Posted May 21st, 2018, 12:22 PM
Hi thanks for the quick reply!
We have booked the packages on all our river cruises (other half likes his drink and is often up into the small hours). In the UK the pdf versions are only if you pre-book before you go so I was wondering what the actual price was when embarking and adding it then or may be it is still the same. The river cruises were, for example, £97.00 (just got up to I believe £120.00) for pre-booking and 150 euros for a 7 nighter if done whilst on the boat. We have onboard credit so in effect not actually paying for it and we don't do the optional excursions etc.
For US pax, it is $139pp whether we pay in advance or wait until we board. BTW, Ocean and River SS packages have different prices and different rules.
Out of curiosity, is your OBC given in £ or $?
Another thing to look into is something new on Oceans and I don't know if it available on the UK site. Now when we pre-book on board expenses (optional tours, et.) we can use our OBC to pay for them--at least this is what I have picked up in my reading here.
Some of the extras we get are from our Travel Agents and not from Viking. UK pricing includes gratutities where US does not. But in general, I have found that unless they are really trying to push a particular cruise, the freebies are few and far between. Choose a popular itinerary and there is very little thrown in. Also, I found that booking on board gets you more.
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