The Cruising industry is more popular than ever. And with destinations such as the Galapagos Islands, the Eastern Caribbean, the Greek Islands and Europe, it’s no wonder.
Viking River Cruises is the leader of exciting itineraries. A river cruise is one way to truly get deep into the heart of the destinations you most want to see. What makes them so different? Viking’s wonderful destinations and immersive shore excursions which are included in the price of your cruise fare; their gourmet on-board dining; and their trademark Viking service, provided by an English-speaking staff no matter where you decide to travel. They offer a Grand European Tour, sailing through five countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Or the delightful Waterways of the Czars voyage in Russia, where you’ll cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Their magical Imperial Jewels of China tour combines a 3-4 night Yangtze River Cruise with 5-star hotels and tours in Shanghai, Xian and Beijing. These are only a few of the cruises spotlighted.
The award-winning cruise line exceeds your expectations by taking care of everything—
All you need to do is unpack once and walk right off your ship into your destination where you can explore up close and in comfort. Wherever you go, you can experience your destination like an insider. Visit www.vikingrivercruises.com.
This is an important year for many cruise lines. At least 10 new cruise ships will be introduced in 2007, and the year promises to be another good one for those of us who love to cruise. The Norwegian Pearl, Carnival Freedom, Emerald Princess, Liberty of the Seas, Fram, Costa Serena, Norwegian Gem, and Queen Victoria are all new builds. The Royal Princess and Celebrity Journey were originally built as the R8 and R6 for Renaissance Cruises. Whichever category the new ships fit into, we will all have more cruise ship choices for 2007.
Former Sacramento newscaster and radio personality Connie Werner Reichert (Connie Synclair) is the President of Write Side Up Travel Journalism. She may be reached at Connieis.pacbell.net. Please visit her Publicity & Copywriting website at www.conniewreichert.com. In 2008, she was inducted into the “Wall of Fame” at the International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance.