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Hi there My Dang Cruise, My wife and I are 2...
Hi there My Dang Cruise,
My wife and I are 2 time Viking cruisers and like you, tend to be more independent and want to plan out our own days. While we enjoyed many of the included tours, we also...
Interesting - we celebrated our 43rd anniversary...
Interesting - we celebrated our 43rd anniversary aboard the Kvasir in August. I did tell the (is it the hotel manager?). We didn't get anything on the day other than the restaurant manager stopping...
We did the pre cruise in Lucerne with Viking this...
We did the pre cruise in Lucerne with Viking this year and have done a couple of Viking cruises so I'll try to help in case you don't get anything more pertinent.

All transfers will be on a...
I'm not sure if this counts; on our Rhine Getaway...
I'm not sure if this counts; on our Rhine Getaway last month (2nd Viking cruise) we were invited to a cocktail reception for returning guests. Captain and all the management crew were there. Nice...
Our excursion took us up the hill, past that...
Our excursion took us up the hill, past that airfield where we stopped for a beautiful view of the vineyards with the town and the Moselle below. Our favorite view of the trip.
And brought back a...
We were just there a few days ago Notamermaid....
We were just there a few days ago Notamermaid. What a beautiful place and important perhaps to the German people.
We had a chance to take a little side trip up the Moselle valley to the vineyards at...
As I mentioned in a different post, we were on...
As I mentioned in a different post, we were on Vikings Rhine Getaway - Basel to Rotterdam last week - 8/15-22. I noticed no issues with river traffic. I did not notice any unusual low water...
The Viking transfer from Valhalla
#1 wife and I are just back from the Viking Kvasir / Basel to Amsterdam cruise. I'll do a review later but had to share this funny story,
Because of a big Sail event in Amsterdam harbor Viking had...
We were on the Viking Kvasir last week and...
We were on the Viking Kvasir last week and through the castle stretch last Wednesday. I must admit I noticed none of the indicators of low water that others have mentioned, but I'm sure that's just...
Great to hear your positive report. We leave 2...
Great to hear your positive report. We leave 2 weeks from today and are doing the Lucerne extension as well. Was the Mt. Pilatus trip fairly easy to follow all the way through? How much time did the...
The answer is yes. You can get them on line -...
The answer is yes. You can get them on line - here's one example
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YNTYOOM?psc=1
Or if you live near a Container Store or Mori Luggage they also have them.
Worst case...
And to be fair to Viking they should not be...
And to be fair to Viking they should not be expected to cater to the various and sundry whims of every customer.
We suspected this would happen. Not a huge deal...
We suspected this would happen. Not a huge deal for us as we'll end up in Amsterdam during a once every 5 year event that should be awesome. Rotterdam looks to be an hour or so from Amsterdam.
Are...
I agree Betty - I think Viking has 6 ships on the...
I agree Betty - I think Viking has 6 ships on the Rhine Getaway itinerary. We're off a week or so in front of you and getting very excited.
I have the utmost faith in old Father Rhine to keep the...
I found this on Viking's web site...
I found this on Viking's web site http://www.vikingrivercruises.com/my-trip/about-my-cruise/current-sailings.html
I've been watching Viking Kavasir, our ride in...
I've been watching Viking Kavasir, our ride in about a month, on this site http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:330447/zoom:10
It arrived in Basel today ready for it's departure tomorrow...
Here is the go to site for the German Markets...
Here is the go to site for the German Markets -http://www.germany-christmas-market.org.uk/
Our Viking Heart of Germany cruise last December is on our all time list of favorite vacations.
Enjoy,...
You should really be proud of your...
You should really be proud of your accomplishment. So many benefits associated with what you achieved:D
I've mentioned this in another CC thread but will repeat it for you. I'm a 67 yr old guy who...
Trying to keep from peaking too soon banditoo:) I...
Trying to keep from peaking too soon banditoo:) I tried to put in a picture link but didn't work. BTW - thanks again for your site which really simplified our planning.
FM
We received our documents today (7/9) for an...
We received our documents today (7/9) for an August 12 departure.
http://Flic.kr/p/vM8H3h
I expect Mr. Lockwoods 25th anniversary cruise is...
I expect Mr. Lockwoods 25th anniversary cruise is about to take a decided turn for the better.
Again - just to clarify - I have a Capital One...
Again - just to clarify - I have a Capital One debit card that draws on a Capital One checking account that I established for travel. There are no transaction fees of any kind and any fees charged at...
I'm not sure if Capital One 360 is different from...
I'm not sure if Capital One 360 is different from other of their cards, but my Capital One debit has no fees and does indeed reimburse any fees charged by others. I've tested it and know that it...
Wisdom like this is why you are the Queen of...
Wisdom like this is why you are the Queen of Everything. I'll go out on a limb and predict your Christmas cruise will be spectacular,
Frank