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Mike Faust

Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.

What It’s Like: Sailing On A Viking River Longship

My entire cruise career has seen me sailing on cruise ships of all sizes. From the largest ships at sea to the classics that are tiny by today’s standards, so I was intrigued and...

5 Things To Do When Taking A Long Cruise

Short cruises are typically pretty easy to plan and pack for. So when you find yourself booking a cruise that’s over the typical week long sailing, you may find yourself scrambling to rethink your...

ms Koningsdam: Setting A “Nieuw” Course For Holland America Line

For years, I’ve heard so many admonish Holland America Line, claiming it to be a line stuck in time. I’ve rebuked these claims, having cruised Holland America Line in my late teens and truly...

MSC Cruises Announces New Private Island In The Arabian Gulf

MSC Cruises, which continues to expand its private destination offerings, has announced another exclusive island destination, the Sir Bani Yas Island, located in the Arabian Gulf. Located just south of Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island...

The Crew Of The Viking Lif: A Passion For What They Do

I always find myself saying, “This ship’s crew is incredible.” For those who know me, I’m a pretty positive person, so it really isn’t a shock that even a slightly above average crew would elicit...

5 Cruise Ships For Those Seeking Adventure At Sea

MSC Seaside with the longest zip line at sea While zip lines aren’t new to the sea, MSC Cruises is looking to take this already thrilling experience to the next level. When MSC Seaside debuts in...

Fathom Adds Additional Sailings To Meet Rising Demand

Fathom, Carnival Corporation’s new social impact cruise brand, has just announced additional sailings through December 2017 to meet rising demand from travelers. The new sailings aboard Fathom’s Adonia extend from late November 2016 through...

World’s Largest Cruise Ship Joins Royal Caribbean Fleet

Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, has officially joined the Royal Caribbean fleet. The brand new ship, clocking in at 227,000 gross registered tons and carrying 5,479 guests, surpasses the size...

Viking Welcomes New Ocean Ship, Viking Sea

Viking Sea, the second ship of Viking’s growing ocean fleet, recently joined the Viking family following a christening ceremony on the Thames River in Greenwich, near central London. The new ship, sister to the...

3 Gadgets Every Cruise Traveler Should Have

Portable Battery Charger There’s no worse feeling than seeing your phone’s battery hit “low”. This admittedly first world tragedy is made even worse when you’re in the middle of a nine hour excursion. Thankfully,...

#MikeAtSea: First Impressions Of Viking River Cruises

Currently, I am sailing aboard Viking River Cruises’ Viking Lif from Amsterdam to Budapest. This sailing is my first river cruise, but my second with Viking, having previously sailed aboard Viking Oceans’ Viking Star....

#MikeAtSea Preview: Through Europe With Viking River

#MikeTheViking is back and ready to sail the rivers of Europe! A Little Background Viking River is the world’s largest river cruise line, sailing on numerous rivers throughout Europe, Asia, Russia, and even Egypt. While...