For those who have loved all the features, amenities and service provided by Viking River Cruises, a new world of cruising has begun. It’s almost difficult to believe that just a few years ago Viking Ocean Cruises® was still in the planning stage. Now, the oceangoing arm of Viking River Cruises boasts a fleet of two elegant 930-guest ships that have been winning accolades … [Read more...]
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River Cruising's popularity is growing exponentially. It is one of the best ways to see Europe and Asia. Take advantage of our Insider tips, guides, photos, and offers from River Cruise Pros.
The Yangtze River is China's longest and busiest river, and it also passes through some of this country's most beautiful scenery. A cruise down this important waterway typically lasts between three to five days, so it is often combined with land-based stays in some of China's most interesting and exciting cities. For example, the 14-day Imperial Jewels of China itinerary … [Read more...]
Although I’ve been cruising for nearly 20 years now, I didn’t take my first river cruise until late 2011. Already well-versed in how to book an ocean cruise, I didn’t think twice about booking a river cruise – until I saw how different it was. Brochures were laid out differently than their oceangoing counterparts. Deck plans were nondescript. The ships looked the same. The … [Read more...]
From the charming ports of Cambodia to the bustling hubs of Vietnam, Stuart Forster immerses himself into local life on the Mekong River, the lifeblood of Southeast Asia. Let Stuart show you what to expect on a 15 night Viking cruisetour along the Mekong River, which includes 270 miles between Kampong Cham, Cambodia, and My Tho, Vietnam - a tenth of the mighty River … [Read more...]
You’ve researched the perfect river cruise and, while leafing through the brochure, you discover your ship has free Wi-Fi internet access. What could be better? Now you can keep in touch with the kids back home, check your emails, maybe even participate in that conference call the boss was bugging you about – all while on your river cruise. There’s just one problem: internet … [Read more...]