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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...

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...

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...

#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...

5 Things To Know About Fathom, The World’s Newest Cruise Line

1) Fathom is not your traditional cruise – and it’s not supposed to be. Fathom isn’t just a cruise, it’s so much more. Yes, there’s a ship, a beautiful port, icy drinks, a pool,...

#MikeAtSea Preview: Making A Difference With Fathom

Since Fathom was officially unveiled last year, I’ve been curious to discover what will set this cruise experience apart from all the others. After 22 cruises, to some extent, the experience has become a little...

Holland America Line Charts A New Course

For Holland America Line, the future isn’t about creating a new cruise line with shiny new gadgets and brand new “this and that.” For Holland America Line, a cruise line with over 140 years...

3 Ways Sailing With Viking Cruises Changed My Life

It’s an interesting thing we do – travel. It’s even more interesting when you think that travel is something that can have such a profound impact on someone. From simple things, like being inspired...

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...

#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: Exploring Underground Istanbul With Viking Cruises

Yesterday evening, a group of Vikings became explorers. During our first night docked in Istanbul, I took part in the Underground Cistern excursion offered by Viking Cruises. The excursion was to take our group...