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4 hours ago, Liz Masterson said:

Whisky neat... 🥃

 

I have sad news. Had to cancell my Viking River Cruise on the Nile. My dear friend and traveling companion was diagnosed with cancer and... while the prognosis is good... needs to seek treatmant ASAP. So no New Year's Eve on the Nile for us.  But plenty of vouchers to plan another trip when she is better...

 

Her concerns and disappointment are of course bigger than mine... but she doesn't drink... so make mine a double... Sigh...


Very sorry to hear about your friend’s situation. As you say, the concerns and disappointment are definitely there. I know the feeling — I was diagnosed with neck cancer three years ago and had to cancel a land-based trip to Europe.
 

Best wishes to your friend for a speedy recovery, and to both of you for your next Viking cruise! 

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Hi everybody! I typically just “stalk” all these conversation (and laugh)…My trip isn’t until August 2022, but I am longing to travel…rebook of a rebook…several trips in 2022..please start talking again…it makes me feel happy…let’s have a cocktail and look out the windows at the movement of the ship, let’s chat about inconsequential issues and think about “normal”… it’s been awhile since I read any witty reparte’ … Liz…I’m sorry to learn of your friend’s illness… I hope she recovers quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi.  Thanks for waking me up.  These couches are very cozy.  I have been having the worst dream about cruise travel.  Let me get a Margarita and I'll tell you about it.......🍸

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54 minutes ago, Let Me Travel! said:

Hi everybody! I typically just “stalk” all these conversation (and laugh)…My trip isn’t until August 2022, but I am longing to travel…rebook of a rebook…several trips in 2022..please start talking again…it makes me feel happy…let’s have a cocktail and look out the windows at the movement of the ship, let’s chat about inconsequential issues and think about “normal”… it’s been awhile since I read any witty reparte’ … Liz…I’m sorry to learn of your friend’s illness… I hope she recovers quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well we had two awesome Viking cruises last year in spite of all the safety protocols.  We traveled to the right places at the right times.  Loved every minute.  May your 8-22 cruise be trouble free as well.  Have not booked another yet but do have a small voucher to use for booking by December 15 this year.

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Well, we canceled our Holy Land cruise due to all the craziness, but then I our friends on Kauai invited us to visit them instead! So we leave next week for a very different trip than we’d planned. Quite a satisfactory consolation prize, especially given that it’s going down to 3 degrees (Fahrenheit) here this week. I think we’ll be quite ready for palm trees and trade winds.

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16 minutes ago, Twitchly said:

Well, we canceled our Holy Land cruise due to all the craziness, but then I our friends on Kauai invited us to visit them instead! So we leave next week for a very different trip than we’d planned. Quite a satisfactory consolation prize, especially given that it’s going down to 3 degrees (Fahrenheit) here this week. I think we’ll be quite ready for palm trees and trade winds.

Sounds great.  We were booked on Viking for the Hawaii that became Mexican so cancelled.  Like you we realized we could no problem fly to Hawaii.  Just not cruise there.  Makes perfect sense right?  Have a blast.

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4 minutes ago, Jim Avery said:

Sounds great.  We were booked on Viking for the Hawaii that became Mexican so cancelled.  Like you we realized we could no problem fly to Hawaii.  Just not cruise there.  Makes perfect sense right?  Have a blast.


Thanks! Yes, not a great time to cruise at the moment, but it’s still easy enough to travel domestically. (How lucky are we that Hawaii is considered domestic?) And our friends have a guest house. And they love to cook! We like to eat, so it works out nicely. 😄
 

So have you made plans to visit Hawaii, too? Or are you already there?

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Lovely evening here in the Explore Lounge. I  am sipping a Sidecar cocktail.

Looking at the lighted  constellations framing the windows at night , I am thinking of the  big telescope that was just launched and will be ready sometime in March as it get in its orbit. What a wonderful universe we live on at our small blue marble planet in the the Milky Way.

Cheers! Look forward to reading about Viking world cruisers who are  gathering in LA to begin an adventure,  that is full of change beginning today.

Cheers!

 

Patti

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6 hours ago, Twitchly said:


Thanks! Yes, not a great time to cruise at the moment, but it’s still easy enough to travel domestically. (How lucky are we that Hawaii is considered domestic?) And our friends have a guest house. And they love to cook! We like to eat, so it works out nicely. 😄
 

So have you made plans to visit Hawaii, too? Or are you already there?

Wonderful!  My parents lived in Kauai for over 30 years.  Seen it all.  
best part of all - you won’t have to risk testing positive with no symptoms or being sent home because someone else on a bus tested positive!!!

you are in control!  Wish you a great Hawaiian trip!

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52 minutes ago, CCWineLover said:

Wonderful!  My parents lived in Kauai for over 30 years.  Seen it all.  
best part of all - you won’t have to risk testing positive with no symptoms or being sent home because someone else on a bus tested positive!!!

you are in control!  Wish you a great Hawaiian trip!

 

Thanks! Yes, this feels like a lot more of a relaxing option right now. 
 

How thoughtful of your parents to move to Kauai so you could visit them! 🏝🍹

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