Viking’s Greenland Expedition to Nanortalik

“God forbid that we should have to winter here. It’s a hopeless prospect.”

William McKinlay, scientist, ill-fated Karluk expedition

It came out of the mist this morning, before the sun had even begun to rise: the indistinct shadows of land off our starboard side. When the sun rose […]

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Cruising the Irminger Sea En-Route to Greenland

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.”

-Advertisement for Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod Expedition, 1907

Viking Cruises’ Viking Star cruised pleasantly along this morning, averaging a speed of 17 […]

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Viking Star Arrives in Reykjavik, Iceland

“Borders, I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.”

Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian adventurer

In contrast to the foreboding weather of the past few days, guests aboard Viking Cruises’ Viking Star were greeted to brilliant sunshine and brisk […]

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Viking Star Pushes On To Iceland

“When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.”

Jacques Cousteau; Oceanographer

Viking Cruises’ Viking Star plowed through her first-ever battle with the North Atlantic last night, encountering 40-foot seas and winds […]

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The Might of the Sea

“Adventure is just bad planning”

Roald Amundsen; Norwegian polar explorer

The crimson hues of the rising sun peeked through the clouds ever so briefly this morning as Viking Cruises’ Viking Star approached the Faroe Islands and our second port of call, the capital known as Torshavn.

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The Mysterious Shetland Islands

“Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised.“

Apsley Cherry-Garrard; Explorer

I rose at 5:30 am this morning, and arrived up in the Explorer’s Lounge on Deck 7 aboard Viking Cruises’ Viking Star in time […]

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The Viking Crossing Begins

“I demolish my bridges behind me. Then, there is no choice but to move forward.”

Fridtjof Nansen

I woke up at 5:00 am this morning. I couldn’t sleep – not because I was having a bad sleep, but because I was too excited for the […]

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If you’re cruising out of Vancouver, British Columbia over the next couple of weekends, it’s that time of year again: the end-of-season spectacular that always brings record numbers of ships and passengers to the city.

The busiest day by far will be this Sunday, September 18, 2016, when 14,400 guests will pass through […]

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Ultra-luxury line Silversea has appointed Roberto Martinoli as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, replacing Enzo Visone. Martinoli, who has served on Silversea’s Board of Directors since 2013, comes to Silversea direct from ferry corporation Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV), where he continues to serve as Chairman.

Martinoli is no stranger to the […]

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Viking Makes Its Historic Crossing From Norway to Canada

“Adventure is just bad planning.” That’s how Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen – the man who singlehandedly conquered the Northwest Passage, found the magnetic North Pole, and beat Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole in Antarctica – saw it.

I think Amundsen would have […]

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