Live from Viking Skirnir
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We used Viking Air San Antonio-Atlanta-Paris-Nuremberg. Flights were good times and layovers perfect (long enough to transfer but short enough to not get bored or tired). Flights were easy and smooth! Interesting to see how differently the Paris airport works (no terminals to wait in, but one large area for everyone). Had to go through security again (and toss all the water we sticked up on--woops).
Discovered belatedly that pretty much no one takes Discover over here...good thing we brought an AmEx, as well!
Nuremberg was beautiful--did the pre-stay there and SO GLAD! We needed some recovery time that first day--so zonked out and tired! Could have spent a week there--just so much to see and do and the history is amazing. The Meridien was very comfortable and charming and also very close to everything. Was kind of sad to leave the city when it was time to go. I got a little attached.
On to the boat Monday and our cabin is nice. Aquarium class/steerage. Not as comfy as the Meridien, but light, airy, and LOTS of storage nooks and crannies. Our crew is super nice and friendly and already remembering preferences. Food is good but not amazing overall.
First morning of sailing we left while we were all sleeping from our (out of the way and pretty shady looking haha) original port about 1/2 hour from N. Woke up crazy early to the sounds of sloshing water and buzzers from the locks and opened the window to see a stone slab sliding past my window--a little startling!