Viking Cruises – Norway, Faroe Islands and Iceland – Part 1

Our journey on the Bergensbanen treated us to gushing waterfalls, forests, tranquil lakes, colourful wooden houses (many with grass roofs), lush green meadows (often packed with beautifully coloured lupins) with snow-covered mountains in the background….

A guide to Expedition Cruises for over 50s and over 60s

Have you ever been tempted to try an expedition cruise but weren’t entirely sure what the experience would entail? We hope this article will answer any questions about exhibition cruises as they are a fantastic way to explore the world. …

Viking Cruise – Athens to Istanbul (Ancient Mediterranean Treasures)

This was our second cruise with Viking Ocean Cruises,( the previous being The West Indies Explorer). Seven nights cruising the high seas with ports of call each day and a half day inclusive tour. Our ports of call were Athens (overnight) Heraklion, Rhodes, Ephesus, Troy and Istanbul (overnight). Tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. This […]…

Viking Radgrid: Less haste, more speed

I’m sitting in my own little garden on Viking Radgrid’s sundeck under the Eiffel Tower. Everyone is out on tours so I am enjoying this smart new river ship with a gin and tonic by my side and herb gardens at the foot of my lounger….

Douro River Cruise with Viking

Our fifth Viking cruise in Europe and our favourite. Two day start in Lisbon followed by a day in Porto both fabulous and interesting cities, followed by a leisurely cruise through stunning countryside. There’s a a full day in Salamanca which we felt able to pass on as we preferred the boat to a 3 […]…