New Cruise Ships for 2018

Eden Magic Carpet

2018 promises many exciting new cruise ships. Here are our top picks: Seabourn Ovation Seabourn introduce Ovation in 2018. Sister to the stunning Encore, this new ships offers the same pleasing design and first-class service, along with some new developments. Read our full preview here. Nieuw Statendam In December 2018 the latest Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam, is due to […]

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New Cruise Ships for 2018 – Viking Orion

VIKING ORION FLOATOUT

Viking’s newest cruise ship Orion, set to debut in July 2018, will be the fifth 930-passenger ship for this world-leading ocean cruise line. Previously referred to as the Spirit, the Orion was re-named in honour of the ship’s Godmother and former NASA astronaut, Dr. Anna Fisher, along with the legendary constellation we all recognise so well in our […]

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Radar: Lerwick welcomes Viking Star to new facilities

Viking StarLerwick

Viking Star berthed today in Lerwick Port Authority’s new £16.5 million multi-purpose jetty at Mair’s Pier . Viking Star’s passengers are the first to use a new meet-and-greet station and information point accommodating the harbour’s welcoming team. The mobile unit will also be used elsewhere in the port which expects 75 vessels and a 21% […]

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Viking Ocean – Trade Routes of the Middle Ages

Viking Spa

The Viking Ocean Cruise line is a world-leader in luxury voyages focusing on cultural enrichment and authentic experiences. The Trade Routes of the Middle Ages itinerary traces medieval commercial trade routes and includes overnight stays in some of Europe’s most picturesque cities In 2018, the 15-day cruise, from Apr 14 – Apr 28, starts in Barcelona and ends […]

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Cool Places: Kirkwall – Gateway to the Orkney Islands

Cruise Orkney Puffins

  The Orkney archipelago is a place of magic and mystery; a stunning coastal landscape steeped in ancient history. The chain of 70 islands, separated from Scotland’s rugged north coast by the formidable Pentland Firth, are grassy-green and flat-topped. Rich in marine life and seabird colonies, the islands are also home to a wealth of prehistoric sites, standing stones, Viking relics and […]

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New cruise ships for 2017 – Viking Sky and Viking Sun

Two new sister ships, Viking Sky and Viking Sun are expected in 2017 from this fast-growing luxury small cruise line. Identical to the two existing vessels in the fleet, Viking Star and Viking Sea, the 47,800 ton ships will carry 930 passengers in supreme comfort to exciting destinations around the globe. The rich Nordic heritage, central […]

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Viking Ocean – The Facts

Launched in 2013, the Viking Ocean Cruise brand is building on the success of the company’s outstanding river cruises; offering the same immaculate vessels, first-class service and destination rich itineraries. The current fleet has two small-scale ships, the Viking Star and Viking Sea, with a further two planned for 2017. All-veranda staterooms, tasteful Scandinavian design, […]

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