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What are the repercussions of Direct Air’s abrupt shutdown? Will any other airlines come to the rescue? And what do you need to know if you’re holding a ticket and your airline ceases to operate? And what about the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry — river cruising? It’s growing so fast that four ships were christened on the same day by Viking River Cruises. Peter broadcasts directly from one of those new ships, the Viking Odin, on the river in Amsterdam.

Just click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

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Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio, broadcasting from the Viking Odin from Viking River Cruises in Amsterdam.

Featured guests include:

Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor in chief of CruiseCritic.com, gives us the latest scoop in cruise travel, Viking River Cruises order of new Longships, and the aftermath of Concordia.

Willem Tjerkstra, corporate captain for Viking River Cruises, lets us in on how the new ship, Viking Odin, is different from their other ships, how to navigate longships in these rivers, as well as his favorite destinations.

Jeff Kindler, co-author of Pan American World Airways: Aviation History Through the Words of its People, discusses the impact Pan Am had on the world of commercial aviation and how his book illustrates Pan Am’s history through the eyewitness experiences of pilots, flight attendants, etc.

Karl Heinz Zwangsleitner, Viking’s Round Chef, gives us the ins and outs of being a chef on a cruise ship, from how they gather produce locally to how they feed so many people so quickly.

Candy Harrington, editor of Emerging Horizons and blogger for Barrier Free Travels blog, gives us her top 10 tips for planning an accessible cruise for wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of Masterpiece PBS & Godmother of Viking Odin, tells us about the magnificent interior design of the Viking Odin, what guests can expect, and its namesake.

Ed Perkins, columnist for SmarterTravel.com, discusses the repercussions of Direct Air stopping services and why UK  flights are getting more expensive.

Gene Sloan,  travel cruise editor for USA Today, lets us in on his experience so far on the Viking River Cruise and gives us his take on American Cruise Lines beginning construction on a third riverboat.

Alec Wilkinson, author of The Ice Balloon: S.A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration, talks to us about the logistics around a balloon flight to the Arctic and the catalyst for the ICE balloon.

By Collette Torunyan for PeterGreenberg.com

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