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Safe travels: Viking Orion in Bermuda

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We were headed for Bermuda’s capital, Hamilton, and the Viking Orion. This was our first trip since the pandemic began…

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Viking Cruises’ Health & Safety Program

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As the world reopens to travel we need to seek out the highest standards of precautions to keep us as safe as we can be.

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Travel: Are we ready yet?

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Exploring St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, touring London with Blue Badge guides and delving into the Byzantine wonders of Istanbul are hardly what one might expect to be doing throughout a worldwide pandemic. But I have done all that and more.

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Stockholm, Sweden

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This city of fourteen islands connected by 57 bridges is found on the east coast of Sweden where the fresh water of Lake Mälaren flows into the salt water of the Baltic Sea.

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Québec City: Live the history

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As the most European and oldest colonial city in North America, the capital of the province of Québec exudes an Old World charm and a continental flair that attracts millions of visitors a year.

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Bergen, Norway

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Historic Bergen is a charming historic city and hub for seeing the spectacular fjorder (fjords), fjellet (mountains) and fosser (waterfalls) for which Norway is renowned.

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Viking Ocean Cruises: Viking Homelands Cruise from Bergen to Stockholm

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Viking Ocean Cruises offers a Viking Homelands cruise between Bergen, Norway’s charming former Hanseatic town and gateway to the fjords, and Stockholm, Sweden’s grand capital city of 14-islands linked by 57 bridges.

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Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Jupiter

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We booked our Viking Ocean Cruise for all that it is. We loved it for what it is not. Here’s why.

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San Diego, California

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San Diego was more than a place to relax before our cruise to Hawaii. So much more that we added more time after our voyage…

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Holland America’s 17-Day Circle Hawaii cruise: paradise lost and found

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We dreamed about basking in tropical sunshine under gently swaying palm trees, walking along black sand beaches, exploring volcanoes and coral reefs, and hiking to thundering waterfalls.

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NCL’s Breakaway: Florida and the Bahamas cruise from New York

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People who live within driving distance of New York and can eliminate the expense and inconvenience of a flight with Norwegian Cruise Line’s Bahamas and Florida cruise aboard the Breakaway.

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Our top 10 tips for getting the most from your Norwegian Cruise Line cruise

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Here are some ways to enhance your cruise experience and to get more for less.

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Enrichment vacations: Viking Ocean Cruises launches new resident historian program

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A select faculty of historians will be onboard Viking’s ocean cruise ships to provide a new level of enrichment for guests.

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The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Le Champlain Restaurant

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Although you may want to reserve a window table, it is likely that you will be so absorbed with this culinary extravaganza and the restaurant’s contemporary glamor and the Old World charm that you forget about the view of the majestic St. Lawrence.

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The Faroe Islands: The Sheep Islands

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These 18 volcanic islands between Scotland and Iceland were formed millions of years ago have remained much undisturbed by the outside world. Residents are descendents of Vikings who arrived in longships over a thousand years ago in search of new uninhabited land. Today, the Faroe Islands are a self-governing part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

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Hurtigruten: A journey to the top of the world

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The stunning West Coast of Norway was living up to its reputation as the most beautiful coastline in the world. This region is renowned for its spectacular landscape of fjell, fjord, and foss (mountains, fjords, and waterfalls).

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A day in port in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is Spanish for “rich coast”, an appropriate name for a country with such biodiversity.

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Nova Scotia: Peggy of the Cove with Ivan Fraser

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Our most unforgettable stop during our day in the Halifax region was our visit to Ivan Fraser’s family home while en route to Peggy’s Cove

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A cruise to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aboard the new Nova Star

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We recently cruised round trip between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia aboard the new Nova Star, which began service on May 15, 2014.

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Nicaragua: Land of Lakes and Volcanos

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This Land of Lakes and Volcanoes has fourteen crater lakes, more than any other country, and seventeen volcanos, all in a row, eight of which are active.

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