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The Magnificent Mekong: The flipbook version!

The Magnificent Mekong: The flipbook version!

Postby Dave » 24 Mar 2013 18:40

While I'm waiting and hoping for suggestions for members' reviews to be included in a future Cruising Mates Cruise Reviews flipbook (see: A Cruising Mates cruise reviews flipbook?), I decided to have a go at compiling a flipbook based on our last summer's Mekong cruise & stay with Viking River Cruises.

I haven't proof-read it thoroughly yet, but here's my first attempt:


(Note: The flipbook can be viewed fullscreen using the second icon from the left. The flipbook doesn't work on iPads.)


For those who've already read my reviews and blog there's nothing new, but I hope newer members might find it of interest. ;)
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The Magnificent Mekong: The flipbook version!

Postby Dave » 24 Mar 2013 19:30

I should add that agents who sell this particular cruise are more than welcome to use the flipbook in any way they like. I can even provide a free downloadable standalone version if required. :geek:
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Re: The Magnificent Mekong: The flipbook version!

Postby sevenseascoaster » 24 Mar 2013 22:29

Brilliant Dave, print one off, and grace your coffe table with it :) . great pictures and an interesting read. I'm sure Viking will be well pleased with it too? :) I can see a free criuse coming your way as their ambassador :lol: .
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The Magnificent Mekong: The flipbook version!

Postby MikeBR » 28 Jan 2014 00:26

Very Good Dave. I would do one myself for the River Douro but unfortunaly Viking made Both Myself & a fellow passenger sign a 'Gagging Clause' about our experience :evil:
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The Magnificent Mekong: The flipbook version!

Postby Dave » 28 Jan 2014 13:18

MikeBR wrote:Very Good Dave. I would do one myself for the River Douro but unfortunaly Viking made Both Myself & a fellow passenger sign a 'Gagging Clause' about our experience :evil:

Thanks Mike, ...and for reviving this old topic! ;)

We had two excellent cruises with Viking, but our third was disappointing for several reasons. When I politely told them what we were unhappy about, they thanked me for my feedback. They didn't comment on my comments so I assume they were content that I was discontented. So if we do another river cruise we'll give one of their competitors a try. It's a buyer's market! :)
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Re: The Magnificent Mekong: The flipbook version!

Postby MikeBR » 28 Jan 2014 13:40

It's a pity about Viking because as you know I thought they were the best thing since sliced bread. Since last April I have had a lot of communication with others from the Douro cruise who were already committed to other Viking cruises later in the year many who were into double figure Viking cruises and unfortunately have had the same experience as yourself. As you say it is a buyer's market with plenty to choose from. But did you see SAGA on Holiday's from Hell'? Amazon Cruise that was not even on the Amazon but a tributary. Noticed on some recent emails from various company's that this description appears to be 'Common Practice'. So careful reading of itinerary before committing is required as I found complaining to ABTA is as useful as a 'Chocolate Fireguard
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