Our Fun Ship Voyage to the Mexican Riviera Begins

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The smog was so thick when my Air Canada Rouge flight touched down at Los Angeles International Airport this morning that you could have scooped it up and served it as pudding. With the horizon disappearing into […]

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Sail With Us From Mexico To Oregon To Alaska

June is shaping up to be a very exciting month, indeed. We’ve got not one, not two, but three Live Voyage Reports lined up and ready to set sail on what I’m calling my Pacific Ocean Trifecta. And to kick things off, we’re heading south to […]

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An Arctic Svalbard Adventure Aboard Silver Explorer

“He stood breathing, and the more he breathed the land in, the more he was filled up with all the details of the land. He was not empty. There was more than enough here to fill him. There would always be more than enough.”

If I had to pick two of the most interesting cruises I’ve ever taken, my voyages aboard Norwegian expedition line Hurtigruten would be right up there. In February of 2013, I sailed aboard the elegant, 2003-built Midnatsol on the line’s classic voyage between Bergen and Kirkenes, Norway. Dark, snowy and mysterious, […]

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Get ready to say goodbye to long lines at Canada Place.

If you’re embarking on an cruise to Alaska this year from Port Metro Vancouver’s Canada Place Cruise Terminal, you’ll notice some exciting new changes that have been made in order to make clearing U.S. Customs & Border Protection easier than […]

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Viking Star is Christened in Bergen, Norway

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I’m time-jumping a bit in this report. If you’re wondering what happened to Saturday, May 16th, here’s the lowdown: the small press group I was a part of disembarked the ship. We then spent the day exploring Norway […]

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Arrival Bergen: One Step Closer to The Big Day

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Friday, May 15, 2015

I’m not sure who the Norse god of the weather is, but he (or she) must absolutely love Viking Cruises. I’ve been to Bergen, Norway twice before, but I have never seen a day like this. […]

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Cruising the North Sea with Viking

Viking Cruises Viking Star was greeted by cold temperatures and grey skies for the first time on our journey so far. Still, at 7:00a.m., I braved the wind and the chill and went for a two-mile walk around the Promenade Deck on Deck 2 – and I wasn’t […]

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Viking Star Sets Sail for Bergen

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Viking Cruises Viking Star rumbled to life shortly before nine o’clock this morning, moving so silently away from our floating dock on the River Thames that I barely noticed our departure as I washed down the last of my […]

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Prelude to a Viking Christening

Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports

Saturday, May 17, 2015

The excitement in the air is almost overwhelming here in Bergen, Norway, and it was noticeable even before I stepped out of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bergen this morning. Not only is it Norwegian Constitution Day here in […]

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