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FALL/WINTER

2018 •

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FALL/WINTER 2018

RhineRiver

AMSTERDAM

ROTTERDAM

KEUKENHOF

VEERE

MIDDELBURG

GHENT

ANTWERP

NorthSea

HOLLAND

BELGIUM

WILLEMSTAD

GOUDA

Featured price is per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy (cab. CAT A), departure date as indicated, and includes all taxes and port charges (value

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TULIP TIME CRUISE FOR BEER ENTHUSIASTS

Your European river cruise explores breathtaking springtime scenery, as well

as the amazing diversity of original beer styles in Belgium and the booming

beer scene in Holland. From the first “Prost” to the final “Gezondheid,” this

cruise delivers one heady experience. Cheers!

8 days | Roundtrip from Amsterdam |

$4,508

CAD

Departure date:

April 1, 2019, cabin Cat A

(aboard Avalon Suite Ship

SM

)

Amsterdam (Embarkation) • Rotterdam • Antwerp • Ghent • Middelburg • Veere—

Excursion to the Delta Works • Willemstad • Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Culinary Highlights:

Rotterdam:

Onboard lecture presented by your Beer Expert

Antwerp:

Brewery visit to learn more about the world famous Belgian beers

Ghent:

Special brewery visit to find how to brew the local Gruut beer

Veere:

Onboard food and beer pairing dinner hosted by your Beer Expert

Willemstad:

Beer & Cheese Tasting on board hosted by your Beer Expert

Amsterdam:

Guided Canal Cruise followed by a real Dutch beer experience

LEAVE YOUR CARES BEHIND.

NOT YOUR PASSIONS.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

LESSONS IN LIFE & DINING

T

his summer, the world lost

one of its greats with the

passing of Anthony Bourdain.

His death seemed to impact various

communities - especially the travel

community, the food community,

and the intersections of the two.

People were deeply affected by the

loss of a man many of us let into our

homes, and in turn, were introduced

to people and places that don’t

often get attention from interna-

tional travellers, let alone a celebrity

chef with an award-winning show on

CNN. Bourdain was a storyteller,

unapologetic in his approach and

mindful of his influence.

One of my favourite episodes of

“Parts Unknown” is where he takes us

to Detroit (Season 2, Episode 8), a city most people may have dis-

missed as run-down and unappealing. But Bourdain took it upon himself

to showcase the complex diversity of its culinary offerings and how it’s

evolving despite economic and social challenges. He spent a day with

locals at at barbecue street party and dined with chefs who were

setting up shop there because of its affordability - a factor that has

strongly influenced Detroit’s still-burgeoning food scene.

But whether in that episode or any other that preceded or followed

it, there were recurring lessons of openness and adventure that I

hope we can all carry with us in our own travels. Bourdain reminded

the world of food’s importance to a destination’s identity, always

eager to listen to the people responsible for preserving and evolving

this paramount facet of culture.

“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles

through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East,

eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonald's?” he once said.

“Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the

humble taqueria's mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly

grilled fish head?”

I choose the latter.

Terrilyn Kunopaski

Editor

terrilynk@mypassionmedia.com

PUBLISHER

Ensemble Travel® Group

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EDITOR

Terrilyn Kunopaski

ART DIRECTOR

Gordon Alexander

CONTRIBUTORS

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Megan Honan, Rebecca Field Jager,

Nick Keukenmeester, Corrina Allen Kiersons,

Brittany O’Rourke, Michele Peterson,

Elizabeth Smith, Sarah Treleaven

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Liz Scull

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