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Viking Star: Avid Cruiser's Viking Star Video
In launching Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises drew upon what made its river cruises so successful: an included excursion in each port of call, free Wifi on board, complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner — and the explorer's spirit of its Viking heritage. You'll see all of that and more as we take you around Viking's vessel of understated Scandinavian elegance.
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Norwegian Coast Cruises
15 Day Bergen, Norway to London, England (or reverse) 2017 voyages
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Preview: Viking Ocean Cruises' Viking Sea
In May, Viking Cruises will christen its second oceangoing ship, Viking Sea. What’s new about Viking’s newest vessel? Come take a look at the new Viking Sea.
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Exclusive AmaWaterways offer from Cruise Specialists
7 Night Mekong River Cruise
Vietnam, Cambodia and the
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AmaWaterways Bordeaux, A Review & Tips For Making The Most Of Your Time On AmaDolce
AmaWaterways’ new Bordeaux itinerary mixes wine country immersion with visits to beautiful chateaux, wine-tastings, guided bike tours and a lot more. Is a Bordeaux river cruise something you’d enjoy?
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When I first contemplated cruising more than 20 years ago, I was extremely confused by all of the options.

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Six Tips To Extract More Joy From Your Cruise
In this free special report, I’ve put together a half dozen actionable items that can make the difference between cruise vacations that are memorable and others that fail to measure up.
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