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dwlmg

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About dwlmg

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    Ocean Pines, Maryland, USA
  • Interests
    Photography, Genealogy, Scuba Diving
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Star Clippers, Viking Ocean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    French Polynesia

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  1. It is not just you that has to negotiate the 41 minute connection. Any checked bags have to make the connection as well. I would be looking for alternative accommodation.
  2. I could not find a general topic forum where this appropriate so I will post here. It is posted to provide a heads up on extended processing time for renewals. On May 19, I submitted a renewal application for Global Entry (mine expires in August). I have heard nothing and the Trusted Traveler web site only shows Pending Review. I finally found a method to contact DHS about the delay. Here is an extract from their response. "If your application status is "Pending Review" then your application has been received and is being processed. Please note that processing times vary by applicant, but on average you can expect your application to be processed: • Global Entry/FAST: up to 11 weeks • NEXUS: 3-5 months • SENTRI: 8 to 10 months This includes vehicle enrollments. Again, these are average times - your application may take a shorter or longer time to process depending on what the vetting center determines, not when it was submitted. The vetting process cannot be expedited. If you have submitted a paper NEXUS application, you will be mailed a letter by CBSA. Please contact them directly for further assistance: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/nexus/menu-eng.html If you submit a renewal application before April 17, 2019 (before your current membership expires) you can continue to use your benefits (up to 6 months past the expiration date) until the renewal is finalized. We recommend you print out a copy of your TTP Dashboard showing that the renewal is pending to show a CBP Officer, if requested. If you submit a renewal application on or after April 17, 2019 (before your current membership expires) or if you are current in the 6 month grace period, then you can continue to use your benefits (up to 1 year past the expiration date) until the renewal is finalized. We recommend you print out a copy of your TTP Dashboard showing that the renewal is pending to show a CBP Officer, if requested. A follow-up interview may be required upon renewal. This is determined by the vetting center and the determination cannot be appealed." It is noted my credit card was charged immediately. I wonder if a TSA-Pre officer will accept a printout of the dashboard as evidence that I am entitled to use TSA-Pre. I bet not. The delay is attributed to a backlog associated with the government shut-down. I think they gutted the staff doing this to send them to the boarder.
  3. So, the public Viking web site lists 16 partner airlines. Air Upgrades in My Journey list 9. There are US carriers (American and Delta) on the public web site that do not appear under Air Upgrades in My Journey. As we are in the US and coming up on one year out, it would be nice to know where we should start looking.
  4. An online 2018 Living Room Bar menu I saw only listed Beefeaters and Gordons Gin. I suspect that if they have Tanqueray at all, it will not be Tanqueray Ten.
  5. I understand the standard Viking business class offering only guarantees business class on the over ocean portion of the itinerary and economy class is used for domestic connections and connecting flights in Europe. Do the domestic and European connections get hit with bag fees? International business class flights generally allow two checked bags. Does that allowance extend to the economy fare connections potentially on different airlines if it is all one itinerary?
  6. My wife and I are booked on the Majestic Fjords and Vibrant Cities cruise next summer. We are considering booking an Alaska Cruise while on board. I appreciate the incentive discussion in this thread. To go a step further, what kind of down payment and payment schedule might we expect for a booking made during a Viking cruise for a Viking cruise one year out and less than one year out?
  7. dwlmg

    Glacier Bay!

    On 25 Mar 2019, the National Park Service announced a concession plan that allows access in 2020 to Glacier Bay by Viking Cruise Lines. I wonder when itineraries including Glacier Bay will be released. Will the existing itineraries be modified to include Glacier Bay?
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