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 ArticleRead More
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 ArticleRead More
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 ArticleRead More
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 ArticleRead More
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 ArticleRead More
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 ArticleRead More
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!Read More
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!Read More
by Sara Jane Crane
Royal Caribbean International's newest and hottest ship yet, Harmony of the Seas - sailing to Europe's most popular destinations in the Western Mediterranean, beginning May 2016 - is setting the stage for an entertainment ensemble unlike anything ever seen before in one place.Read More
A journey on one of Asia's great rivers offers a tapestry of fascinating sights, colorful cultures, and ancient traditions. Traveling along a river gets you closer to all the must-see sights and introduces you to the locals and their way of life. Coursing more than 1,300 miles through central Myanmar, the Irrawaddy and its surrounding valley form the historical, cultural, and economic heart of Myanmar.Read More