Personal Contact Travel Moments: The Best Part

Reducing travel by ship to the lowest common denominator, the part shared by all cruise lines, reveals some of the best parts of travel itself.  Safely transporting us from place to place obliterates the generalized notion that travel is unsafe.  We see that first hand.  A growing focus on destinations brings personal contact Read More …

Transformative Adventures Bring Notable Advantages To Cruise Travel

When sailing with any cruise line, what we do off the ship often makes the difference between a good and a great travel experience.  It makes sense to invest some time noting what we will find at each stop along the way.   Considering organized tours is one way to guide our shoreside plan. Cruise Read More …

Interesting Viking Tour Brings Global View In Very Simple Terms

I remember the first Earth Day many decades ago when I was in Junior High School.  An idealistic time in anyone’s life, I took the matter of saving the planet to heart, if only through the next few years.  Moving along with life those ideals were replaced with more urgent Read More …

My Viking Story In Photos And Reflection

One of our favorite parts of cruise travel happens after we get off the ship and are back home in Orlando.  It is then, with some distance between us and the people, ships and experience of Viking Ocean Cruises that we can really take a good global look back.  This Read More …

Viking In The Caribbean: There Is Truly Nothing Quite Like It

During our 15-day New York to the West Indies sailing with Viking Ocean Cruises, we have focused a lot on the destinations visited along the way.  Rightfully so, a tour of each port is included and a core element of every Viking ocean cruise.  Bringing the destinations with us, flexible Viking onboard programing reflected Read More …

Viking Quality A Hit In The Caribbean

Quality is a significant factor in any travel experience.  Experience it once on any given cruise line and we expect it again, the next time.   We like a number of travel brands for that very reason: we know what to expect and they deliver it.  Then there is the Read More …

Viking Guadeloupe Stop Highlights True Star Of The Show

Stopping in the French port of Pointe-A-Pitre in Guadeloupe provided the best test of the Viking ocean experience in the Caribbean thus far.  The sixth port of call on our New York to the West Indies sailing, Guadeloupe is the one most of us on board Viking Star have not Read More …