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Forum: Viking River Cruises February 14th, 2007, 08:53 AM
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Views: 7,674
Posted By cmthomas
If you are attempting to compare voyages on deep...

If you are attempting to compare voyages on deep water vessels like the Star Clipper with trips like the Viking China tour you are comparing apples with oranges. The Viking tours in China, depending...
Forum: Viking River Cruises April 12th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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Views: 7,055
Posted By cmthomas
We were on the Star last September and my...

We were on the Star last September and my recollection is that the prices you quote are correct, only they are in cents and not dollars! We had quite a bit of laundry done and it was only a few...
Forum: Viking River Cruises November 2nd, 2005, 05:22 AM
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Views: 4,691
Posted By cmthomas
Just returned in September from the Viking...

Just returned in September from the Viking Century Sky. No inspection of luggage was performed so I doubt that they would notice. Suspect that this is a "don't ask - don't tell" situation! If you...
Forum: Viking River Cruises September 25th, 2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,225
Posted By cmthomas
Viking China including Tibet

Just back from the Roof of the World tour with Viking. It was superb! I have posted a journal, including pictures, at http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/cmthomas/ for any who care to see.

If you...
Forum: Viking River Cruises August 23rd, 2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,050
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Re: Transfers from Frankfurt

You might also want to cross post your request on the Cruise Critic BB that has a special forum for River Cruises. I know that links don't post on this BB but maybe you can cut and paste it. There...
Forum: Viking River Cruises August 23rd, 2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,050
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Transfers from Frankfurt

I preface my comments with the warning that I have never done this transfer so maybe others will have more reliable information.

The Frankfurt Airport homepage...
Forum: Viking River Cruises August 14th, 2005, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,253
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: viking reservations

What Shirley says is so true. Keep in mind that it is not the trips where nothing goes wrong that proves the point. All you need is one experience like j.j.'s to wish that you had someone with...
Forum: Viking River Cruises May 1st, 2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,494
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Re: Re: Danube River Cruise/Viking Spirit

Kathy,

Shirley is presently in China leading a group on a Yangtze River tour. I am sure that you will hear from her upon her return in a few weeks.

Clarence
Forum: Viking River Cruises April 18th, 2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,255
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Re: Viking River China questions

Sorry but the URL doesn't seem to show up as a link. I guess the best way is to copy and paste it. Clarence
Forum: Viking River Cruises April 18th, 2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,255
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Viking River China questions

Bud, you are too modest! The trip report is excellent. For those not inclined to search for things I will make it simple. Just click on...
Forum: Viking River Cruises April 14th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,433
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Re: Re: Century Sky Update

Hmmm. Getting off in Shanghai on Sept. 9 and we are getting on Sept. 11 in Chongqing? Something does not compute. My itinerary says "The Viking Century Sky departs Chongqing for 3 nights on...
Forum: Viking River Cruises April 13th, 2005, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,433
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Century Sky Update

And we are boarding on September 11 in Chongqing for a 4 night voyage thru the Three Gorges. What date will you be leaving the ship? We will be arriving Chongqing after spending 4 days in Lhasa,...
Forum: Viking River Cruises January 4th, 2005, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,795
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: St. Petersburg to Moscow

Judy, I can't say anything about Uniworld as I have never used them. However, I have been on two river cruises with Grand Circle and was most pleased with their service. I am a little disappointed...
Forum: Viking River Cruises November 25th, 2004, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,627
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Viking Yangtze Cruise with Tibet

Well, with all of the good recommendations received, we took the plunge and book the Viking tour to Tibet and the Three Gorges for next September! Had plenty of help from Shirley B on this board who...
Forum: Viking River Cruises October 19th, 2004, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,771
Posted By cmthomas
Antwerp to Basel Sept. 04

I know that this is a Viking board, however I just returned from a wonderful trip on Grand Circle and you may be interested in the itinerary as I believe that Viking stops at most of the same cities....
Forum: Viking River Cruises October 17th, 2004, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,525
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Average Age

Well stated, goforfun! Couldn't agree more. Clarence
Forum: River Cruises September 20th, 2004, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,336
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: River levels looking good!

Leaving for Brussels tomorrow then on to Antwerp on Thursday to board the River Harmony for a two week trip to Basel. The boat will be docked at Scheldekai 19 that is right on the Schelde River as...
Forum: Viking River Cruises September 15th, 2004, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,518
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Antwerp pier location

Thanks, goforfun. I did do some digging after getting no responses to my inquiry and I contacted someone in Antwerp who gave me great directions. Antwerp has a "Cruise Terminal" right on the River...
Forum: Viking River Cruises September 8th, 2004, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,518
Posted By cmthomas
Antwerp pier location

We are traveling independently and must get ourselves to the point of departure in Antwerp which is given as Scheldekai 19. This address does not show up on MapQuest or Mappy. We will be arriving...
Forum: Viking River Cruises September 3rd, 2004, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,267
Posted By cmthomas
Re: VIKING SKY SEPT. 8

Actually, the water levels as reported on the internet look pretty good. You can see an actual live picture of the Rhine River at Cologne, Germany at...
Forum: Viking River Cruises August 31st, 2004, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,269
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Viking River Cruise China

Shirley, if you go to the web site and click on cruise finder on the left side it brings up some boxes to check. The top one is for 2004. The one under it is also marked 2004 but obviously is meant...
Forum: Viking River Cruises August 30th, 2004, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,269
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Re: Re: Viking River Cruise China

Thanks Shirley. That is really important information. I have looked online at some of the 2005 offerings of Viking on their China tours/cruises and am somewhat disappointed in the paucity of...
Forum: Viking River Cruises August 26th, 2004, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,269
Posted By cmthomas
Re: Viking River Cruise China

Also looking at this trip for next year, possibly in September. It appears that some of the trips with Viking are now 7 days on the Yangtze instead of the former 3 downstream and 4 upstream. Any...
Forum: River Cruises August 25th, 2004, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,336
Posted By cmthomas
Re: River levels looking good!

Sorry but the link above is missing an element. The correct link is http://www.atv-bonn.de/webcam/webcam.html .

Also, for those who, like me, know very little German, on the wetteronline site...
Forum: River Cruises August 25th, 2004, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,336
Posted By cmthomas
River levels looking good!

The water levels along the Rhine, Mosel and Danube rivers appear to be looking good. For a real time view of the Rhine at Bonn take a look at http://www.atv-bonn.de/webcam.html

There are a number...
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