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  • Day15

    Aboard the Viking Ingvi

    May 9, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 55 °F

    Before the cab driver left the registration desk we reminded the receptionist that the folks on the Viking Kvasir had said that they would cover the cab fare to the Ingvi, and the receptionist agreed that they would cover the cost of the cab. The reception team on the Viking Ingvi seemed a bit surprised at the request for reassurance that they would pay for the cab. Apparently the Viking crew on the Kvasir had not called the people on the Viking Ingvi to tell then that they had arranged to pay for the taxi, or even that we were coming. Because he had tried two other docks, I tipped the cab driver €2. We were quickly shown our room, and told that an introductory briefing was being held in the lounge. We attended the briefing, entering the lounge at about 6:20 pm. We must have been a few minutes late, but the cruise director was still just warming up the crowd. We and several of the people around us were a bit surprised at the silliness of his presentation. He was talking to the group as though we were a group of first graders. At 7:00 pm we went to an excellent dinner. Glenda and I had sea bass, and I had a wonderful cheese plate. Our dining companions were Chuck and Cindy from Lake Tahoe, and Bob and Nikki from Vienna, Venice, America and elsewhere. We came back to to our stateroom, which was lovely, clean and comfortable, despite its small size. We put away our luggage, got the room squared away, and got ready for bed.Read more