OMG! what a day, sitting off the port of Benoa in Bali (Indonesia). The information provided to the Captain yesterday that we would be cleared upon arrival has changed.
The political wrangling has continued throughout the night and we are now facing similar issues to those in Semarang.
We are back at sea again, for another wonderful and relaxing sea day aboard the magnificent Viking Sun, where we are continuously pampered by this amazing crew. The latest itinerary had us in Semarang, where we would have sat on cramped buses for many hours in gridlocked traffic through rather basic roads.
With the 2 options above, no complaints from us, sadly not all fellow pax agree. As far as I’m concerned, aboard this amazing ship, we 900 pax have money to spend ashore, but if they don’t want us, I’ll happily spend our money where our business is appreciated. It wasn’t appreciated in Semarang.
Yesterday we enjoyed another pleasant and relaxing day, swinging on the pick (at anchor for landlubbers) with great views of Bali, Indonesia. Due to virus hysteria, we were unable to get clearance yesterday, for us passengers to head ashore and bolster the local economy.
However, early evening, we received an update from the Cruise Director (Beven) in that clearance ashore was granted, subject to yet another temperature check of all passengers and crew. This was completed last night during dinner.
We didn’t hear any results last night, but this morning, things moved at breakneck speed. Read on for the latest updates to the “Magical Mystery Tour.”