Posted July 20th, 2018, 09:41 PM
Although we took a prior river cruise on Viking, we did not use their air. This time the pricing was so good that we took it. Based on what I’d read on CC, we spent the extra $50 per person to create our own itinerary. Please tell me your Viking Air stories. Please provide hints to make our trip run smoothly. Thank you in advance.
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Hi. We have crused twice with Viking, first in 2017 and the second just last month. On both trips I paid the $50 in order to select the carrier and route that we prefer. Fortunately we live in a gateway city so fewer issues with connections. In both cases we had the exact flights we wanted.
We also requested ticketing so that we could select premium seats. I cannot remember how far out we did that but it was in the area of four or five months. I was told that if we make any changes once we were ticketed we were responsibile for the extra fees. Fair enough really.
We are now looking at booking our next river cruise with Viking and I would not hesitate to go the same way. I found the Viking Air agents very helpful and patient. Having said that, I had already researched three options in case my first choise was not available. Now, to add to the mix we paid the extra $$ ($100 I think) for the deviation option so we could arrive five days early in Amsterdam and leavea few days later in Budapest. No problems.
Viking had offered Included Air in the stated fare for our particular cruise and despite lots of research I could not find a deal on my own that even came close. Fingers crossed it all goes well again when we start the booking procedure. Trust this is helpful and safe and pleasant travels.