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And that is a real plus - big dollar savings...
And that is a real plus - big dollar savings right there!
Unless of course the TA has some sort of inhouse...
Unless of course the TA has some sort of inhouse deposit or booking fee.

Some reason you need to switch TA's?
Bummer. Looking to take another cruise soon...
Bummer.

Looking to take another cruise soon and bit more upscale. Viking Ocean spoiled us. Plat level with NCL and would consider one of the sister cruiselines. Will now widen my search.
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I believe that is a prepaid credit card. Are...
I believe that is a prepaid credit card.

Are you looking to use it for all onboard expenses, or just certain things?

And, why not use a regular credit card since it has great protections?
If a top load, you could reach in and "capture"...
If a top load, you could reach in and "capture" the soap as it was being added?
BINGO. Direction of swells/waves can make a...
BINGO.

Direction of swells/waves can make a big difference.
I can not imagine Viking Ocean showing...
I can not imagine Viking Ocean showing unreasonable wear.
I would not worry about the process. Just log in...
I would not worry about the process. Just log in and it will walk you through things.
insurance? Check insuremytrip.com and pick the...
insurance? Check insuremytrip.com and pick the coverage you want. Anything you get verbally from an agent means nothing if it is not in the policy.
If you make a change BEFORE the final payment...
If you make a change BEFORE the final payment date with most lines, it really is just a payment free cancel, and a new booking. So, no penalty. It has to do with final payment date. If you are a...
Forum: Viking Ocean
Posted By garycarla
We have done suites on NCL multiple times with...
We have done suites on NCL multiple times with Butlers. No big deal in my mind. We love Viking compared to NCL. Would not ever be a factor in our choice.

By the way, you will find the good in...
Welcome aboard. We did an inaugural cruise and...
Welcome aboard. We did an inaugural cruise and you would have thought the ship had been sailing for a year. They have it down to a science.

We did Rome to Barcelona in late Feb. You will be fine....
There is a review section here on CruiseCritic. ...
There is a review section here on CruiseCritic. You will find tons of reviews there. And, fyi - all the ocean ships are 99% the same, so you can read other Viking ships as well.

And yes, try to...
We have spent pre and post time in Barcelona many...
We have spent pre and post time in Barcelona many times. Different hotel each time. Between online reviews and pricing, we just picked them. Once was right on Ramblas. That was a bit noisy from...
If you scroll down the page, there is a thread...
If you scroll down the page, there is a thread about Silver Spirits. Many folks there discuss bringing on your own drinks. Bottom line - you can bring any beverages you want onboard.
I would print the vouchers at home for at least...
I would print the vouchers at home for at least two reasons:
1 - Printer onboard might not be working - they do have one
2 - You may have trouble getting to the site or email where the vouchers are...
The missing letters for those with cat like...
The missing letters for those with cat like curiosity are ..N.A.Z.I..
Check the PORTS OF CALL for lots on transfers. ...
Check the PORTS OF CALL for lots on transfers. Book your own hotel and get a local tour.
search for RomeTookKit for some great information.

Oh, and congrats to you for doing extra days in Rome...
good idea above. Basically, go to any of the...
good idea above.

Basically, go to any of the big travel sites and search for cruises by ship and month(s) to see all the options.

The Viking site lets you search by month, though you then...
As mentioned, check out the Roll Call. But,...
As mentioned, check out the Roll Call.

But, the biggest suggestion/tip I can offer is to scan down through postings here from the past few weeks. It is FULL of tips and information.

All the...
I did not see the question answered about...
I did not see the question answered about multiple drinks delivered to room. We did not have the package, but I would assume you can only get one drink at a time - hope somebody can answer.
We stopped leaving our bags out 15+ cruises ago. ...
We stopped leaving our bags out 15+ cruises ago. Even when we had full size bags, we still wheeled them off on our own. We would usually pack in the morning and have the bags ready to go with the...
As mentioned, it is going to vary depending on...
As mentioned, it is going to vary depending on ports. We ALWAYS go in the day before or more and do our own transfers. Easier and cheaper. But, not for everyone.
You might want to change you title to asking...
You might want to change you title to asking about Amazon. Somebody on the Sky next month would skip that, and anyone that has done the Amazon might skip it.

Good luck.
Guessing maybe you are staying not too far from...
Guessing maybe you are staying not too far from the terminal - if so, many hotels will hold your bags after you check out. Since you may already be close to where you want to explore, why not leave...