A Luxury Vacation with Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruise

Journey along some of the world’s most storied rivers in understated elegance on the intimate ships of Viking River Cruises, the world’s largest river cruise line. Experience The Viking Difference and you will understand why so many well-traveled passengers choose this luxury line for their travel plans. Its stunning ships glide along on such European rivers as the Danube, Rhine, Elbe, Douro, Volga, Seine and Moselle, as well as the exotic Mekong, Yangtze, Irrawaddy and Nile. Whichever itinerary you select, including the always popular “Tulip & Windmills” and magical “Christmas Market” cruises, Viking will transport you in style to explore the world’s most fascinating cultures.

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5 Reasons to Choose River Cruises

River Cruise

Many travelers have traversed the globe on ocean vessels to the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe and other ports worldwide. For those looking for a new and unique vacation one should consider taking a river cruise. River cruises are offered throughout the world including Europe, Russia, China and Egypt. The experience of a river cruise is like no other. These special voyages allow guests to become immersed in the area they are visiting. Here are five reasons why river cruising is a great vacation choice for both the new and experienced adventurer alike.

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Christmas Market Cruises with Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways Christmas Market Cruise

If all you want for Christmas is a relaxed vacation and pampering, Avalon Waterways is offering a variety of its popular Christmas Market Cruises which will transport you to a holiday experience unsurpassed by any other. Journey on a luxury ship along some of Europe’s most storied regions as you are gratified from the moment you step aboard.

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Emerald Waterways – New Star-Ships & Destinations

Emerald Waterways River Cruises

You will be hooked from the moment you board an award-winning Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This deluxe river cruise line is launching three stunning ships and expanding its Europe itineraries, offering exciting journeys on Portugal’s legendary “River of Gold” – the Douro, and France’s storied Saône and Rhône rivers.

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Avalon Waterways – Incredible Views of an Ever Changing Landscape

Cruise along legendary rivers of the world on the contemporary and inviting ships of Avalon Waterways designed for comfort and enjoyment. Guests will be made to feel at home the moment they step aboard and experience acclaimed personalized service of the English-speaking staff.

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The Villages of Sa Dec and Cai Be

Another early start to the day began with breakfast and a tender ride to Sa Dec. Sa Dec is a small river port and an agricultural trading center. We walked through the market which was filled with a variety of fresh vegetables and numerous types of fish. The fish were still swimming and very much alive. We then walked to a house known as The Lover’s House.

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The Villages of Cambodia

Our day started early as we visited Holy Mountain and Wat Notor Temple. The day we visited happened to be a national holiday and the temple and the surrounding complex was filled with people offering rice and other food to the Buddhist monks. By offering food they believe that they are feeding the souls of their departed relatives which in turn provides them with good karma. In addition to the temple there are many statues of Buddha in a variety of positions including the sleeping Buddha. The complex was very near one of the 388 killing fields found in Cambodia after the end of the Pol Pot regime. A Stupa was erected there memorializing the souls of those found in that killing field.

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Siem Reap: Exploring the Khmer Empire

After arriving in Siem Reap we transferred to the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort. The resort is lovely and would be our home for three days as we explored the ancient community of Angkor Wat. The hotel is open and airy filled with teak wood, beautiful grounds and luxurious rooms. After relaxing in the bar for an hour we called it an early night as we had a full day ahead of us.

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