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    Viking Wine Tour Curiously Satisfying

    Viking River Cruises new Chateaux, Rivers & Wine itinerary takes culturally curious travelers through the great wine regions of Bordeaux, in comfort.  The eight-day journey sails on Viking longships deep into a part of France that produces more than 700 million bottles of wine each year.  For wine lovers, there are few opportunities to embrace their passion as fully.  Nicely priced, this ...

    On March 21, 2014 / By
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    Bordeaux Guide Typical Of Viking Standards

    Before today, I associated the word ‘Bordeaux’ with a wine region of France, much like many others; a place were some of the best wines in the world come from.  But after an included walking tour with Viking River Cruises, I know better. Part of Viking River Cruises new Chateaux, Rivers & Wine itinerary, the city of Bordeaux lines the banks of ...

    On March 20, 2014 / By
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    Avignon, France – Viking Style

    For Viking River Cruises, sailing up and down the waterways of Europe is just what they do with their new fleet of Viking longships.  France is one of many countries  Viking visits, bringing culturally curious travelers along for the ride of their lives.  Our first stop: Avignon for the launch of 18 new ships in one day. Launching enough new Viking longships ...

    On March 20, 2014 / By
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    Vikings Blow Past Own Record, Passionately

    The clock was ticking, Guinness Book Of World Records adjudicator standing by, as Viking River Cruises eclipsed its own record, christening 18 longships in one day.   A ginormous feat never attempted before by any other cruise line, it was business as usual for the company that did not even exist a short time ago. “Today we mark a new milestone for Viking and ...

    On March 19, 2014 / By
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    Vikings Prepare To Conquer A New Land

    Traveling from around the world, invited guests of Viking River Cruises arrived in Avignon, France throughout the day.  Much like the beginning of any other Viking sailing, the first day schedule is light as everyone settles in, adjusts to the time change and gets their bearings in a foreign land.  But unlike other voyages, this one marks the christening of 18 new ...

    On March 18, 2014 / By
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    Resolved: Lost Luggage Smackdown: @StarAlliance vs @SkyTeam

    When we travel, the unexpected is often one of the best parts of any trip and often result in a different view on a variety of topics.  An amazing dining experience at a local restaurant can inspire us to be hungry for improved culinary skills. Meeting a tour guide at a remote destination can bring a life-long friendship and have us sending ...

    On March 17, 2014 / By
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    Ocean Cruising

    Princess Cruises To Japan With More, After Extensive Upgrades

    Princess Cruises will begin their second season of Japan cruising April 17.  To get ready, Diamond Princess is undergoing a $30 million drydock,  adding new features designed to appeal to Japanese cruisers.  Topping the list of refurbishment changes, an extensive new Japanese bath area, the largest at sea along with a new sushi restaurant, more shopping areas, a revitalized Horizon Court and more. “Because bathing ...

    On March 15, 2014 / By