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Cyber Kat

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    East Jibib
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    travel, computers, cats - lots of stuff!
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Viking
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Bermuda

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  1. I think it depends on the time of the month and what day they close out the month. I had one show up promptly and another take nearly the 21 days.
  2. As others have said, there really aren’t any levels like on other lines, but if there were levels why would Viking allow credit for loyalty levels on another line? They are not connected in any way with other lines like the more mainstream lines - like Celebrity and Azamara are part of Royal Caribbean for instance. It’s to their benefit to offer transferable loyalty points to keep you “in house” so to speak. It’s a motivation to stick within their “family.” Viking is Viking. There are no other brands - Just Viking River and Viking Ocean. If you take a river cruise, then book an oce
  3. I’ve had several refunds coming from Viking. Several for excursions and 2 when we switched from Viking flights to doing our own. All of the refunds were done in less than the 21 days. It did seem to matter what time of the month it was. Credit card credits appeared faster than those returned to my bank account - things that were paid by e-check
  4. I’m glad I’m not the only one! We have a Celebrity cruise on Equinox in May and I’ve really been looking forward to it. Neither of us wants to cancel because it holds a lot of firsts for us. It’s the Caribbean out of FLL so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I’m driving my DH nuts because I want a return to sanity! All people are doing is focusing on the death rate, but so many have had it and gotten over it with few ill effects. Why can’t we for once have the press and all those in charge look at things in a POSITIVE way. Instead of posting stats like 100,000 have been infected
  5. Did get the email from Viking regarding the new temporary cancellation policy? You have up to 24 hours before your cruise to cancel for a 100% return of all money paid to Viking (in the form of an FCC valid for 2 years). No penalty and I understand it covers the cost of insurance, flights and extensions booked through them. We have 1 Celebrity cruise in May (Caribbean) which we hope to go on and 3 Viking cruises - which we hope to go on - between now and Sep 2021. We are hoping things settle down and we can go, but it’s nice to know we’re covered.
  6. Just an FYI in case you haven’t gotten the email. This is going out to all booked passengers and it includes trips booked between now and April 30th. Make sure Viking has your current email address. Dear Viking Guest, As you undoubtedly know, the coronavirus COVID-19 is causing concern in the general public and among those of us engaged in travel. At Viking, the safety and security of our guests and employees has always been our top priority. We have implemented enhanced health screening procedures for all guests and staff before boarding our vessels and everyone
  7. I thought golf shirts and short sleeve button down shirts were okay for men in Luminae. My husband is not going to be happy in long sleeves on a Caribbean cruise in May. Also how are they defining “flip flops?” Mine are not of the beach or shower variety. They are more thong sandals without a back strap. They all have bling, of course! I have a pair of ballet flats on order with DSW, but I really prefer the “flip flops.” And if my ankles swell, as they often do, they are a necessity.
  8. We have a Sky Suite booked for our May Caribbean cruise. This is all new to us as we’ve never booked a suite before (I actually really wanted the aft wrap - the whole suite thing is just icing, though I’m sure we will like the perks), and we’ve never sailed with Celebrity before. Still trying to figure out how to use the butler 😁. But what is the pre-cruise concierge do? So glad to be discussing something other than Coronavirus! 😳. I just hope we get to go!
  9. For our first Viking cruise we booked a DV and were offered an upgrade to a PV at a very good price. We took it and really loved the room size and amenities. There is so much drawer space and (important to my husband) you get liquor, wine and beer in the fridge replaced daily. We loved having the sofa and chair. There is no free laundry, nor is there a second TV. The PS rooms have that, not the PV. We enjoyed the room so much that we booked the same cabin (5101) for our next cruise and 5102 for the one after that. We just recently booked a Viking cruise for spring 2021.
  10. We had both a river cruise and an ocean cruise booked when we got the offer. It was the first we’ve gotten with good incentives!
  11. Interesting - because we just booked this cabin for a Caribbean cruise next spring. We have been booking PV1s but we were looking for something cheaper and close to home for that spring cruise. I’d been looking at other lines (shhh don’t tell) because Viking usually leaves the Caribbean by the end of March. We did the West Indies Explorer a couple of years ago at the end of March and we had some stress about a late season blizzard back home. My husband said he was never cruising in snow season again 😝 I wasn’t finding anything interesting, so I expanded my search to March thinki
  12. Sorry to follow the off topic crew, but we LOVE Bermuda and I had to come to her defense! 😍 That said, we have 2 cruises booked on the Viking Sky so I hope she is once again ship shape! We are on the September 15th Trade Routes of the Middle Ages and the March 9, 2021 Iconic Southern Caribbean! Looking forward to both!
  13. I know there are ships that fly the Bermuda flag, but the above doesn’t describe Bermuda at all. They have a very high standard of living, a high employment rate and it’s one of THE most expensive places in the world to live. The workers there are treated fairly well, for the most part.
  14. In 2018 when Europe was experiencing an extraordinary drought situation, we had a river cruise booked with Viking. Their solution to river water level issues is to do a mid-stream ship swap (you swap with a ship traveling in the opposite direction to avoid the unnavigable section). Though not as serious as this situation, there was an equal amount of weeping and gnashing of teeth. We elected to go on this “trip of a lifetime, “ (and we had cancel for any reason insurance). We had a fabulous time with minor (in our opinion - not in the opinion of all) disruptions. When
  15. I’d say it depends on your definition of luxury. I asked the question on the luxury cruise board here on Cruise Critic and was left with the impression that, like beauty, luxury is in the eye of the beholder. For some luxury was about the food. For others it required a butler. Many said, “Oh on X line, they remember your name - adding that this is a sign of great service. Quite frankly, I have not cruised on any line where they didn’t remember my name, including Carnival 🤣🤣🤣 The general consensus was that Viking, Oceania and Azamara are “premium” and that you had to sail with R
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