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Lvwindstar007

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    Reno. NV
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  1. We are sort of lucky in that we have a small house in Phoenix, so we fly the night before to Phoenix and then leave the next day non-stop to London. This year we have the companion pass free on Southwest. We had Viking Air Plus and Bus Class but canceled because we could get a better deal on British Air from Phoenix. Our cruise starts in Stockholm and ends in London and we are going to spend a few days in Wales visiting friends after the cruise. Jack in cloudy Reno
  2. Two days ago she was at sea doing 12 knots. I expect it was a full power test run.
  3. According to our rep, the ship will be at Colon for our 7 Dec departure. FWIW
  4. Sorry I was confused. Yes we are on the Windstar on which we have done the canal cruise before. Still want to know about the new locks and if we will use them in early December. Jack in Reno
  5. Does anyone know if Windstar (actually Windsurf) uses the new locks for the canal transit?
  6. We had an excellent Grand Puget Sound cruise on the Constellation in May this year. There were few if any of the issues noted by DC0743. The time in Poulsbo was too short. I and a Navy buddy wanted to visit the Navy Undersea museum in Keyport but that just could not be done although we got told that it was possible. Jack in Reno
  7. This is the one we did two years ago. We use PG's Business Class which was very nice on Fiji air from LAX to Fiji (full lay down seats) and also Cathay Pacific from Bali to Hong Kong with the long flight to LAX with fully lay down seating. Both long flights were on new aircraft. Fiji used to lease 747s and I had picked out our seats in the upper section but they bought new aircraft. I know you can get from Bali to Sydney on Quantas and thus east. It may be too soon but have your TA ask or call yourself.
  8. A few years back we picked up the PG in Fiji and sailed to Bali. She was to be dry-docked and refurbished in Singapore.
  9. The new planes that Fiji air has are quite nice...at least in business class. The full recline seats are great. We did the Fiji to Bali trip two years ago and used their air package.
  10. We were on a fairly recent Paul Gauguin cruise from Fiji to Bali and at one of the stops the first loaded tender was 1 1/2 hour to land and ours was about 1 hour. People were very upset esp on the first one...yes plenty of diesel fumes and lots of heat...not much air. The problem was that the Port captain shifted our landing twice while the tenders were in the water. Nasty but not the fault of the PG crew. But we were still in paradise!
  11. Our only experience is on the sailing ships. We prefer the lowest deck nearly amid ships for the best ride. We have been offered upgrades but turned them down...but we would take a suite in the Surf if offered. We have done at least 15 WS cruses over the years.
  12. We are doing the Baltic Jewels followed by the Midnight Sun back to back departing 30 May 20. We leave from Stockholm and finish in London. We are also extending in London for four days to visit friends in Wales. We paid for the Viking Air Plus and the extended time. We are also trying for Premium Plus seating on the long legs. We live in south meadows area, Reno and also have the issue with an extra stop/connection. I might try out of Phoenix as we have a second home there. This is our first Viking Ocean cruise but we did a river cruise two years ago and used their air and flew Business class which worked out just fine. Jack in Reno, NV
  13. We are doing the Viking Sun next year for a b to b from Stockholm to London. If it was available we would have done one of the Windstar sailing ships. I think both the Wind Surf and the Wind Star have had Baltic itiniaries fairly recently.
  14. I like the IC on Papeete, but you need to call to get the best day room rate.
  15. Back to the OP's question: Does the range 10 to 20 USD per inport/tour day sound right?
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