Fred. Olsen Cruises have announced they will return to the beautiful Irish city of Belfast in 2013, with their classically-styled Boudicca operating two turnaround calls in the city in October 2013.

But the line also plans to commemorate another important moment in Belfast history by commemorating the 100th anniversary of the […]

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Today marks a rather unfortunate event in Polar exploration: one hundred years ago today, on March 29, 1912, Robert Falcon Scott perished on the ice in Antarctica on his return from the South Pole, along with fellow expedition members Henry Robertson (Birdie) Bowers and Dr. Edward Wilson. A blinding […]

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Last week, I travelled to the Dutch city of Amsterdam to witness the christening ofViking River Cruises’ brand-new Viking Longships. And while my schedule was fairly intensive during this short two-day […]

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There’s nothing quite like seeing a photo of a ship and knowing that, somewhere deep within the crowd of people lining the rails, you’re onboard.

After we published our Cruise Photos of the Week on March 17th, we got a nice email from Steve J. Garrod, who runs the popular (and highly informative) Continue Reading

Product will roll out aboard new Boeing 747-8I

I cruise a lot. It’s one of the best perks of this wonderful thing I loosely refer to as a “job.”  But cruising a lot also means flying a lot; in fact, last week I spent a total of 24 hours in four different airplanes, and when […]

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With our recent return from Amsterdam and the brand-new Viking Longships from Viking River Cruises, it’s only natural that we share some more photos of the breathtaking new Viking Odin.

In many ways, these new ships represent a new chapter in the history of Viking River Cruises, because they’re such a radical departure […]

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Recapping our experience aboard Viking Odin from 35,000 feet

Before the first light of dawn this morning, I sadly had to leave Viking River Cruises’ stunning new Viking Odin at the port of Amsterdam. The ship was still quiet when I left at 5:30am, and I had to stop once more in the main […]

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The Christening of the Viking Longships

Today is “the big day” for Viking River Cruises and their stunning new Longships, Viking Odin and Viking Idun, which were christened this afternoon in a lavish and emotional ceremony here in Amsterdam. Part of a massive newbuid order that will see twelve of these magnificent “Longships” added […]

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A Dutch Arrival and the beautiful Viking Odin

Our Live Trip Report officially kicks off today, as we traveled to Amsterdam to stay onboard and experience Viking River Cruises stunning new Viking Odin, part of a massive newbuid order that will see twelve of these new “Longships” added to the feet by 2014.

Before […]

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Some quick pics to whet your appetite! Full report coming later this evening.

We’ve only been onboard Viking River Cruises’ brand-new Viking Odin for roughly 60 minutes – yet we couldn’t resist sharing these first few images of this beautiful river cruise vessel.  First impression?  WOW.

Check out these quick preview photos of […]

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