In this edition, join us as we cruise along the waterways of Russia, absorbing St. Petersburg’s dazzling palaces and grand museums as well as the iconic sites of Moscow—both cities steeped in a rich and colorful history where tales are told around every corner. On our 15-day Viking Homelands cruise, we uncover some Baltic stars, such as Tallinn’s beautifully preserved Old Town and the fairy-tale fusion of Renaissance and Gothic architecture in Gdańsk. Taking you farther afield, we discover Australia and New Zealand’s do-not-miss sights. Another journey of a lifetime is our magical new winter cruise for 2019, In Search of the Northern Lights, where every day brings an incredible Arctic adventure.
Read about the best ways to visit or extend your stay in some fascinating destinations—including Lisbon, Bergen, St. Petersburg, Barcelona, Helsinki, Bordeaux and Rome. I also reveal some of my favorite recipes for dishes served on board our ocean and river ships around the globe, as well as delving into the world of hygge and fika in our Scandinavian lifestyle feature.