Two Thousand Years of History In Speyer

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Our journey aboard Viking River Cruises Viking Hild as almost at an end, as our Paris to the Swiss Alps river cruise tour arrives enters its final days before we transfer to Zurich for a two-night, post-cruise stay on Monday. In the […]

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Good Friday in Mainz

Friday, April 14, 2017

Today is Good Friday – the start of the Easter Weekend here in Europe. To North Americans, it’s probably just another weekend. But to Europeans, this long weekend is a chance to spend time with friends and family, away from the hustle and bustle of commerce and […]

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The Lorelei Can’t Lure Me Away from Viking Hild

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sometimes, you just want a day at sea. A day to relax, do very little, and enjoy your opulent floating surroundings. But on the waterways of Europe, sea days are uncommon. That’s why you have to create your own.

Today proved to […]

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The (Viking) Art of River Cruising in Cochem

Wednesday April 12, 2017

This, surely, must be the best thing in the world. The weather is pleasant and warm, but not too hot. Skies are blue and sunny. The sound of birds chirping in the trees is like the soundtrack to a Walt Disney movie; so […]

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The Active World of Viking River Cruises

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

If you’ve never been on a river cruise before, you might form the impression that a European river cruise is a staid, laid-back experience with very little to do. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

This morning, guests aboard Viking River […]

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Paris, Luxembourg and the Viking Hild

Monday, April 10, 2017

Our Program Director Emma pointed out the sign as it wooshed past on the motorway: Disneyland Paris, 15 kilometres. When a few guests on my coach expressed sighs of disappointment, she said the one thing that I’ve known for five years about Viking River […]

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Beginning Viking’s Newest River Cruise Itinerary in the City of Light

Sunday, April 9, 2017

It’s true what they say about Paris in the springtime.

That’s the conclusion I came to after a day and a half in Paris as part of Viking River Cruises new Paris to the Swiss Alps river cruise […]

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One Last Look at the Inspirational Silver Muse

My short four-day voyage aboard Silversea’s Silver Muse is already drawing to a close. Today, we’re docked in Tarragona, Spain for an exclusive look at the opening day of FerrariLand, a Ferrari-themed amusement park located just to the west of the city, in a complex […]

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A Third Day Onboard Reveals The True Comforts of Silver Muse

Today, Silversea’s Silver Muse arrived in her first-ever port of call, coming alongside in Marseille, France shortly after 7:00 am this morning. I should go ashore and explore – but I can’t tear myself away from the brand-new Silver Muse on this […]

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Walking the Decks of the Muse

To celebrate my first morning aboard Silversea’s brand-new Silver Muse, I was up at six and on-deck half an hour later, just in time to catch the sun rise over the sea off the French Riviera. We’d come to almost a total stop; with so little distance […]

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