Viking Grand European Tour Planning Guide

In June, we return to Viking River Cruises for a 15-day Grand European Tour itinerary,  sailing from Budapest to Amsterdam.  As with any travel, being prepared often makes the difference between a good experience and a great one.  That rule is especially applicable to Viking River Cruises as we have seen Read More …

Solo Travel Options Expand, Focus On What Matters

Travel by cruise ship is an efficient way to meet interesting people. In that closed environment, it’s hard not to meet others.  When passengers assemble for safety drills, shows and queues, meeting will happen. The bigger the ship, the more opportunity in that respect.  Go the other direction to smaller ships, and Read More …

Deals

  Several times a week, we receive advance notice of upcoming promotions from a variety of travel companies.  Some spark thoughts that eventually turn into a post here about destinations, ocean cruising, river cruises, land tours, hotels, planning and more.  The majority of them are filed away, available when readers Read More …

The 12 Days Of Viking Christmas: Going Through Locks, Will They Be Frozen?

A big part of the river cruise experience is going through locks.  Last summer, on our Portraits of Southern France itinerary with Viking River Cruises,  we went through a bunch of them. Raising or lowering just one or several boats at a time, the locks, canals and waterways that make up Read More …

The 12 Days Of Viking Christmas: Remember Where You Are

The 12 Days of Viking Christmas is not exactly like the theme of the traditional holiday song, The Twelve Days Of Christmas. The song  was first published in England in 1780 and starts on Christmas Day. Still, the old song has a note or two that apply here, especially when talking about Read More …

As CrosiEurope Prepares For 2018 Africa Debut, 2017 Europe Still Has Availablility

CroisiEurope is an international river cruise company that operates a fleet of 50 river cruising vessels along the rivers of Europe, Russia, Mekong, Birmania, Africa, South America and United States.  Now, CroisiEurope is gearing up for their African debut with the planned christening of the new African Dream expected to come at Read More …