Wikipedia forward. 🙂 The company's first vessel on U.S. waterways, Viking Mississippi, will operate voyages along the Lower and Upper Mississippi River, traveling from New Orleans to St. Paul, Minnesota when it debuts in the summer of 2022.
  14. Listed on Wikipedia Viking Cruises Future ships Ship Maiden Voyage Builder Planned Flag Viking Mississippi 2022 Edison Chouest United States of America Offshore Service Vessels, L.L.C., doing business as Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) http://www.chouest.com/shipyards.html North American Shipbuilding (NAS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO)
  15. The newest post on CC. Great update! We'll be coming to Dubuque. https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/5115/ https://www.marinelink.com/news/inland-river-cruising-busy-462030 https://www.workboat.com/news/passenger-vessels/viking-to-add-cruise-ships-to-north-american-routes/ Rumors about Viking expanding into U.S. rivers have long been whispered, but according to the Associated Press, plans for a dock in in Dubuque, Iowa, are underway. The news agency reports the Dubuque City Council approved a 20-year agreement to share the cost o
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