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$200 won't make a difference, but per cabin (2...
$200 won't make a difference, but per cabin (2 people) it is already $400 and more important it shows if company cares about their loyal customers. It is seems like the past guest discount is...
It seems like this one does not exist anymore....
It seems like this one does not exist anymore. I've not seen it for a long time on Viking's website. And there was actually another one: "complimentary upgrade if available after 3 cruises with...
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*Offer VLF:
Offer valid on bookings made from January 12, 2017 to January 15, 2017. Cruise from $2,699 per person based on May 2017...
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Considering current level of service IMO the time hasn't come yet for Mississippi river cruises.
Just book it :) In fact IMO itinerary is the...
Just book it :)
In fact IMO itinerary is the most important in river cruising. The cruise lines you mentioned are pretty much the same with some differences that should not affect your first river...
I do not really see your point? Yes, there is a...
I do not really see your point? Yes, there is a 0.1% chance shuttle buses to the Vienna city center are provided on let's say AMAReina and not on AMASonata. And unlike AMASonata tour stuff on...
Assuming you had this tour just means the lack of...
Assuming you had this tour just means the lack of organisation on AMA. Maybe CM announced it somewhere. I've never heard it and nothing was published in AMA Dailies about it.
Wonderful. However Elbe river is very...
Wonderful. However Elbe river is very unpredictable: while we had a perfect weather and no low water issues in March this year, a year ago the same cruise was just cancelled due to the snow and...
No, if I do, it'll turn into a cruise/ship review...
No, if I do, it'll turn into a cruise/ship review which is not the purpose of my post. Ship name does matter either since all 3 AMA ships have the same design.
But do not get me wrong: I am not...
Viking does orientation strolls in many cities,...
Viking does orientation strolls in many cities, not just one orientation tour you had sometime ago. Btw, we had none.
I've never seen someone missed a show due to the...
I've never seen someone missed a show due to the lack of seating: they usually add additional seats. Also Viking manages it very smart: at the same time something else is being offered or you can...
I never said the water was not offered before the...
I never said the water was not offered before the tour. However it was not available later or offered for a fee.


Interesting. It was never mentioned in AMA Dailies and I have all of them in...
Good for you. I can only say it is very different...
Good for you. I can only say it is very different from what we've seen and experienced. Although unlike you I can compare Viking vs AMA since we've sailed on both lines. And just for information:...
Compare and review AmaWaterways vs Viking
Decided to post here a few notes about our AMA river cruise experience and how it compares to Viking. Hopefully it’ll help future river cruisers to choose the right option and not regret it later. ...
No, they can and do resell. JFYI: the Gate1...
No, they can and do resell.
JFYI: the Gate1 pays 14%-16% commission depending on what and how you book.
Good news. Thanks to everyone.
Good news. Thanks to everyone.
AmaPrima question
Does AmaPrima have a sauna? Can't find that info on ama's website.
It is an option to select your own flight...
It is an option to select your own flight schedule from what Viking can offer. I assume the OP uses Viking Air.
There will be numerous responses about best connection cities, connection time etc...
Although I have a full time job, I am also a...
Although I have a full time job, I am also a registered TA :) But usually only do bookings for ourselves and our friends/acquaintances.
So back to the subject: definitely need to pay attention to...
Agree. Zurich airport is one of the easiest in...
Agree. Zurich airport is one of the easiest in navigation. Back in April we had no problem in finding a flight and the hotel shuttle.
Even if you stay in the same hotel the savings...
Even if you stay in the same hotel the savings are substantial. In our case it was $73 per night vs $699 pp what Viking charges.
Exactly! Just keep in mind: an average TA's...
Exactly! Just keep in mind: an average TA's commission (does not matter online TA or not) from a river cruise is about $700 - $1300...
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Dinner is at 7 pm. That's the time to sit down...
Dinner is at 7 pm. That's the time to sit down and order...
Sometimes (very seldom) they can change it to let's say 7.30
We had this parliament tour in 2012. It lasted...
We had this parliament tour in 2012. It lasted about 30 minutes and was IMO a waste of time and money. They only show a little part of the building and the parliament hall from the balcony. That's...
I agree. That type of ship (called "river-sea")...
I agree. That type of ship (called "river-sea") is suitable for short crossings and only allowed to sail close to the coastline. Black Sea has a maximum depth of 7257 ft and can be very rough.
I'd...