Did you know that all cruise line ships have morgues aboard? Or that people can actually purchase a retirement property on a cruise ship? Take a look at some other fun facts that you may not have known. Ocean and river cruise company Viking has revealed it is dropping the word "Cruises" from its name as it continues to grow and focus on destinations. Viking founder Tor Hagen announced during a speech in Los Angeles last week the cruise line's website has been changed from VikingCruises.com to Viking.com,
Some locales are best seen from the water; others are best when viewed from land. But how do you know? "It's gloroius to enter Norway's major fiords," the site says, "such as UNESCO World Heritage Site Geiranger Fiord, by the water, where you can get a close-up view of the famed Seven Sisters waterfall." Another reason a cruise makes sense in Norway: It's an expensive country, and you may save money by eating and sleeping on board. Alaska's Inside Passage is No. 2 two on the list.