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Viking Jupiter Review

5.0 / 5.0
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COVID Times on Viking Jupiter

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America
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LicktySplit
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2021
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Everything about Viking is outstanding! Unfortunately, some people are not careful or just unlucky. Upon boarding in Valparaiso, some folks tested positive for COVID. Although they were restricted to their cabins until they could be transferred to a sanitary facility ashore, we were among a few to be considered in close contact with one or more of them preventing us from taking our shore excursion in Valparaiso. Two days later we hiked on the Osorno Volcano and had a wonderful lunch in Puerto Varas with a spectacular view of snow-capped volcanos across Lake Llanquihue.

Unfortunately, Chilean and Argentinean health authorities prevented us from going ashore at our next three ports. We enjoyed fabulous views of the Chilean fjords, Amelia Glacier, the Beagle Channel and Cape Horn.

After many COVID free days and two brief tours in Punta del Este, Uruguay , one passenger, either not careful or unlucky, tested positive. Although the passenger was transferred to a sanitary facility ashore in Montevideo, Argentina denied us entry so that we could catch our flights home from Buenos Aires. Viking knocked themselves out adding additional no-cost tours and an incredible onboard Tango show in Montevideo. Viking chartered a plane to fly us to Miami. Following an overnight stay at a hotel arranged by Viking, we elected to rent a car and drive to our home in Southwest Florida.

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