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About sabrefan

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    Rochester, NY
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    golf - photography - travel - watching hockey & football
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Oceania
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  1. Planning on a cruise out of Copenhagen on Viking Sky the end of May. Given the issues of coronavirus I wonder if the crew is serving food to passengers in their buffet? Since using the same serving utensils by passengers is a great way to spread a potential virus. Having sailed with Oceania several times the crew serving passengers in the buffet is their procedure.
  2. Have recently booked an Alaska cruise for June 2021, Vancouver to Seward. Also have booked the post cruise land portion that goes to Denali NP. Just wondering if anyone did this during the 2019 Alaska travel season and what you thought of this?
  3. sabrefan

    Whale Watching

    I have been on two cruises to Alaska and just love going on whale watch tours. On cruise with Princess and one with Oceania. Both cruises I did a whale watch out of Juneau. The tour itself was in Auke Bay, saw humpbacks both times. The second time there also saw a pod of Orcas, 3 generations in the pod. The other port was out of Icy Strait Point, many humpbacks and breaching as well. Hope this helps.
  4. Thank you all for the valuable information. Especially the detailed information regarding answers to all the possible questions. I think I will wait to purchase my card after I get to Copenhagen not knowing how energetic I will be feeling after a long flight from Toronto to Copenhagen.
  5. Going on a Viking cruise in May. Looking at getting a Copenhagen Card in the airport and then take the train to Nyhavn area where our hotel is. Thinking of buying the 72 hour card. We will spend two nights in the hotel and the ship does an overnight in Copenhagen as well. If we take the Metro to the hotel does the 72 hours start then with the Copenhagen Card or does it start with the first attraction that we use with the card?
  6. I had read somewhere recently that Viking cruises had a permit that would allow their cruises into Glacier Bay National Park. I am wondering when Viking will start cruising there?
  7. I am booked on the Viking Sky schedule to embark in Copenhagen on May 23, 2020. Which cruise terminal is Viking most likely to be using? We do spend an overnight on the ship in Copenhagen so kind of hoping the dock won’t be too far away from the city.
  8. Interesting information since Royal Caribbean Spectrum class ships will be docked there and both Azamara and Celebrity are both owned by Royal Caribbean. Would certainly be easier to get to from Tokyo . Got to be better location as well for land tours of Tokyo from the ship, especially when doing an overnight in Tokyo.
  9. I agree unless the cruise leaves from Yokohama. Cab fares from Tokyo to Yokohama would certainly add further expense.
  10. What cruise terminal location does Celebrity typically use for Tokyo / Yokohama departures?
  11. Just booked a two week cruise for March 2020 in and out of Tokyo. Will be spending two days before the cruise in Tokyo. I am guessing that the Celebrity Solstice will embark and disembark from the new Shinkyaku Pier in Tokyo. Since we like walking around to discover sites of a new city, what area of Tokyo would be good to spend two nights to see the local sites but also be somewhat close to the cruise terminal with a reasonable taxi cab drive and fare?
  12. Just booked a 14 day cruise in and out of Tokyo on the Celebrity Solstice. I have read that a new cruise terminal, Shinkyaku Pier will be opening in April 2020. I have read that this new terminal will accommodate larger cruise ships so I suspect that the Solstice embarkation and disembarkation will take place there. Any recommendations of areas in Tokyo to stay a couple of nights before the cruise that would be somewhat close to this new terminal but still be in a area of the city where there are many things to do. We love walking around a discovering a city.
  13. I have had seasickness before. I used the patch on about 4 cruises but then started to develop an allergic reaction to the patch to my skin surface, almost like some sort of skin burn. Anyway I then started using the sea bands on at least 10 cruises with no sea sickness or other problems. You can buy them from Walmart for about $10. By the way I only use the sea bands when the seas get rough.
  14. Thank you all for the advice. Our cruise starts in Copenhagen and ends in Bergen. However we have already made our air reservations so we will have to do this train trip through the cruise ship. At least there will be some photo opportunities.
  15. Booked on the Viking Sky in May 2020 and currently looking at shore excursions. Have read a number of reviews on the Flam Railway tour which is taking out of the port stop of Eidfjord, Norway. I have read that there is a lot of bus travel along with the train trip. I have read that there is little opportunity for stopping aside from that of changing between busses and the train. I am a semi professional photographer and I am wondering if the train has an open or partially open car where one could attempt to take decent pictures? I would certainly appreciate any comments or information in regards to the train. Trying to take photos through glass windows is unacceptable for good image quality in my view.
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