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Christmas Markets: A Distinctly European Tradition

Christmas in Europe is a time for elaborate pastries, midnight masses in Gothic churches and upholding local traditions. The historic Christmas markets center around the Advent and specialize in handmade crafts, mulled drinks, grilled sausages and other holiday treats. It is a time for celebrating the spirit of the season with the community.


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The Almost Nearly Perfect People

If you can pick only one book to read before your Viking Homelands ocean cruise, consider this one. Go behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia with laugh-out-loud humor and brutal candor.

Viennese Crescent Cookies

Nutty, buttery, traditional—and with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, the perfect cookie to sweeten your holidays. We recommend pairing these delicate crescents with a hot cup of coffee.


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