It’s Not a River Cruise, But You Should Still Be Excited About Viking Star


Who’s excited about the launch of Viking Cruises first oceangoing cruise ship, Viking Star? I am. Nine months from now, Viking will christen Viking Star in Bergen, Norway and usher in a brand-new era of cruising. It sounds like marketing double-speak, but it’s true: Viking is sailing into uncharted waters here. They are, after all, […]

Which European River Cruise Ships Feature Bathtubs?

Some suites - like this one onboard AmaWaterways' AmaLyra - do feature full-sized bathtubs. A reader asks for more information. Photo ©  Aaron Saunders

We get plenty of interesting and insightful questions here at River Cruise Advisor, but few have put out thinking skills to the test like one we recently received from a reader: Do Viking, Uniworld, AmaWaterways, Avalon, A-ROSA, or Tauck offer a suite with a bathtub in Europe? The short answer is yes. The long answer […]

Viking Cruises Renews PBS MASTERPIECE Sponsorship

Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

Viking River Cruises has announced it will renew its sponsorship of PBS’ MASTERPIECE for another year. MASTERPIECE was recently earned 24 Emmy nominations for the 2014 year, and its celebrated programming includes the wildly-popular Downton Abbey, as well as Sherlock and Mr. Selfridge. “Our partnership with MASTERPIECE is successful largely because of similarities between our […]

Viking Cruises Adds Two More Oceangoing Ships In 2016

The new Viking Star will be the launch vessel for Viking Oceans, Viking River Cruises oceangoing cruise arm. Illustration courtesy of Viking Cruises.

Viking Cruises is set to grow again – but this time, it’s the company’s forthcoming Viking Ocean Cruises brand that is set to see the benefits of expansion. Recently, Viking announced it would launch two additional oceangoing cruise ships to debut in 2016. Capable of carrying 930 guests apiece, Viking Sea and Viking Sky will sail […]

Differences Between Viking River Cruises & Uniworld River Cruises & AmaWaterways & Tauck & CroisiEurope & A-ROSA

Viking River Cruises March 2014 Inaugural

With so many river cruise lines in operation along the waterways of Europe and elsewhere throughout the world, it’s never easy to answer one of the most basic questions travelers are likely to have: How are each of these river cruise companies different from one another? Aaron Saunders and I (Ralph Grizzle) have been fortunate […]