Friday, July 30

Trip

BI-freelancer, contributor 2019, Cruise, Cruise Ship, Nordic, Travel, Trip, Vacation, Viking Cruises

I’m an avid cruiser and now’s the best time to go. Ships are only a third full, dining reservations aren’t competitive, and everything was above and beyond sanitary.

Sheila Davies is a retired gas industry professional based in Northumberland, England. She and her husband Ed recently took an 8-day cruise on the Viking Venus off the coast of the UK. Here's what their trip was like, as told to freelance writer Chrissie McClatchie. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since my husband Ed and I retired, cruising has become a favorite pastime. In February 2020, we completed our 25th cruise with Viking River Cruises after spending 13 days cruising Norway's Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights. Like many others, we spent the next 15 months at home due to the pandemic. Then a few week...