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More new ships on the way for Viking River Cruises

Just how big is the boom in river cruising in Europe? Big enough that Europe river cruise giant Viking is ordering six more new ships for 2013, on top of six vessels on the way this year.

In announcing the ambitious move on Wednesday, Viking said all of the vessels will be what it is calling “longships,” a new design that will feature the largest suites ever for a river ship in Europe as well as other new features the line says will revolutionize the industry.

With the additions, the company will have 31 ships by the end of 2013.

Read More: More new ships on the way for Viking River Cruises

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
info [at] allabout-travel.com
415.384.3880

 

About All About Travel

Opened in 1978, All About Travel is located in the Oklahoma City area.  We are a family owned and operated company that has strived to provide our clients with the highest quality of service for more than 30 years.  Our agents can arrange all your travel needs from the individual hotel and/or car reservation to an around the world cruise.  Nothing is out of reach.

We can help plan your honeymoon, your destination wedding or the much needed getaway for two.  Don’t forget about your business, we can handle all the travel needs for your company as well.  Anything from an airline flight and hotel for a meeting or all the planning needed for your next company-wide seminar.  We can arrange hotel space for all attendees and meeting rooms for all purposes.

Our agents travel to many destinations on FAM trips (Familiarization trips) these trips are designed by tour operators and cruise lines to make certain that travel agents are up-to-date on popular destinations and cruise ships.

So the next time you need to, or better yet, want to travel…Let us help, it’s what we do.

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10 Tips for All Travelers

couple under the eiffel tower

couple under the eiffel tower

1.   Make sure you have a signed, valid passport (and visas, if required).  Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport!

2.   Read the Consular Information Sheets (and Public Announcements or Travel Warnings, if applicable) for the countries you plan to visit. (See “Consular Information Program” section for more details.)

3.   Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, the U.S. Constitution does not follow you!  While in a foreign country, you are subject to laws of that country.

4.   Make 2 copies of your passport identification page.  This will facilitate replacement if your passport is lost or stolen. Leave one copy at home with friends or relatives.  Carry the other with you in a separate place from your passport.

5.   Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.

Carnival Cruise Lines Waterworks

CCL Waterworks

6.   Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas.  Do not accept packages from strangers.

7.   If you plan to stay abroad for more than two weeks, upon arrival you should notify by phone or register in person with the U.S. embassy in the country you are visiting.  This will facilitate communication in case someone contacts the embassy looking for you.

8.   To avoid being a target of crime, try not to wear conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry and do not carry excessive amounts of money or unnecessary credit cards.

9.   In order to avoid violating local laws, deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques.

10.  If you get into trouble, contact the nearest U.S. embassy.

Buda Pest

view from the Pest side of the Danube River

Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad

If an American citizen becomes seriously ill or injured abroad, a U. S. consular officer can assist in locating appropriate medical services and informing family or friends.  If necessary, a consular officer can also assist in the transfer of funds from the United States.  However, payment of hospital and other expenses is the responsibility of the traveler.

Before going abroad, learn what medical services your health insurance will cover overseas.  If your health insurance policy provides coverage outside the United States, REMEMBER to carry both your insurance policy identity card as proof of such insurance and a claim form.  Although, many health insurance companies will pay “customary and reasonable” hospital costs abroad, very few will pay for your medical evacuation back to the United States.  Medical evacuation can easily cost $10,000 and up, depending on your location and medical condition.

THE SOCIAL SECURITY MEDICARE PROGRAM DOES NOT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL COSTS OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.

Travelers should always inquire about travel insurance.