Viking Ocean – Trade Routes of the Middle Ages

Viking Star 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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Best River Cruise: Mekong River with Scenic

Scenic Spirit Pool deck

The Nine Dragons River flows 2,700 miles from the snowy Tibetan Plateau through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam where it disappears into the South China Sea. As one of Asia’s least developed waterways, the Mekong is abundant in wildlife, history and culture. With a biodiversity second only to the Amazon, this precious river is […]

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Best Cruises: Iceland

Iceland Cruise Godafoss

Following on from our feature on Iceland we pick our top cruises to the Land of Fire and Ice. Windstar: Around Iceland – Reykjavik to Reykjavik Windstar, the niche provider of yacht-style ultra-luxurious cruises, takes the graceful Star Legend to Iceland on a circumnavigational tour of this magical place. With the cruise line’s ethos firmly rooted in […]

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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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