2020-09-13-Back to Travel-Collette tour of the West · Key Blogs

Back to Travel – Anticipation runs high

First Travel Documents in the age of Covid-19 Where to begin? After months of confinement to my home office and blogging silence, I am finally getting back to travel. This means starting up my newest series of blogs with eagerness and feelings of excited anticipation for my newest adventure courtesy of our supplier partner Collette.… Continue reading Back to Travel – Anticipation runs high

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The World starts moving again – slowly

The "unprecedented times" we are all experiencing feel both unnerving and reflective to me.  Never in a million years would I have thought that the skies would be empty of planes for weeks on end.  Never would I have ventured to foresee a day where no cruise ship churns through the worlds oceans and rivers.… Continue reading The World starts moving again – slowly

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The Day the World stood still

Lake Brienz You have undoubtedly noticed the silence on my part as my travel adventures stopped abruptly in late February. What followed were 4 weeks of crisis management unlike any I have ever witnessed in my life. Golden Princess passes under Golden Gate I am pleased to report that all our clients have been accounted… Continue reading The Day the World stood still

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Viking Ocean Cruise – a recap

Reflecting on a week aboard the Viking Sea, I can confirm that the experience exceeded my expectations. The ship is cozy in an efficient Scandinavian way where every piece and element has a purpose. Food was exceptional and varied in all venues and the casual aspect of dress is a big plus. Octopus carpaccio above… Continue reading Viking Ocean Cruise – a recap

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Viking Ocean Cruises – Barbados

As we maneuvered into our parking spot we could easily compare the Viking Sea against the Cunard Queen Victoria. QV launches in 2007 and her hull displaces 90000 GRT, roughly double the size of Viking Sea. Our included tour took us to the highest point of Barbados (the only non-volcanic Caribbean island) where we got… Continue reading Viking Ocean Cruises – Barbados

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Viking Ocean Cruise – St. Lucia

Docked in Castries, the Viking Sea rests safely moored after a 205 nautical mile overnight journey along the island chain referred to as the Lesser Antilles from St. Kitts to St. Lucia. Tidbit - the origin of the term Antilles stems from the Portuguese navigators and Portuguese language. Anth = before & ilha = island… Continue reading Viking Ocean Cruise – St. Lucia

2020-01-23-Viking Sea-southern Caribbean · Key Blogs

Viking Ocean Cruise – St. Kitts

A stunning day awaited us in quaint St. Kitts and neighboring island Nevis. We got off early and took a cab to the last operating sugar mill train to catch a ride. Alas, every seat was sold out so we couldn't partake in the 3-hour journey. Tip: book aboard your cruise ship for this experience.… Continue reading Viking Ocean Cruise – St. Kitts

2020-01-23-Viking Sea-southern Caribbean · Key Blogs

Viking Ocean Cruise – the ship

Our home-away-from-home for the week is the Viking Sea - 2nd ship in Vikings fleet of ocean ships - with just under 1000 guests aboard. A delightfully simple layout with tons of cozy seating options abounds aboard. Definitely different from its rivals in this space. My deluxe veranda cabin category DV2 is located mid-ship on… Continue reading Viking Ocean Cruise – the ship

2020-01-23-Viking Sea-southern Caribbean · Key Blogs

Viking Ocean Cruise – Puerto Rico

One of the benefits of Viking's itinerary is the overnight in San Juan which allowed us a full day of exploring. After breakfast on board, we walked over to the Sheraton Old Town and picked up our wheels for the day. I won't hold it against Hertz but it's been 10 years since I had… Continue reading Viking Ocean Cruise – Puerto Rico

2020-01-23-Viking Sea-southern Caribbean · Key Blogs

Viking Ocean Cruise – Caribbean calling

Red-eye behind us, my travel companion Jerry and I connected for the second leg from Philadelphia to San Juan, PR aboard American Airlines flight 1496. It was nip & tuck as I had to sprint from gate c5 to a20 across what is a maze at PHL airport. AND wouldn't you know it - a… Continue reading Viking Ocean Cruise – Caribbean calling