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On our recent Med cruise, most of the included...
On our recent Med cruise, most of the included excursions were a combination of "drive-bys" and walking. The tours were pretty basic, but as others have noted, they often times could be used as a...
Absolutely! If you are up to it, would love to...
Absolutely! If you are up to it, would love to follow your future cruise. Many thanks.
Since you are wanting to insure several trips,...
Since you are wanting to insure several trips, you may want to inquire about a multi-trip policy. We have one with RoamRight (obtained through broker Squaremouth). I believe insuremytrip also...
Congrats! For us, 7 days isn't quite enough....
Congrats!

For us, 7 days isn't quite enough. Just when you are really getting in the groove, it's time to disembark.

Earlier this year we did a B2B on the Star. Believe me, you won't be the...
Thank you. I would tend to agree with you that...
Thank you. I would tend to agree with you that it does seem odd that the server returned the menu to you (presumably to prove that tomato sauce was not part of the dish). Was it clearly labeled...
phyllisrf, thank you for sharing your comments,...
phyllisrf, thank you for sharing your comments, and I am sorry to hear about your experience. We have our first O cruise coming up later this year, which we selected because of both the itinerary and...
Our experience with the mini-bar crew on the Star...
Our experience with the mini-bar crew on the Star recently was very good. Restocked each day as expected. The first day we left a note near the mini bar indicating our preferences. The mini-bar...
We were on this cruise earlier this year, and I...
We were on this cruise earlier this year, and I don't recall seeing a toilet on any of the coaches that were used for the Viking excursions.
Late last year, on the Mariner, we bought one of...
Late last year, on the Mariner, we bought one of the MOVA globes to use up our OBC. These are fascinating little things.

https://www.movaglobes.com/how-mova-globe-works/
Safe travels back home. Truly enjoyed reading...
Safe travels back home. Truly enjoyed reading about your time aboard the Mariner!
Really enjoyed your reports. Thanks very much...
Really enjoyed your reports. Thanks very much for sharing your experience aboard the Mariner!
Forum: Viking Ocean
Posted By RJ2002
We enjoyed Jenna back in February on the Star. ...
We enjoyed Jenna back in February on the Star. Always smiling and friendly, and she's got a beautiful voice!!!
Yes. Oceania for instance has its OLife...
Yes. Oceania for instance has its OLife promotion, where you chose (prior to the cruise) if you want excursions or beverages (wine/beer w/ meals) or OBC. Regent, on the other hand, includes...
On our recent Mariner cruise (Nov/Dec 2017) we...
On our recent Mariner cruise (Nov/Dec 2017) we had several excursions where a member of the crew accompanied us. I guess it is hit or miss.
dkbustr, Enjoying the reports very much. Very...
dkbustr, Enjoying the reports very much. Very happy to see the beautiful shots of the Taj Mahal. For some reason I thought the renovation work might still be going on, but I see the scaffolding is...
Continuing to enjoy your reports. I actually...
Continuing to enjoy your reports. I actually thought your picture at Lanzarotte was quite good. :)
Love the pictures of Captain Serena and Justas! ...
Love the pictures of Captain Serena and Justas!

We didn't frequent the CC much when we were on the Mariner in November/December, but Justas used to come by the Mariner Lounge in the evenings. He...
I never see them unless quoted... ;)
I never see them unless quoted... ;)
Posted By RJ2002
Also agree with the others... find the right TA....
Also agree with the others... find the right TA. Don't leave money on the table! ;)
We were on a Mediterranean cruise recently, and...
We were on a Mediterranean cruise recently, and had planned on renting a car in Sicily during a port stop in Trapani. After we were already in Europe, I was checking something on the rental...
$1 Deposit - Today Only! (Friday, April 27)
Excerpts from an email today from HAL:

$1 Deposit — Today Only!

In celebration of 145 years of our Dutch traditions and King’s Day in the Netherlands, we invite you to savor the timeless...
Yes, another fun feature for Viking... full...
Yes, another fun feature for Viking... full payments due very early. I've read on other threads that some have been successful in negotiating for more time until the final payment is due.
This can certainly happen depending on the...
This can certainly happen depending on the sailing.

We were on the Mariner late last fall (the Amazon sailing), and about a couple of weeks out, we received an offer to move our booking to the...
Just a quick aside... THANK YOU for mentioning...
Just a quick aside... THANK YOU for mentioning this wine app! Just downloaded it from the Apple app store. Very cool.

Now, back to the blog. Enjoying your reports Ron and Rick!
Yep, that is Viking's policy. We had to swallow...
Yep, that is Viking's policy. We had to swallow the $100/pp penalty when we cancelled and re-booked the same cruise / same category because of a price drop. It was clearly spelled out in the...