2013

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A toast to old favorites & new beginnings

As we reach the end of the year, there’s no better time to reflect on the highlights of 2013—and this month we’re traveling the world and highlighting the Traveler Stories that have delighted me throughout the months...

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Destinations: Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany

Thank You for Making Us #1

Because Grand Circle Cruise Line is an international company, I can't meeteveryone on our worldwide team. But our Boston associates were lucky enough to speak with Luksa Ivancic recently, captain of the M/V Arethusa. The vessel is featured on our The Rivieras: France, Italy & the Isles itinerary (one of my favorite regions in the world to travel), and was named the #1 Small Cruise Ship in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Poll...

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Ask Harriet: Eastern Europe books for Black Sea cruise

Q: What are good “reads” before taking this cruise?

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Destinations: Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Croatia

Discoveries Along the Danube

Since her retirement, five-time traveler Sue Strickland has seen her fair share of the world. So when her husband Chuck suggested Grand Circle Cruise Line’s Old World Prague & the Blue Danube, Sue jumped at the chance to add a few more destinations to her ever growing list...

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Destinations: Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia

Warm family recipes

I’ll never forget the first time Alan’s mother shared her secret cookie recipe with me—I felt like I was officially part of the family, even though he and I were still dating. That’s why the legend of Poland’s Torun gingerbread intrigues me. Dating back to the 14th century, these icons of Polish cuisine are considered a delicacy and confectioners regarded the recipe for the spicy but sweet treat fiercely. Bakers in neighboring Germany got in on the act and the countries didn’t call a truce until almost two centuries later...

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Destinations: Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary

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