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27 December 2013

Making new friends on my Viking River Christmas market cruise

Making friends onboard Viking River Cruises. All photography is the property of EuroTravelogue™ unless specifically attributed. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
Making friends onboard Viking River Cruises. All photography is the property of EuroTravelogue™ unless specifically attributed. Unauthorized use is prohibited. 

If you know me, then you know how I love to savor the journey as well as the destination, and my last voyage, my "Danube Waltz" with Viking River Cruises was no exception! Soon after our cruise began, I realized that I was having the greatest time of my life, not only because my dream of a Christmas market cruise through Europe was coming true but because of something even more special—paramount to any journey as far as I am concerned—the friends I've met along the way; those special people who touch our hearts and enrich our lives immensely. Actually, it comes as no surprise really because the intimate gathering places onboard the Viking longships create the perfect settings to cultivate and nurture those new found friends from afar. From the Viking crew to the traveling guests, chances are you're going to bump into each other quite often—an exchange that I welcomed and embraced at every chance encounter. Here's my story of some pretty special people I've met during my voyage.

23 December 2013

In search of Christmas: A Danube Waltz Christmas market river cruise

Welcome aboard the Viking River Cruises Longship, Viking Skadi, our home upon the Danube for our Christmas market voyage. All photography is the property of EuroTravelogue™ unless noted. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
Welcome aboard the Viking River Cruises Longship, Viking Skadi, our home upon the Danube for our Christmas market voyage. All photography is the property of EuroTravelogue™ unless noted. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

Welcome to a Viking Christmas! I can't think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than with a visit to the enchanting European Christmas markets, and to have Viking River Cruises transport us from one city to the next was the star at the top of our Christmas tree; for this was a week of making dreams come true—not only to finally visit the Christkindlmarkts as they're known locally, but to do it while sailing onboard a Viking River Cruises longship for a weeklong cruise down the Danube.

02 December 2013

T'was the Night Before my Viking Christmas River Cruise

Basel Christmas Market. Photography: Property of Viking River Cruises unless noted. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
Basel Christmas Market. Photography: Property of Viking River Cruises unless noted. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
T'was the night before my Viking cruise, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The suitcases were packed by the doorway with care,
In hopes that our ride would soon be there.