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Reflecting On A Simple Photo From My Recent Viking River Sailing

I take a lot of pictures when traveling, so many in fact, that I forget about half of them. So, I find myself looking through my saved photos and Snaps from time to time,...

Viking Continues Expansion With Debut Of Viking Sky

Viking Ocean Cruises continues their ocean journey with the maiden voyage of their third ocean going cruise ship, Viking Sky. The third in their immensely popular ocean fleet, the Viking Sky set sail on...

Disney Cruise Line Announces New Ports & Destinations For 2018

Disney Cruise Line is adding a number of new ports and itineraries to their summer lineup for 2018, while also doubling up on their ever-popular Castaway Cay and returning to the Last Frontier. Barcelona, Rome,...

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....

Itinerary Spotlight: Viking’s Cities Of Antiquity & The Holy Land

As a history geek, adventurer, and a Catholic – Viking’s new Cities Of Antiquity & The Holy Land itinerary is at the top of my cruise bucket list. And with Viking Cruises to boot? I’m...

#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...

A Hope For The Return Of Cruising To Istanbul, Turkey

It’s a tough time for one of the world’s most amazing cities: another terror attack in the streets prompts travelers to quickly turn their backs and head elsewhere. Istanbul, and on a larger scale...

Viking River Cruises Christens Six New Longships

Viking River Cruises, the world’s leader in river cruising, welcomed six new Viking Longships into their fleet this week, following a waterside ceremony in Amsterdam. The six new ships, Viking Rolf, Viking Kadlin, Viking Alruna, Viking Egil, Viking Vilhjalm, and Viking Tialfi,...

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils 5 Ship Summer 2017 Season In Europe

Norwegian Cruise Line, beginning in summer 2017, will position 5 ships in Europe, the largest deployment to the region in Norwegian’s history. Sailing on 8 and 9 night cruises from Copenhagen, Norwegian Getaway, a newcomer to the Norwegian...

MSC Cruises Shows It’s “Not Just Any Cruise” With New Campaign

MSC Cruises, known for their elegant and premium Mediterranean style cruise experience, has unveiled a new brand campaign as it continues to grow its fleet and refine the onboard experience. The new brand campaign,...

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,...