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  1. Honestly, I’m glad to hear that Viking is taking this seriously and strictly enforcing the rules. I don’t want to get sick on board, quarantined for 2 weeks after our cruise is over, or maybe even die.
  2. The new version of the Viking Voyager app says it’s “available for our river and ocean itineraries”. Try it!
  3. I agree. We’ve done one Viking river and are embarking on our third ocean cruise soon. The service on every ship has been great. We pay the regular fee and leave additional cash for the cabin stewards near the end of the cruise. We don’t need or expect a lot of attention but it’s very nice when someone goes out of their way to bring extra hangers, towels, or a pot of hot water for your evening tea. I really appreciate it.
  4. Sorry, I was looking at 2020 not 2021.
  5. Personally, I’d pick the newest ship. What are your travel dates? I don’t see an option for Venus in 2021. The price difference might be due to the time of year you’re sailing.
  6. We aren’t foodies or wine connoisseurs, but we really like the Chef’s Table! On two cruises to Norway we’ve tried the Asian, Indian, Xiang, and Norwegian menus. All the food was good and the experience Itself was so much fun. The only really spicy item we had was on the Xiang menu. The first course was fried prawns with crispy garlic and chili. It was very hot but good! We’re going to Australia/New Zealand in a few weeks and looking forward to trying the Australian menu. Try the Chef’s Table. If you don’t like it you can always get something at the World Cafe or room service.
  7. Just checked out the Sydney webcam. Is it fog/raining or smoke today?
  8. Sorry to read all the negative comments. We are sailing on Orion is a few weeks and I'm really looking forward to the planetarium. Will report back!
  9. We did a one hour tour of the Oslo Opera House that was very interesting. It’s a beautiful building and you can walk up on the roof for a nice view of the harbor. We also went to the Nobel Peace Museum and military fortress. The main shopping/restaurant street is Karl Johans Gate. All within easy walking distance from the Thon Opera hotel. Have fun!
  10. Wow, that’s great news! 👍
  11. We did the Northern Lights cruise Feb 6-18, 2018. Unfortunately, we did not see the northern lights. While we understood that sightings weren't guaranteed, we didn't think the Viking excursions were optimal, too many people and too little time. Suggest that you book one or more private excursions to increase your chances. Good luck!
  12. This was exactly what we experienced. On embarkation day we tried to book an additional date at the Chef’s Table. The crewmember refused and said we should come back in a few days, after the V cabins had an opportunity to book. We circled back a few hours later and a different crewmember was manning the desk. He was very helpful and got us a reservation for that evening. Keep trying. Love CT, love Viking!
  13. Looking forward to your report. Hope you have a wonderful trip!
  14. I’m very impressed with the helpful people and valuable information on this forum. Thank you for taking the time to provide this terrific response. Hope you have a great New Year!
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