New England and Maritime Canada Cruising

08 Apr 2016

New England and Canada cruises offer sophisticated, eye-catching ports of call. Take in the sights of the Atlantic Ocean coast, enjoy whale watching, and see the beautiful fall foliage. Newport, Portland and Bar Harbor are quaint towns with lighthouses and crab shacks. Explore Canada’s Maritime provinces, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Finally, immerse yourself in French Canada with stops in Quebec’s cities and... View Article

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Viking Ocean Cruises Celebrates Float Out Of Third Ship

24 Mar 2016

By Sara Jane Crane

New England and Canada cruises offer sophisticated, eye-catching ports of call. Take in the sights of the Atlantic Ocean coast, enjoy whale watching, and see the beautiful fall foliage. Newport, Portland and Bar Harbor are quaint towns with lighthouses and crab shacks. Explore Canada's Maritime provinces, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Finally, immerse yourself in French Canada with stops in Quebec's cities and countryside.

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River Cruises Offer Wellness Options

11 Mar 2016

The traditional ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard, just one day before the company took delivery of its second ship, Viking Sea, which will officially debut to guests next month. Viking Sky is scheduled for delivery in early 2017. The company also today announced that it has placed an order with Fincantieri for three additional sister ships, which will bring Viking’s total number of... View Article

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A Whole New World Of Responsible Experiential Travel Choices

03 Mar 2016

With dedicated onboard facilities and programs for wellness, shore excursions and healthful dining, river cruise lines are coming up with creative ways to help keep guests in top shape. And many treatments offered are designed to reduce stress – a primary goal for most vacationers. Travelers who cruise the rivers will find companies bending over backward to meet dietary preferences and restrictions, from those with... View Article

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Discover the First Overwater Bungalows in Riviera Maya, Mexico

24 Feb 2016

Karisma Hotels & Resorts will open overwater accommodations, a first for Mexico, in September 2016. The Overwater Bungalows will open at El Dorado Maroma, located in the Riviera Maya, south of Cancun. Only select agencies like Acendas Travel will be allowed to book the Overwater Bungalows from now until September 1, 2016. Unparalleled Luxurious Accomodations The first phase, of 30 suites, is currently under construction.... View Article

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Viking’s First Ocean Ship Sweeps Cruiser’s Choice Awards

23 Feb 2016

Fresh off its win as “Best New Ocean Ship” in the Cruise Critic® Editors’ Picks Awards, the first ship from Viking Ocean Cruises® has just received more top honors from the popular online cruise resource. The 930-guest Viking Star, which launched less than a year ago, received three top awards in the 6th Annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards. Viking Star received First Place Placements in three... View Article

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Why You Should Book a River Cruise Right Now

16 Feb 2016

The 930-guest Viking Star, which launched less than a year ago, received three top awards in the 6th Annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards. Viking Star received First Place Placements in three award categories – and in each instance was also the highest-rated ship in the cruise industry: Best Cruise Ship for First-Timers; Best Cruise Ship Cabins; and Best Cruise Ship Public Rooms. Cruise Critic is the... View Article

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Luxury Getaway for Couples #3

16 Feb 2016

You can cancel (for free) up to the day of departure. Sailing a fleet of 59 river ships in places like Paris, Prague, and Vienna (including a few vessels that are set to be christened next month), Viking decided to waive cancellation fees and penalties on all new 2016 reservations in the hopes of both drawing new customers and adding a cushion of comfort for... View Article

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Luxury Getaway for Couples #2

12 Feb 2016

Sometimes you just need to get out and enjoy some extra space. A LOT of extra space. If you love to explore and have an incredible urge for adventure than the second stop in our Romantic Getaway Series is calling your name!

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Luxury Getaway for Couples #1

12 Feb 2016

There's nothing better than a romantic getaway! We're not talking about a huge trip, of course we love planning those too, but we're focusing on the importance of getting away just for a bit. It's about sneaking out with the one you love for some rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. We all need to escape the daily grind from time to time. In fact, research agrees. Check out this clip from the Today show.

Now that we've established the need to getaway it's time to get inspired!

This is the first of three entirely different weekend getaways in what we call our Romantic Getaway Series. We've planned everything - all you have to do is pick your dates, choose the destination that pulls at your heartstrings and pack your bags!

The first itinerary takes us to the beach!

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