Viking Cruises

Viking cruise patrons get special treatment

EMPTY NEST – By Curt Swarm Famed international French artist Cecile Houel (pronounced “Well”) is honored, pleased and excited. Tourists aboard a Viking River Cruise will be visiting her art studio on Thursday, September 8. Originally Viking River Cruise was supposed to stop in July, but delays caused by river conditions, and the construction of …

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Michigan ports welcome new era in Great Lakes cruising

When the Viking Octanis sailed into Houghton’s harbor for the first time earlier this month, its arrival cemented the beginning of a new era in cruising the Great Lakes and evoked reminders of the Upper Peninsula port’s maritime past. “This is basically new for anyone who lives here now,” says Eric Waara, Houghton city manager, …

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Summer travel preview: Viking Cruises chairman: ‘COVID is really behind us’

As many countries drop entry restrictions related to COVID-19 as well as the CDC easing advisories for cruise travel, cruise liners are eager to get guests back on their ships again. In anticipation for a much brighter season the cruise industry about to embark upon, Viking Cruises is launching eight new longships, including four that …

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