Viking

Expanding choice is the story of river cruising in 2017. The pace of ship building may be down a bit, but there will still be a dozen new arrivals. And they’re not all destined to join the crowds on the Rhine and Danube. Many new …

It’s that time again. We’re asking the readers of The Cruisington Times to nominate their favorite cruise ship restaurants. What's your favorite restaurant at sea? Help us celebrate the best cuisine on cruises. Nominate a restaurant and tell us why it’s worth the trip Name …

No cruise on the Danube River is complete without a visit to the monastery at Melk, but be sure to bring your sunglasses, both to protect against glare on a river cruise and for admiring the monastery’s visions of Heaven on earth. Photographs can never …

River cruises in Europe have certainly matured in the past few years, offering the kind of amenities, luxury and cuisine once only found on ocean-going ships. As their popularity increases, all the river fleets are expanding rapidly, to the point where is can be almost …

The Viking Star is a ship that really celebrates Norwegian heritage. If you’re really into all things Norse,  you can get a Swedish massage at the Liv Nordic spa and plunge into an ice-cold pool before heading to lunch, where you can have a plate of herring and …

In the Viking Star’s Nordic Spa, you can warm yourself up in a sauna or steam room and then roll in the snow in an icicle-lined grotto where it’s always below zero. At Mamsen’s Norwegian cafe, you can dine on open-faced sandwiches and fresh waffles topped …

A great thing about cruising on the rivers of Europe is that every day you’re docked in a city so steeped in history and culture that there’s always something fresh to discover. On a recent Danube cruise on Viking River Cruises we started in the heart …

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