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Trip combines Nile River cruise with tour of Egypt's pyramids and antiquities

Los Angeles Times

Step into the land of the pharaohs and explore the wonders of Egypt on a five-day Nile cruise combined with a six-day land tour.

Viking Cruises is changing its name

FOX News

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 to,

World cruise brought Viking's newest ship to the Port of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times

The Viking Sun sailed into the Port of Los Angeles last week with a full contingent of passengers who, fittingly enough, spent two sunny days exploring Southern California.

Eight places that look their best from the deck of a cruise ship

Los Angeles Times

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.

U river cruises aimed at millennials drops age limit. Yes, baby boomers, you can go

Los Angeles Times

"Some of the most adventurous travelers I've met on ships have been 50-plus," Teresa Machan, cruise editor for London's Telegraph newspaper, said in a story. "[W]ho's to say they don't appreciate hip décor, a laid-back vibe or want to eat avocados for breakfast?"