Unsuccessful Planning of Another Alaska Cruise

This is a photo from the Navigation Bridge of Sun Princess, cruising Glacier Bay way back in 1980, which was my 2nd consecutive summer in Alaska, having also worked on Island Princess in 1979. Since my working days with P&O/Princess, Judi and I have completed a number of additional R/T cruises to Alaska from Vancouver.

Although Judi is still unable to cruise, we are hoping by 2025, we can return to our nomadic lifestyle of cruising and RV’ing. In April, Viking re-introduced the $25 pp deposits, so we thought, brilliant timing, we can book something in 2025, with minimal risk. After some research, we selected a 20-day R/T Alaska, on Viking Orion, departing Vancouver 6th June 2025. An Alaska cruise in the 2020’s would mean I have completed at least 1 Alaska cruise every decade from the 1970’s to 2020’s. Read on to find out why this cruise and possibly Viking, are no longer in our future.

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Viking World Cruise – Itinerary Change # 3

With the virus spreading throughout SE Asia, Viking made a bold decision to completely by-pass the entire area. A few days ago, we received the amended itinerary for the current segment that ends March 9th, but they were still finalising segment 3, from Bali to Bombay.

During the Noon announcement, the Captain advised the itinerary revisions are complete and a notice is being delivered to the cabins.

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