Last Call

Vik­ing Cruises serves up a taste of Nor­way.

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Vik­ing cruise guests should be sure to sam­ple a taste of Aqua­vit, which is made from dis­tilled grain or pota­toes and fla­vored with botan­i­cal dis­til­lates and spices such as the typ­i­cal in­gre­di­ent of car­away seed.

What’s in a Name?

It’s such a sym­bolic drink for Nor­we­gians that there’s even an on­board space named af­ter the tra­di­tional sips — the Aqua­vit Ter­race — which you’ll find on the line’s Long­ships (river ships) as well as its ocean-go­ing ships.

Around the World

Aboard Vik­ing Sun’s World Cruise (which de­parted Mi­ami on De­cem­ber 15, 2017, for a 141-day itin­er­ary) are six casks of Vik­ing’s ex­clu­sive “Linje” Aqua­vit. In keep­ing with a Nor­we­gian tra­di­tion that dates back hun­dreds of years, the Scan­di­na­vian spirit will ma­ture in oak bar­rels dur­ing the sail­ing, cross­ing the equa­tor ( linje) twice as part of the mat­u­ra­tion process. Ac­cord­ing to the tra­di­tion, it’s be­lieved that the mov­ing seas and fre­quent tem­per­a­ture changes cause more fla­vor to be ex­tracted from the casks.

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