Caves and Storms in Molde

Viking Cruises’ Viking Sky pulled into Molde, Norway on a decidedly stormy Tuesday morning. Little whitecaps were being kicked up on the slate-grey sea as we spun around in the harbour, made all the darker thanks to a low and brooding cloud ceiling. Rain once again […]

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The Abandoned Town of Ocean Falls

Friday, June 2, 2017

Today is the fourth day of  Outer Shores Expeditions’ Passing Cloud sailing to the Great Bear Rainforest. It’s also the fourth day of the unrelenting rainfall that’s followed us thus far.

The rain seems to have doubled its efforts today. It’s absolutely pouring out. […]

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Viking Sky arrives in Geirangerfjord, Norway

When I returned to my stateroom last night aboard Viking Cruises’ Viking Sky, the most incredible sunset was illuminating our port side. It wasn’t noteworthy for its colours; rather, it was notable for its brilliant rays of amber light and its hugely contrasting nature.

I […]

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Embarking Viking Sky in Bergen, Norway

“When you really philosophize about it, there’s really only one thing you don’t have enough of – and that’s time. Time is the only scarce commodity.”

Those are the words of Viking Cruises Chairman and founder, Torstein Hagen, in Viking’s newest commercial. It makes for […]

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Third Oceangoing Ship Is One of Two to Launch this Year

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Viking Cruises’ Viking Sky was christened in a pierside ceremony in Tromsø, Norway. Celebrated by guests onboard Viking Sky and by the townspeople of this arctic city, the christening also […]

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Research and Ruins

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The first day of June, 2017 began very much the same way that the past few days aboard Outer Shores Expeditions’ Passing Cloud have: tucked into a quiet inlet, surrounded by nothing except stillness, silence and incredible beauty.

Coffee and tea were available in the warmth […]

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7,000 Years of History on Triquet Island

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I awoke to the sound of heavy rain pounding on the deck of Outer Shores Expeditions’ Passing Cloud. It’s an oddly relaxing, cozy sound – one that made me curl up against the wooden bulkhead of my cabin and nestle in for another […]

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Sailing the Wilderness of British Columbia

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

With Outer Shores Expeditions’ Passing Cloud docked in Shearwater, British Columbia this morning, I went ashore in search of a latte and a newspaper.

I found the latte, but the newspaper was a ridiculous thought. First of all, even if there were newspapers […]

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The Journey to Bella Bella and the Passing Cloud

Monday, May 29, 2017

There is a crow flying above me as I write this, perched upon the rigging of Outer Shores Expeditions’ Passing Cloud.

It’s actually kind of unnerving – the crow – which is just staring at me with its black, beady little […]

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In the past, booking a cruise meant paying a deposit up-front – and then remembering to pay the balance of the cruise off by the time final payment is due. And, despite the fact that most of us have the best intentions to pay in little bite-sized increments between deposit and final payment, most of […]

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