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Viking Ship Sets Sail on First World Cruise

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Viking Cruises celebrated the kickoff today of their inaugural World Cruise aboard their newest ocean ship, Viking Sun. Guests convened in Miami to board the 47,800 ton vessel, which holds 930 passengers and sold out for the grand 141-day itinerary.

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Viking Sun will spend nearly the next five months on the World Cruise, which will span five continents, 35 countries, and 64 ports. During the journey from Miami to London, guests will first experience Cuba and the Caribbean, then through the Panama Canal to Los Angeles. After that, the ship will sail the South Pacific, Australia, and Asia where it will be christened in Shanghai on March 8. From there, Sun will continue with more Asian ports of call and then head to Europe, finishing the adventure in London on May 5, 2018.

In addition to human guests, six casks of Viking’s own “Linje” Aquavit will also be sailing on the World Cruise. In keeping with a Norwegian tradition that dates back hundreds of years, the Scandinavian spirit will mature in oak barrels during the sailing, crossing the equator (linje) twice as part of the maturing process. According to the tradition, it’s believed that the moving seas and frequent temperature changes cause the alcohol to extract more flavor from the casks.

In 2019, Viking Sun will embark on another World Cruise. The recently announced 128-day itinerary will visit five continents and 21 countries, with 64 ports of of call. Like on all Viking itineraries, World Cruise guests will enjoy a complimentary shore excursion in each port, free unlimited wifi onboard, business-class airfare, and all gratuities and service fees, among other inclusions in the cruise fare.

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photo: Viking Ocean Cruises

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Designed for travelers with interests in science, history, culture, and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often touts Viking as “the thinking person’s cruise” as a difference from mainstream lines. Ships are smaller and offer more time in port along with more overnights than most lines. Onboard, guests find serene Scandinavian spaces and all-veranda staterooms. Dining features regional cuisines as well as American classics that are always available, and a focus on cultural enrichment lets guests dive deep into the cultures they’re experiencing during the voyage.

Every cruise fare includes a veranda cabin, shore excursions in each port, all onboard meals, and all port charges and government taxes. Travelers also enjoy complimentary amenities like beer and wine with lunch and dinner, self-service laundry, wifi, access to the Thermal Suite in the LivNordic Spa, and 24-hour room service. From now through December 31, 2017, US residents can take advantage of 2 for 1 cruise fares on select 2018 ocean and river cruise itineraries.

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June Special: Kids Sail Free to the Bahamas

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With summer around the corner, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has a special deal for families traveling with kids. Valid for all June cruises, those 16 and under will sail free if they’re staying in the same stateroom with two paying parents.

With the school year wrapping up and Father’s Day on June 17, it’s the perfect time for a quick escape to the Bahamas. Both of the line’s ships, Grand Classica and Grand Celebration offer a number of activities for guests on their way to the island. There are youth clubs divided by age, swimming pools, multiple dining options, a mini movie theater, mini rock climbing wall, a ball pit, and more.

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There’s also a number of shore excursions that families can take part in once they arrive, including snorkeling, a beach day, cruising the beach in an open-top Jeep, swimming with dolphins, parasailing, kayaking, glass-bottom boat tours, and more.

For more information, visit bahamasparadisecruiseline.com.

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Take Annual Photos on Cruise Ship

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The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders have officially wrapped up their 2018 annual photo shoot, and this year a Miami-based cruise ship was the backdrop.

Over 20 of the cheerleaders sailed to the sunny Caribbean this month aboard MSC Cruises’ MSC Seaside, donning a number of clothing styles for the photos while capturing the ship’s iconic design. The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Annual is set to be released at the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Fashion Show this fall.

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The cheerleaders also took part in photo shoot in ports along the way, including St. Maarten, San Juan, and Nassau. During the voyage, the cheerleaders engaged with guests throughout the cruise during a variety of activities, including at the sail away party, hosting youth cheer clinics, posing for photo ops, and doing special performances to entertain guests. To kick off the cruise, they provided a warm Miami Dolphins welcome by taking over the terminal with mascot “TD” to cheer guests into their vacation.

The annual photoshoot onboard MSC Seaside came on the heels of the Dolphins’ first ever Fan Cruise onboard the same ship in March. The voyage included football legend guests of honor including Kim Bokamper, Terry Kirby, Sam Madison, Nat Moore, Joe Rose and Patrick Surtain, for a week of themed activities. The team will be hosting their second cruise in 2019.

The Miami Dolphins and MSC Cruises are in the midst of a three-year partnership, which resulted in the Fan Cruise. It will be hosted annually over the next three years.

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Carnival Horizon Makes Inaugural Call in Canadian Port

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Carnival Cruise Line’s brand new Vista-class ship Carnival Horizon made her first-ever call in Halifax, Nova Scotia yesterday.

The day was a welcome change for cruise passengers; it was the first port stop after six days at sea crossing the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean. Ship officers as well as local officials held a traditional plaque ceremony in the Library onboard, where a plaque was given to the ship by the Port of Halifax and other tokens were exchanged, including a model of the ship given to the port by Carnival Cruise Line.

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Carnival Horizon is the sister-ship to Carnival Vista, which pioneered a number of new concepts for Carnival including the SkyRide bicycling attraction and the Dreamscape LED sculpture in the atrium. Some of Horizon’s unique new features include a sit-down barbecue smokehouse and brewery as well as a Cat in the Hat themed WaterWorks water park.

Click here for a video of the ship headed into the Port of Halifax.

Click here for our article on all of the free food found aboard Carnival Horizon.

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