Cruising Through Photos: Koblenz, Germany

Braubach, Germany sits on the right bank of the Rhine river, about 10 km southeast of Koblenz, both stops on Viking River Cruises Grand European Tour, a 15- night river sailing from Budapest to Amsterdam.  We kick off this year’s Summer travel season, with a look back at the Koblenz Summer Read More …

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 …

Creative Viking Connection Targets Culturally Curious Travelers

Genius mastermind prodigy whiz kid brain intellect virtuoso ability accomplishment acumen aptitude inspiration intelligence inventiveness knack acuteness adept aptness Einstein  astuteness bent capability creativity discernment brilliance flair imagination ingenuity originality prowess talent wisdom capacity The National Geographic channel has charted a course to  explore the world of original content with their new Genius series, beginning 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 …

Viking Longships Illustrated

To take a fresh look at the ships of Viking River Cruises we recently traveled to Germany to create Viking Longships Illustrated: A Resource For Your Cruise Planning Pleasure. The occasion: the christening of two new Viking Longships at a riverside ceremony in Koblenz, a favorite stop I enjoyed first on Viking’s Grand European Tour Read More …