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Viking joins Miami's fleet of ocean-going cruise ships

Viking joins Miami's fleet of ocean-going cruise ships

Typically, it's the biggest cruise ships that grab the headlines, the ones that could carry the entire population of a small city, have more restaurants than Ocean Drive, and claim the most thrilling recreational amenities at sea.

But a smaller class of ships is becoming popular, vessels that have a more intimate feel, can get into smaller harbors than the big ships can and offer neither Broadway stage shows nor giant water slides. It's only a sliver of the cruise market, but the segment is growing.

Viking Cruises, which popularized European river cruises among Americans, has brought its oceangoing cruise ships to the United States, and they fit right into that category....

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