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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...

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 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...

Viking Star to be Christened in Norway

Viking Star, the newest ship for Viking Ocean Cruises®, sets sail from Istanbul April 11, 2015, on its way to be officially christened May 17, 2015, in Bergen, Norway. The all-veranda Viking Star has...

Where In The World Is Tom The Tourist Thanksgiving Turkey?

To help celebrate Thanksgiving, we here at Cruise Currents have pardoned a turkey, Tom. We have decided to send him on his first cruise through the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Alaska. Help Tom complete his...

Civil Unrest In Turkey Causes Itinerary Changes

Recent protests and civil unrest in Turkey has caused at least one cruise line to modify itineraries to the middle eastern nation. Costa Cruise Line’s Costa Mediterranea replaced today’s port of call in Izmir,...

Norwegian Opens Summer and Year-Round 2014 Itineraries

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced and opened for sale its 2014 summer and year-round cruises. The deployment includes the line’s newest and most innovative ships Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway in their respective homeports...

Carnival Launches Twitter Contest To Name Breeze’s Turkey

Earlier today, the Carnival Breeze sailed into her homeport, PortMiami, for the first time. To help celebrate her arrival and Thanksgiving, Carnival has positioned a 50 foot tall inflatable turkey on the top deck of the...