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  • Photo Album of Budapest, Hungary

    Photo Album of Budapest, Hungary

    Here is a collection of some of our favorite photos from Budapest Hungary from our adventure on the Danube River with Viking River Cruises.   The entire catalog of our Budapest photos can be found on our Flickr page.

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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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  • Impressions of Portugal #VikingSocial

    Impressions of Portugal #VikingSocial

    Prior to receiving an invitation from Viking River Cruises to participate in the #VikingSocial cruise on the Douro River, I knew very little about Portugal. I was aware that Port wine was made in Portugal, and that cork trees grew there. Anything else I might have learned was surely forgotten as soon as I put down the pencil after taking whatever high school or college test I had bothered to study for in the first place.

    This trip afforded me the opportunity to learn of Portugal’s history, witness her beauty, experience her culture, and taste her wine. As a result, Portugal is now in the upper echelon of countries I would love to visit again and again.

    Of the 1,121 photographs I snapped along the journey, here are a few that summarize my first impressions of Portugal.

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  • Photographing #DoorPorn in Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal

    Photographing #DoorPorn in Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal

    For centuries, Arabs, Jews, and Christians have peacefully coexisted in the village of Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal. As an invited participant in the #VikingSocial Portugal’s River’s of Gold cruise, I had the opportunity to explore and photograph the 13th century fortress. One of my quirks as a photographer is photographing old doors. I found that the combination of old wood, stone walls, and growing vines made the #DoorPorn in Castelo Rodrigo some of the most interesting that I’ve […]

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  • Five Bucket List Checks on One Trip! #VikingStar

    Five Bucket List Checks on One Trip! #VikingStar

    Checking items off my Bucket List is a goal of every trip I take. Whether it’’s learning something new, visiting a new destination, trying a new cuisine, meeting an interesting person, or just being part of something big makes the trip all the more memorable. My recent adventure aboard the #VikingStar provided me with not one, not two, but FIVE bucket list checks on one trip! 1. Sail on the Maiden Voyage of a Brand New […]

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  • Bergen, Norway 20150517: Viking Star christening in Bergen. PHOTO: PAUL S. AMUNDSEN

    BIG News from Viking Cruises

    VIKING STAR CHRISTENED IN HOMEPORT OF BERGEN, NORWAY

    First Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Welcomed Home in Citywide Celebration for Norwegian Constitution Day

    Los Angeles (May 18, 2015) – Marking a significant milestone in the arrival of the travel industry’s first entirely new cruise line in a decade, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) yesterday christened its first ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star. The ceremony – which took place in Bergen, Norway – occurred in conjunction with a citywide celebration for Norwegian Constitution Day and featured parades, parties and a public concert in the harbor that was attended by approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors.

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  • Embarking on the Maiden Voyage of the Viking Star

    Embarking on the Maiden Voyage of the Viking Star

    Midlife Road Trip will be embarking on the maiden voyage of the Viking Star! Our journey will take us from Barcelona, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal with stops along the way in Cartagena, Gibraltar, and Seville.  We’ll be posting tons of pictures on  Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram using the ‪#‎VikingCruises‬ and ‪#‎VikingStar‬ hashtags so be sure to follow along as this epic adventure unfolds! What would you most like to see or experience in these destinations? 

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  • Travel Therapy: The Healing Waters of the Danube River #VikingCruises

    Travel Therapy: The Healing Waters of the Danube River #VikingCruises

    I could barely contain my excitement as I was about take my first ever river cruise. We would be traveling down the famous Danube River on Viking River Cruise from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. It was the first week of December and we would be visiting Christmas markets in each of the cities we stopped in. My best friend (and frequent travel partner) Lucille, was coming along and she was equally excited. I was already packed weeks in advance knowing the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays would be pulling me in a million different directions prior to my departure.

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