Documents, Airfare and My Viking Journey
Today, I’m flying to Bucharest, Romania to embark Viking River Cruises’ Viking Embla as part of the line’s 10-day Passage to Eastern Europe cruisetour itinerary. Because it’s a long day – and because I have just over 16 hours to kill between my departure from Canada and my arrival in Romania – I wanted to talk about a few subjects that rarely get covered: documentation and airfare.
A New Way To Plan Your River Cruise
One of the things I’ve always liked – really liked – about Viking is that the line still believes in printed documentation. To me, this adds an enormous amount to the cruise experience. Getting your cruise documents in the mail a’la the days of old heightens the anticipation. It solidifies that idea that yes, you really are going on a cruise!
In the past, Viking sent out a documentation booklet with need-to-know information, a few generic luggage tags, and a leather luggage tag. It also sends out two gigantic adhesive stickers to slap on your shirt as you exit baggage claim at your arrival airport. Personally, I never do that. I look dorky enough on my own, and don’t need a sticker to add to that.
Viking’s documentation is a real winner – and recently, the line has updated its documentation once again, introducing a very cool, personalized booklet that outlines details about your flights, your hotel