The 12 Days Of Viking Christmas: Irrelevant Ocean Cruise Skills You Will Not Need

After a number of Viking River Cruises , we found that many of the ocean cruise skills developed over the years to get the most out of a big ship ocean cruise did not apply to river cruising.   Some were quite a surprise. Read More …

Viking Sun World Cruise: Talk About A Great Christmas Gift

Viking Cruises new Viking Sun sailed off from Miami this week on a World Cruise that will visit five continents, 35 countries and 64 ports in five months.  During the 141-day journey from Miami to London, Viking Sun will first explore Cuba and 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 Read More …

The 12 Days Of Viking Christmas: When Winter Travel Is Worth It

Going to Europe for the first time can be a scary proposition.  Make that going to Europe in the Winter. Add in that home is in sunny Florida.  Now, simply the notion of leaving warm weather for cold could easily Read More …

The 12 Days Of Viking Christmas: The Viking Longships

The new longships of Viking River Cruises have a variety of accommodations to suit the needs of most travelers.  What we won’t find are cabins that can accommodate 3, 4 or 5 guests; Viking is looking for couples.  Solo travelers are OK, 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 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 Read More …