Viking Cruises serves up a taste of Norway.
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.