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As we reflect on 2012, we can't help but smile at the wonderful experiences we've shared with you around the world and here on Facebook.<p>Thank you for …

The Dutch Golden Age was an era of rapid expansion & innovation; and with it came an influx of people who wished to make a new life for themselves and their families. In the booming city of Amsterdam, many immigrants worked to make their wishes come true along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)—one of three main canals that were dug in Amsterdam during The Dutch Golden Age. With a view like this, we can see why it was (and still is) a popular place to be!

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In the late 1700's, Akkerman Fortress in Ukraine was the site of major battles between the Ottomans and intruders from the north, yet it remains one of the best preserved (and photogenic) fortresses along the Black Sea. What forts & castles have you explored during your travels?

If you could watch any musician (past or present) perform in this beautiful concert hall, who would it be? The Old Opera House (aka Alte Oper) in Frankfurt was the most beloved opera house in Germany before it fell to the hardships of World War II. In 1981, a new & improved Alte Oper welcomed audiences again thanks to a citizen's initiave that campaigned for its reconstruction.

Great conversations and river cruising go together like ______ and ______!

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Not only is the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne a historic Swiss landmark, it's also Europe's oldest wooden covered bridge! If you take a closer look, however, you'll notice that it didn't achieve this status without a few bumps and bruises. When the bridge caught fire in 1993, part of it was destroyed and over a hundred 17th century paintings on the interior were lost in the flames. Amazingly (and thankfully!), the damaged areas of the bridge were quickly re-constructed & 30 of the historic paintings were fully restored.

Do a little shopping in Holland & you're likely to spot a pair of these... but aside from being an iconic type of footwear, clogs (or klompen) are the shoe of choice for many Dutch farmers and factory workers. Yellow, red, white, or black—which of these clogs would make the perfect souvenir?

The history of river cruising changed when we introduced the Viking Longships last year. On March 20th, another chapter will unfold when the newest Viking Longships are christened in Amsterdam! Stay tuned for more announcements & click "Share" to spread the word!

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Some of the world's greatest discoveries were stumbled upon, not sought... What off-the-beaten-path discoveries did you make while exploring the sights along the Elbe? Was it a quiet café nestled in the corner of a busy plaza? Or was it a lookout that offered the best views in town? Maybe it was a shop owned by the kindest person you've ever met... Tell us about the hidden gems you found along the Elbe!

Today in Russia people are excitedly walking the streets with gifts and flowers in hand, hurrying to make special deliveries on one of their favorite holidays, International Women's Day. It's a day that women in Russia proudly and deservedly call their own, but that doesn't mean you can't join the fun! Celebrate International Women's Day from wherever you are by sending flowers, chocolates, or well wishes, to the important women in your life. It's a day to show your appreciation, so no gift is too big or too small!

TELL US: What stands out as your favorite Viking River Cruises memory? We'll go first ... Introducing the Viking Longships last year & ushering in a new era of river cruising. Now, you go!

Our Facebook friend Kathy Story DeLaune needs packing tips for her upcoming Danube Waltz river cruise. Read Kathy's post & comment with your suggestions to help her out! http://on.fb.me/10fOwuZ

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<b>Riviera renaissance</b><p>Today, the Hotel de Paris flings open its doors in St Tropez with a new look. The 1930s hotel has been completely redesigned and …

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