Norway’s North Atlantic coast is so rugged and irregular that, for centuries, towns perched at its edge depended upon ships for any contact with the rest of the world. Even today communications and commerce are provided by Hurtigruten, a combination cruise line and freight service moving goods and people on a continuous circuit between Bergen, in the south, and Kirkenes, high above the Arctic Circle on Norway’s Russian border.
With just 190 passengers and around 115 crew members, a Viking river cruise on a longship guarantees a high level of service, attention, activities and culture — a perfect choice for a family with adult children.
If you’ve wanted to take a family cruise, but held back over concerns about the potential negative impact cruising has on the environment, take heart. Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest and most influential cruise industry trade organization, is highlighting some key 2020 cruise trends — and environmental sustainability and destination stewardship top the list.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Cruising is a popular family vacation for many reasons, including grand escapes on large, luxurious ships sailing to exotic locales. There is more to cruising than jumping on a huge ocean liner, though.