The new longships of Viking River Cruises have a variety of accommodations to suit the needs of most travelers. What we ...On December 14, 2016 / By Chris Owen
A big part of the river cruise experience is going through locks. Last summer, on our Portraits of Southern ...On December 13, 2016 / By Chris Owen
Going to Europe for the first time can be a scary proposition. Make that going to Europe in the ...On December 12, 2016 / By Chris Owen
The 12 Days of Viking Christmas is not exactly like the theme of the traditional holiday song, The Twelve ...On December 9, 2016 / By Chris Owen
After a number of Viking River Cruises , we found that many of the ocean cruise skills developed over the years ...On December 8, 2016 / By Chris Owen
Bringing home gifts from Europe vacation is one of a number of topics not normally discussed leading up to a ...On December 7, 2016 / By Chris Owen
Sailing the River Danube on a typical Christmas markets sailing, one of the last stops along the way is ...On December 5, 2016 / By Chris Owen
Chris Owen is a writer from Florida charged with sharing frank, inside information about cruise vacations by aligning with brands that promote travel to affect positive change in our world.
In June, Chris and Lisa sail with Viking River Cruises on a 15-day Grand European Tour from Budapest to Amsterdam. Taking a long game look at planning, we'll document the process to share with two couples sailing in 2018; same itinerary, same time of the year. Click the itinerary map above to follow along with our Viking Grand European Tour Planning Guide.
Chris answers Listener questions on Cruise Radio's new River Cruise Radio. After taking a fresh look at the Viking River Cruises' Viking Longships experience, Chris plans multiple river cruises first to Russia then on the classic Grand European Tour. We'll have all the details on River Cruise Radio first.
In September, Chris brings you the swirling onion domes and stout towers of Moscow and St Petersburg with multiple stops in-between on a Viking River Cruise titled Waterways of the Tsars.
Highlights include ten guided tours on this 13-day voyage from Moscow to St Petersburg that reveals the real Russia as never before.