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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...

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...

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...

MSC Cruises Suspends All Turkey Visits

Following a horrific terrorist attack in Istanbul, MSC Cruises has opted to cancel all future planned visits to Turkey indefinitely. The decision comes just over a week after a member of Daesh detonated an...

#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...

#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...

Sailing Preview: Viking Star “Empires of the Mediterranean”

If there’s one thing I’m excited about this month, it’s my upcoming sailing on the hottest ship in the industry – Viking Ocean’s Viking Star. A brand new ship, a brand new cruise line, and...