The Interesting Success Of Viking Cruises At Twenty Years

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Viking Cruises, parent to Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises.  Beginning in 1997, the carefully-planned growth of Viking River Cruises has made the fleet of Viking Longships the largest in the world.  Rightfully so, the product is unique, an outstanding value and totally 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 …

Deep Travel Planning Enables Personal Narrative

Investing time in planning nearly always brings a better travel experience. Still, how individual travelers go about that planning varies, largely depending on personal preferences and priorities. Some travelers like the planning process nearly as much as travel itself.  They dive deep into every detail.  Others want nothing to do with Read More …

Reviewing Relevant River Cruise Travel Apps

Before any major trip, it is a good idea to consider the travel apps we might bring along for the ride.  If it has been a while since your last dance, new apps might be available.  Specific destinations, travel mode, safekeeping and other concerns necessitate different travel app needs.  Even savvy road Read More …

Viking Top Ten: Travel Inspiration On Demand

Just when you think Viking Cruises has done it all… Right about the time we come to the realization that no other travel company prepares us better than Viking River Cruises… Amazed by the unique experience aboard Viking Ocean Cruises… Already familiar with online Viking resources, custom designed to feature Read More …

First Time River Cruise Questions Answered, Verbally

European river cruising remains a hot topic with experienced cruise travelers, especially those who have not done one yet.  Rightfully so, the rivers of Europe connect a shared history and culture that goes back hundreds of years. Cities along those waterways have been the site of evolving civilization, scientific breakthroughs, conflicts and Read More …

River Cruise Drydock: Not Like Big Ships

Like any other sailing ships, river cruise ships to perform maintenance when no passengers are on board.  European river cruise companies commonly do this between the end of one year’s season and the beginning of the next.  Decks are resurfaced, carpets replaced and other scheduled maintenance is performed at shipyards.  In Read More …