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How One Song Can Define Your Travel

I can remember having a conversation with one of my friends recently, discussing the role of music in my travels. I can literally think of a trip I’ve taken and link it to one song...

5 Reasons To Cruise Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Cruising tends to evoke images of sandy Caribbean beaches, catamarans, and ziplining through a lush rainforest. For many who haven’t cruised before, a Caribbean or Bahamas cruise may seem like the pinnacle of cruise vacations....

22 Songs For Your Travel Playlist

I Lived by OneRepublic This song is not only my favorite travel song, but my travel creed. It inspires me to push myself, to go further, and to truly live life to its fullest...

Exclusive: Viking Sky To Debut New Viking Heritage Experience

Ahead is an April Fool’s joke from April 1, 2016. Enjoy. Viking Ocean Cruises, the ocean going sister line to the world’s largest river cruise line, Viking River, is set to introduce a truly unique onboard...

16 Cruise Resolutions For 2016

I’d consider myself an expert cruiser at this point, but let’s face it, I still need work to be an even better cruiser. Thinking of the upcoming year, I couldn’t help but think how...

6 Features That Make Viking Star’s Staterooms The Best At Sea

A stateroom is a home away from home. Whether you’re sailing for just a few nights or a few weeks, we all like a nice space to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge. Viking Cruises, aligning...

Terror Shouldn’t Stop Us From Traveling

While not exactly focused on cruising, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss a topic I hear a lot about lately: traveling with the threat of terrorism. The recent terror attacks in Egypt,...

6 Reasons To Love Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas

A Piano Man In The Elevator Currently only found aboard Anthem of the Seas, this new form of traveling entertainment can be found in a random elevator most days of your cruise. The back...

#MikeAtSea: Cruising As A Solo Viking With Viking Cruises

“You’re cruising Europe alone?” That’s the response I kept hearing after telling family and friends about my Empires of the Mediterranean sailing with Viking Cruises. “Yes, no one else can join me, and I’m...

#MikeAtSea: First Impressions of Viking Star

Today, I embarked Viking Ocean’s new Viking Star in Istanbul, Turkey. I’ll be sailing aboard her for the next 10 days, calling in Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, and disembarking in Venice, Italy. Viking Star...

6 Cruise Ship Stateroom Booking Tips

So you’ve found the right cruise. You love the itinerary, the ship, and the ports look fantastic. Now, it’s time to choose a stateroom – perhaps the most important decision for your cruise. Not...

4 Reasons To Cruise The Mediterranean

While the Caribbean remains the most cruised region of the world, the Mediterranean is close behind, offering a unique cruise experience to travelers each year. Whether you’re planning your first Mediterranean cruise or looking...