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 an unbelievable itinerary – it’s going to be very special. Join me in just two short weeks for an inside look into the ship that’s making waves in the cruise industry.
Viking Star, launched only a few months ago, is the newcomer and current star of the cruise industry. Viking Ocean Cruises, the brainchild and sister of the highly successful Viking River Cruises, introduced the new ship to the world in April, making a huge splash with her contemporary design, intimate spaces, and adventurous itineraries. The ship features a number of cool (yes, I’m a millennial, we still say cool) amenities including a true infinity pool at her stern, a Snow Grotto, and a number of tantalizing dining options. Now, I don’t want to give away too much about Viking Star yet, so don’t miss out on the Mike At Sea blog, which will launch on November 16th, featuring articles and features about the onboard experience and my itinerary.
Where Am I Going?
I’ll be sailing The Empires of the Mediterranean itinerary, embarking on November 17th. My sailing will take us from
Constantinople Istanbul to Venice, calling in ports throughout Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, and ending in Italy. Plus, I’ll be taking part in some enriching and exciting excursions along the way, including, my personal favorite, a visit to the former home to the Virgin Mary on the Biblical History & Beautiful Vistas excursion in Ephesus.
I will begin my Mike At Sea coverage on November 16th in Istanbul. Follow along for my adventures through what was once Constantinople and the Park Hyatt.
November 17 ~ Embark in Istanbul ~ Excursion: The Underground Cistern
November 18 ~ Istanbul
November 19 ~ Kusadasi (Ephesus) ~ Excursion: Biblical History & Beautiful Vistas
November 20 ~ Piraeus (Athens) ~ Excursion: A Walk Backwards In Time
November 21 ~ Santorini ~ Excursion: Vineyards & Vistas
November 22 ~ Cruising The Ionian Sea
November 23 ~ Kotor ~ Excursion: Walking Tour of Kotor
November 24 ~ Dubrovnik ~ Excursion: Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
November 25 ~ Pula ~Excursion: Walking Tour of Pula
November 26 ~ Venice ~ Disembark
I will continue my European journey and Mike At Sea coverage in Venice for two days. Between November 26 and November 28, follow along for my adventures through Venezia and at The Westin Europa and Regina.
Following Along #MikeAtSea
It’s going to be a fun and exciting two weeks of coverage from the Viking Star, so don’t miss out on my daily blogs from the ship, ports, and at sea. On social media, I’ll be using the hashtags #MikeAtSea and #MikeTheViking to share photos, blogs, and videos.
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If you have any questions about Viking Star, Viking Ocean, the Park Hyatt, The Westin Europa and Regina, or any of the ports I’ll be visiting, please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Viking Star Q&A.” I’ll answer your questions during and following my coverage at sea.