Posted September 6th, 2017, 11:18 AM
If you look on the Viking Ocean website for what is included in each cabin category, you will see that for the 14 Explorer Suites on the ship, reservations for excursions open 97 days before sailing and for restaurants (Manfredi's and Chef's Table) 90 days. For the 32 Penthouse Junior Suites, it is 87 and 80 days. The Penthouse Veranda cabins get to book at 77 and 70, the Deluxe Veranda cabins at 67 and 60, and the Veranda cabins open for excursions at 60 days (with no restaurant reservations). It is probably impossible for an included exclusion to sell out before the Deluxe Veranda cabins had their chance, although specific time slots could be full.
You do not need to wake up at 1 AM on the date excursions become available to you. I tried it on my first cruise with Viking, and the excursions were not open until the morning. Also, over the next few hours, nothing filled and hardly anything changed. There are also a lot of changes once people are on the ship. No need for stress or anxiety.
Thanks for this information.
Do not know when the OP sailing date is?
I assume that on MVJ , I will be able to select on 67th day before sailing , as I have DV3 cabin. I am not worried bout the included excursions times, very flexible.
I do have one optional tour I want to reseve and pay for when I can on my MVJ.