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 …

Experiencing France In Comfort: Day Touring With Viking

On board Viking Hermod on an itinerary titled Portraits of Southern France,  Hotel Director Stephen Burnham was excited about visiting Tournon. “This will be the best day of the cruise,” he told me, promising “The weather will be good, the day is full of beautiful places and ends with a great Read More …

Experience France In Comfort: Customizable Destinations

Exploring Southern France with Viking River Cruises, the third day of an eight-day itinerary brought us back to Avignon where we had begun just two days earlier.  Only briefly becoming oriented to Avignon by those not too jet lagged for a short walking tour before, today’s visit in Avignon brought Read More …

Experiencing France In Comfort: A Focus On Destinations

Preparing for our Viking River Cruise, themed Portraits of Southern France, we did a great amount of research.  In addition to the normal pre-cruise information provided by Viking, we took them up on suggested reading materials too, hoping for an even more meaningful experience.  On the first day m and the Read More …

Experience France In Comfort: Vikings Come Prepared

Preparing for an 8-day sailing through Southern France with Viking River Cruises, we  started early with over a month to go until our summer adventure began.  The idea was that by spending a little time each day in focused thought about the trip (as opposed to random dreaming) we would begin with a Read More …

Experience France In Comfort: Viking Longships Bring Easy Embarkation

Continuing our Experience France In Comfort series we take a look back at embarkation on a Viking Longship, how we did it in France and just how easy that was. Viking River Cruises doe a whole lot of things right, starting with easy embarkation. As our bus pulled up curbside, Read More …