Rüdesheim Christmas market

There’s nothing quite like seeing a river up close – especially one as powerful and as full of legend as the Rhine. Admittedly, our initial contact was brief – a 10-minute journey by car barge from the riverbank town of Bingen across to the other side and the twinkling...

Rhine River Port Highlights

One of the joys of a Rhine cruise is the variety of shoreside experiences it offers. You can find yourself exploring the cobbled streets of a sleepy medieval village or taking in the sights of a vibrant city, enjoying a lazy afternoon wine tasting, strolling the banks of a...

Rhine River Cruise Basics

One of the world’s most popular river cruising destinations is the mighty Rhine, which gets its name from the Celtic word renos (“raging flood”). But Europe’s longest and most important river begins as a trickle of melted snow from the Rheinwaldhorn Glacier high in the Swiss Alps. It first...

Viking Ocean Cruise Experiences

A small sample of some of the many amazing experiences that await on a Viking Cruise. An Evening at the Hammam – Istanbul, Turkey A Relaxing and Cleansing Trip to a Traditional Turkish Bath After an exciting day in Istanbul, why not relax like a local and enjoy a traditional...