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Radio Guest List–Viking Heimdal River Cruise–April 5, 2014

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VikingHeimdalDo you know the past life of your cruise ship? Cruise ship historian and expert Peter Knego details the history of renowned cruise ships and where they are now. Then, New York Observer food critic Joshua David Stein talks about the best up and coming restaurants in New York City. And Cruise Critic’s Carolyn Spencer Brown explains how passengers may not benefit from purchasing all-inclusive packages.

Plus, Gene Sloan, writer for USA Today, talks about the differences between river and ocean cruises and why the river cruise is on the rise. Find out more when Peter broadcasts from Avignon, France on the Rhône aboard the Viking Heimdal Cruise Ship.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

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Joshua David Stein, restaurant critic for the New York Observer, talks about his favorite dining spots in New York City  and where to find the best food surprises.

Peter Knego, cruise ship historian, discusses the genealogy of cruise ships and how many ships today have past lives under different names.

Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic, reveals the pitfalls of “all-inclusive” cruise packages.

Anne Kalosh, editor of Seatrade Insider, explains why river cruising is the fasting growing segment in the cruise ship industry.

Laurent Martin, second captain of the Viking Heimdal, divulges the difficulties and benefits of sailing on the river compared to the ocean.

Gene Sloan, cruse ship writer for USA Today, expresses the benefits of river cruising and the more intimate experience it gives compared to ocean cruises.

Fran Golden, writer and cruise ship critic, describes the advantages of taking a river cruise and some of the amenities passengers will find.

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