While we had said that we didn’t want to be guinea pigs and be on some of the first cruises, early today we booked our first cruise since our covid shortened transatlantic in March 2020.

We expected it would be sometime in 2022 before we went anywhere but yesterday Viking announced three circumnavigation of Iceland cruises.

After some quick research we determined that while certainly not inexpensive, compared to a land trip the cruise is a much better value (Iceland is really expensive!). So that left deciding if we want to deal with masks, Covid tests, temperature checks and the other procedures implemented to keep the sailing safe.

While we are worried they may negatively impact our trip we also think this short cruise will be a good test to see if traveling in this new normal is worth it. Figure it is better to find out now than on a longer cruise.

So on July 9th we take off for Iceland!

As noted before, I can’t post any pictures here anymore so I will be sharing our trip on Instagram. This link will take you there:


3 thoughts on “News!

  1. WOW!  That’s good news (I hope) …. and certainly smart to test the waters.  Do you have to do anything extra for this trip re CoVid?  I would assume they will ask for proof of vaccination, or am I wrong about that?I’m excited!Linda


    • Lots of procedures. Have to be vaccinated at least 14 days before boarding, will be given a PCR Covid test before boarding, “frequently” onboard (they have put a lab aboard with two techs-job for you?), masks to be worn except in stateroom, while eating/drinking or on deck if able to social distance. All excursions off the ship have to be within the “bubble” so no DIY 😢, have to wear an electronic tracing device incase of any positives aboard, daily temperature monitoring, only 450 (rather than 930) aboard, and who knows what else 🤞


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