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  • Viking Cruises Launches New Resident Historian Program

    Viking Cruises Launches New Resident Historian Program

    Faculty of Historians Will Provide Avenues of Learning on Every Viking Ocean Cruises Itinerary Viking Cruises (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced the rollout of its new onboard Viking Resident Historian program. Launching on Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky this month, a carefully selected faculty of historians will provide an enhanced level of enrichment for guests onboard all of Viking’s ocean cruise ships. A new video on the Resident Historian program can be found on the […]

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  • 100 Photos from Our Viking River Cruises Adventure in Portugal

    100 Photos from Our Viking River Cruises Adventure in Portugal

    When I experienced Portugal on Viking River Cruises “Portugal’s River of Gold” cruise, I absolutely fell in love with the country. Unlike so many of Europe’s better-known destinations that are overrun with tourists, Portugal provides opportunities for more authentic cultural emersion. Here is a collection of 100 of my favorite photos from the Portugal portion of the trip. My journey began with a couple of days of exploring Lisbon before heading to Porto where I boarded the […]

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  • Viking Sky Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

    Viking Sky Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

    VIKING SKY SETS SAIL ON MAIDEN VOYAGE Third Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Expands Award-Winning Destination-Focused Exploration Los Angeles (February 28, 2017) – After dominating the Cruise Critic® 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards earlier this month, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today celebrated the maiden voyage of its third ship, Viking Sky®, from Rome’s Civitavecchia port to Barcelona. Sister ship to the award-winning Viking Star® and Viking Sea®, Viking Sky will begin her maiden season sailing itineraries throughout the Western and Eastern Mediterranean before heading north […]

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  • Photo Album of Venice, Italy a Top Tier Bucket List Destination

    Photo Album of Venice, Italy a Top Tier Bucket List Destination

    Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from Venice, Italy. With an endless parade of boats, gondolas, and water taxis navigating the labyrinth of canals, Venice is one of the most unique, charming, and romantic cities in the world. Throw in the city’s rich history, architecture, food, and wine, it’s no wonder that Venice is a top-tier Bucket List destination.

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  • Cruise Misconceptions Debunked

    Cruise Misconceptions Debunked

    For those who have never cruised before, it is not uncommon to fall victim to myths and misguided assumptions. The best ways to dispel these misunderstandings are to talk to a seasoned sailor and ultimately embark on the journey yourself. My first cruise was a seven-day trip out of New York, New York to Bermuda on Norwegian Cruise Line’s infamous Breakaway. Going into the trip, I had many misconceptions that were thankfully debunked by NCL Gold Member and Mid-Life Road Trip correspondent, Kaelyn Mostafa.

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  • Win a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Escape #CruiseSmile

    Win a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Escape #CruiseSmile

    October is Plan a Cruise Month, and there’s no better time to plan your next cruise vacation. Since we’re all about the Bucket List, when Cruise Smile approached us to write about Norwegian Cruise Line, we thought we’d design a Bucket List cruise, and our Norwegian ship would be our destination. All Aboard! They had us at private luxury and personalized service! The Haven by Norwegian™ is an exclusive on board enclave featuring their most luxurious, […]

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  • Win one of 31 cruises during Plan a Cruise Month! #CruiseSmile

    Win one of 31 cruises during Plan a Cruise Month! #CruiseSmile

    If you’ve followed us for any time at all, you know that we love cruising. That’s why we are super excited to partner with the cruise industry to promote the annual #CruiseSmile Sweepstakes where during the month of October, you have a chance to win one of 31 featured cruises. The cruises are amazing – like a luxury voyage to Tahiti, a European river cruise to Paris and Normandy, a magical family-friendly seven-night Caribbean cruise, […]

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  • Photo Album of Florence, Italy

    Photo Album of Florence, Italy

    Here is an album of some of our favorite photos from Florence, Italy is an absolute must for anyone who loves food, wine, art, and history.

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  • Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Photo Album of Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia

    One of the most exciting ports of call on our Mediterranean cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine was Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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  • Making Burgers at Sea

    Making Burgers at Sea

    Carnival Cruise Lines conspired with Food Network megastar, Guy Fieri, to open an instantly addictive eatery called Guy’s Burger Joint on the lido deck of the Carnival Sunshine. Though many cruisers just ask for a plain burger and some fries before heading over to the radical toppings bar where they create their idea of the perfect burger, there is a menu of Guy’s signature burgers that should not be ignored. During our recent Mediterranean cruise, […]

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