Viking Sky Cruise 3: Tower of London a forbidding structure

ABOARD THE VIKING SKY – Even the sun seemed to hide when we walked into the Tower of London. A clear blue sky suddenly darkened and a quick wind ate through my summer shirt. “It must have been miserable here in the winter,” a fellow traveler said, as we tried to walk a little faster. I’ll bet it was miserable here anytime. It also was the final residence for many people over the centuries. For my first …

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Viking Sky Cruise 2: Ship cabin is large, comfy, filled with wonderful extras

ABOARD THE VIKING SKY – Walking into a ship’s stateroom that will be my cruise home away from home is always exciting. Although I have seen online photos of my cabin, it is not the same as using my key card to open the door for the first time. Even before I opened my Viking Sky cabin door, I noticed a difference. The stateroom opening door handle is covered in leather as are most handrails on the …

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Viking Sky Cruise: Getting ready for an awesome Viking ocean experience

One of the joys of watching the National Geographic Channel presentation of Genius: Picasso was seeing the commercials. That may sound strange because I always mute commercials when they come on and ignore them as much as possible. But these commercials were special. They were about Viking Cruises. Certainly made me sit up and pay attention. How heavenly, I thought, it would be to cruise on one of the new Viking ocean ships. I’ve cruised on a …

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Roasted Pumpkin Soup compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

  The sugar pumpkin called for in this recipe is a cooking variety; dense with meat, tender and perfect for cooking and baking, it is an excellent source of vitamin A. When you purée the soup, remove the center cap from the lid, covering the hole with a towel to allow steam to escape—this prevents the lid from popping off. Ingredients 1 4-lb (1.8-kg) baby sugar pumpkin, halved and seeded 1 T (13 g) olive oil Kosher …

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Viking announces ultimate World Cruise-New 245 day itinerary is longest-ever continuous World Cruise

Viking® today announced its most comprehensive itinerary to date with the new Ultimate World Cruise, which will span 245 days, six continents, 59 countries and 113 ports, with 22 port overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe – making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise itinerary. Departing from London on August 31, 2019 on Viking Sun®, this grand eight-month journey will mark Viking’s third voyage around the globe and will nearly double the length of the …

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