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For both posters who are asking about tours:...
For both posters who are asking about tours: There are a few cab companies that do tours, but I'm not aware of any actual tour companies - but of course I may be wrong about that. As I probably...
Yes, I think Icelandair has come a long way. I...
Yes, I think Icelandair has come a long way. I remember years ago when they first came out with flights from the Washington/Baltimore area, I SO wanted to go to Iceland! The flights (and...
It sounds odd, and I'm wondering if that's the...
It sounds odd, and I'm wondering if that's the time that everyone is supposed to be off the ship - i.e., the latest you can get off. While Viking DOES take care of luggage and immigration...
Good luck with Hanga Roa. You just can't...
Good luck with Hanga Roa. You just can't predict, but if you make it in, it's awesome and SO memorable. We loved our 12 person van tour, and the vendor refunded much of the cost of the second day...
Well, unfortunately, the big, sheltered, reliable...
Well, unfortunately, the big, sheltered, reliable ports that most cruise lines go to are not always the ones I want to go to, so I suppose my best option is to just not worry about the occasional...
Thank you for your information! It's helping me...
Thank you for your information! It's helping me get an idea of what there is to see on an Australian cruise.

Yes, itinerary changes can and do happen. Those of us who have cruised a lot know;...
I used the free Duval Loop bus to get around....
I used the free Duval Loop bus to get around. From near Front Street, I explored the Truman Annex area, but didn't actually go into the Truman House. I then caught the Duval Loop bus, went around...
We used the free Duval Loop bus the first week in...
We used the free Duval Loop bus the first week in December. We were docked near Front Street, so it wasn't too far to go to catch the bus. If you're there on a Sunday, it may start later than you'd...
Yes. Only those who were iced got a certificate....
Yes. Only those who were iced got a certificate. I just watched. I think the certificates were delivered to the cabins later, but I forget.
http://www.pbase.com/roothy123/lofoten_islands_and...
http://www.pbase.com/roothy123/lofoten_islands_and_honningsvag

The above is a link to my pictures.
On our June 2017 cruise, there was no fish...
On our June 2017 cruise, there was no fish kissing, except I think the Captain kissed one. However, those who wanted to participate in the crossing ceremony had to line up and have ice poured down...
I had to use my phone once while in Norway in...
I had to use my phone once while in Norway in June, but I don't remember the specifics. I think I called from the ship while at sea on my cell phone, but I don't remember too much about it, except...
The one that appeals most to me is the Lisbon to...
The one that appeals most to me is the Lisbon to Barcelona, with close second Venice to Rome, and lastly Rome to Monte Carlo. Of course, I'm assuming you would go a few days early for each cruise,...
I'm into DIY, so I'm tentatively planning to use...
I'm into DIY, so I'm tentatively planning to use the public buses and my two feet to see a lot while there. I've read there's a free shuttle bus that goes past the port and around the city, although...
Just jumping on here to get ideas, as we'll be in...
Just jumping on here to get ideas, as we'll be in Alaska this summer. Thanks for the link to the Alaska book. I just got a book from the library that's pretty good (Anne Vipond's Alaska by Cruise...
Thinking seriously of taking an Australia/New...
Thinking seriously of taking an Australia/New Zealand cruise, but know nothing about either place, so I'm hoping to learn something from this thread!
Wow! So many links to look at! Wonderful. ...
Wow! So many links to look at! Wonderful.

On the above, I think pudgey meant #myvikingstory - you can go to Viking website, search for my viking story and pull up a link to where people are...
Well, we were on the Star in 2015 and again this...
Well, we were on the Star in 2015 and again this year (2017). I couldn't see any difference, but then of course it was only a two year difference.

We loved our 2015 Empires of the Med cruise,...
mapleleaves, thank you for asking this question. ...
mapleleaves, thank you for asking this question. We're going to be in Prince Rupert in May 2018 and I'm also interested in the bear watching, although I haven't had time to look into it. If you...
We love Viking Ocean cruises, but sometimes I...
We love Viking Ocean cruises, but sometimes I miss the people who cruise on Oceania - more down to earth, accepting when something goes wrong, more experienced at ocean cruising, etc. Too many...
Which cruise was this? Just curious. Even for...
Which cruise was this? Just curious. Even for the Cuba overnight excursion, each bus was only about half to two thirds full - or at least OURS was; can't speak for the rest.

More Viking people...
Interesting! Not my experience, but I suppose...
Interesting! Not my experience, but I suppose each cruise is different.
We enjoyed Pompeii when we were in Sorrento on a...
We enjoyed Pompeii when we were in Sorrento on a cruise, although I think we took the train there rather than doing it on a ship's excursion. In any case, I thought it was a worthwhile place to...
We haven't been in a room that comes with...
We haven't been in a room that comes with champagne, so I can't answer that first question.

On the second, it varies from port to port, but I can tell you that I don't remember Viking ever...
Some of you may not know, but: 1) There are a few...
Some of you may not know, but: 1) There are a few differences between the 2 buffet areas at World Cafe. For example, if you want pizza, you need to be on one side. 2) Occasionally Viking will offer...