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    Thank you Robin. You have a lot of energy! I wish I could do everything you do. You have much planning to do and I am waiting to hear of your adventures! My traveling pal and i are booked to be in Aruba in three weeks. I am sooo hoping to make it. Enjoy the rest of your cruise and all of your other travels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt11946 View Post
    Thank you Robin. You have a lot of energy! I wish I could do everything you do. You have much planning to do and I am waiting to hear of your adventures! My traveling pal and i are booked to be in Aruba in three weeks. I am sooo hoping to make it. Enjoy the rest of your cruise and all of your other travels.
    Thank-you. We are on the cruise until Jan. 10, in LA till the 14, spend a week at home, then leave, hopefully, the 21st for Aruba.






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    Enjoying your trip report Robin - ship is amazingly beautiful! Trip looks very interesting too. Your pics are awesome! Thanks for taking the time and sharing with us - so loving it!
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    We are in day 2 of being at sea. Very laid back day yesterday as my GERD had me not feeling well until later in the day. Read and relaxed in the am. Pool and laundry in the afternoon. Went to listen to music around 9 pm and then to bed by 11 and the ship was rocking more than usual. However, overnight the wind really picked up and we were rocking and rolling a lot-enough to wake us up. We could hear the chairs moving on our balcony and the drawer type fridge opened on it's own. Getting to the bathroom was a challenge. I was beginning to think we could use crib rails and bumpers on our bed. I nearly poked my eye out putting in my contacts this morning. The shower only drained when the ship rocked toward the drain. After showering, I had to wait until the ship rock back enough time for the water to drain so it would not slosh onto the floor. At 830 the captain said the winds were at 30 miles an hour with stronger gusts and the sea was 10-15 feet. I decided to take a dramine just to play it safe. We went to the dinning room on the 2nd level(we are on 6) and the waves were really impressive. I give the wait staff a lot of credit serving while the ship is rocking and rolling. It has eased up a lot since this morning and will continue to get better this afternoon. They even rescheduled my 1030 massage to 330 because the massage person wasn't feeling well. Just hanging out until then. It's still better than the 5+ inches of snow we got at home yesterday-areas just east of us got 10-13+ inches.






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    Enjoy the report...boats rocking, yuck! Hoping no more rocking.
    Just finished trip 36 and have trip 37 Booked.







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    It’s funny, I got a Viking brochure in the mail today. I’ve gotten them in the past and haven’t paid much attention. However, because of your posts here I looked a little more closely. I didn’t realize that they offered Mississippi River cruises. That’s something I always thought I would enjoy. The other thing that surprised me is the vibe is much more casual than I would of thought. Even though there is no casino, we could always spend a couple of days in New Orleans and go to Harrahs. Something to think about.

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    Oh boy, I am nauseated just reading about the rocking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    It’s funny, I got a Viking brochure in the mail today. I’ve gotten them in the past and haven’t paid much attention. However, because of your posts here I looked a little more closely. I didn’t realize that they offered Mississippi River cruises. That’s something I always thought I would enjoy. The other thing that surprised me is the vibe is much more casual than I would of thought. Even though there is no casino, we could always spend a couple of days in New Orleans and go to Harrahs. Something to think about.
    Mississippi is new. The girl who did my massage today husband is working to prepare the new ship. He’s on the opening crew.






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    Andrea, it was much calmer by the time I had my wonderful body scrub and massage(I so missed massages due to Covid). You can't even feel the ship moving now.






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    The past 4 days were days at sea because our stop in Leon, Nicaragua was cancelled before we even left home. My GERD was acting up, so they were do nothing but sit at the pool or hang in the room days for the most part. I didn't even feel like walking. I stop and work on puzzles and we went for meals. The weather was nice, so hanging at the pool and reading was good.

    Today we were in port in Cabo San Lucas. All ships tender in. Viking uses their enclosed lifeboats as tenders, so we got to ride in a lifeboat today. It was interesting to watch them in the morning and evening being lowered and raised where we got on and off. The larger ones, which we were on, in an emergency situation holds 235 people which would be very tight. We had about 75 on each way. They even lowered and disconnected and reconnected the ones they were not using. I am sure it is good practice for all involved. I really never saw so many people on their verandas at one time. Their final run back to the ship took time-they unloaded and refueled then went to their spot and were connected and lifted into place.

    We walked around the area for a while, and were annoyed by all the people trying to sell us things-shirts, hats, boat tours of all types, etc. I felt like I shook my head "no" for 30 minutes straight. The one that surprised me was the guy who asked me if I wanted a "new husband." I guess he was selling Viagra or something like that. It was surely a real touristy area. We stopped for a quick lunch before joining our tour group and boarding a bus to San Jose del Cabo. It was about 45 minute ride each way and we got to walk around on our own for about an hour. It was a cute area with art and craft stores and very few people bugging us to make a purchase. We walked around, took some picture and bought some ice cream. I was glad to get back on the ship. I'll upload pictures tomorrow. We have two more days at sea before we get to LA on Monday morning.

    Today at breakfast, they sat a couple next to us. We were both wearing the same top. In our conversation, we discovered we will be on the same cruise in 2023. Like this one, we will be on a segment of a longer cruise and they will be doing the whole cruise(this is 136 days and 90 for the one in 2023).






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