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Whether you like river cruises or ocean cruises, this section is for you! Let’s discuss how to get the best cruise deals, while making friends and exploring your passions.

On a Viking River Cruise, It’s the Small Things that Make a Big Difference
1 year ago

On a Viking River Cruise, It’s the Small Things that Make a Big Difference

When the Program Director of my recent Viking Cruise, Sharon, said that the crew’s goal was to exceed our expectations, I didn’t pay too much attention. After all, who doesn’t claim to exceed their customers’ expectations? Read More

4 Myths About River Cruises that Stop People from Setting Sail
1 year ago

4 Myths About River Cruises that Stop People from Setting Sail

When you think about the word “cruise,” what images pop into your mind? Read More

How Do You Avoid the Single Supplement When You Cruise?
1 year ago

How Do You Avoid the Single Supplement When You Cruise?

Few things are more frustrating for single women travelers than having to deal with the single supplement. It just feels so unfair to have to pay more for a hotel room or cruise, simply because you are traveling solo. Read More

5 Reasons Viking River Cruises Are an Amazing Value
1 year ago

5 Reasons Viking River Cruises Are an Amazing Value

Ok, let’s get this out of the way. Viking river cruises aren’t cheap. In fact, for most of us, saving for a luxury river cruise is a multi-year process. Read More

6 Ways River Cruises Are Unlike Anything that You Will Experience on the Ocean
1 year ago

6 Ways River Cruises Are Unlike Anything that You Will Experience on the Ocean

There is a certain reverence with which a ship’s crew looks at the ocean. It is powerful, exciting and unpredictable. Rivers are something different entirely. They are still powerful, but, it is a quiet power. They are exciting, yet refined. Read More

Christmas River Cruises: Why Winter is the Hottest Season to Set Sail
1 year ago

Christmas River Cruises: Why Winter is the Hottest Season to Set Sail

“Why on Earth would anyone want to take a Christmas river cruise?” That was the question that one of my friends asked me when I mentioned that I would be joining Viking on their Rhine Getaway. Read More

4 Ways Get More from Your Next Cruise by Harnessing the Power of Anticipation
1 year ago

4 Ways Get More from Your Next Cruise by Harnessing the Power of Anticipation

I don’t think that I have ever looked forward to a trip as much as I am looking forward to my upcoming Viking river cruise. As I sit here, cup of Earl Grey steaming on my desk, I can’t help but wonder what life on the river will be like. Will I see any of the mythical creatures that supposedly live on the Rhine? What fascinating people will I meet? What secret places will I discover? I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it! Read More

Exploring the Hidden Costs of Cheap Cruises
1 year ago

Exploring the Hidden Costs of Cheap Cruises

On the surface, cheap cruises sound like a fantastic idea. After all, who wouldn’t want to experience life on the open sea at a bargain price? Unfortunately, like so many things in life, when it comes to cruises, you often get what you pay for. Read More

Wondering What to Pack for a Cruise? Ask Yourself these 4 Questions (Video)
1 year ago

Wondering What to Pack for a Cruise? Ask Yourself these 4 Questions (Video)

What would an internationally recognized cruise expert say if you asked her what to pack for a cruise? If you are like me, you might expect such an expert’s advice to be long and complicated, filled with clever little devices and secret clothing items. Read More

Is it Possible to Find No Single Supplement Cruises? You Bet! (Video)
1 year ago

Is it Possible to Find No Single Supplement Cruises? You Bet! (Video)

What’s the worst part of cruising alone? If you said, “the single supplement,” you’re not alone. When I speak with the solo travelers in our community, this additional cost comes up again and again. It’s not just that we hate paying more money – it feels like there is something deeply unfair about penalizing single travelers. Read More