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

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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