The magnificent world of Norway played host to the Ensemble Elite, a group of the top 25 Travel Agencies from the United States and Canada. Established in 1968, Ensemble Travel® Group is a proactive, member-owned and member-run organization of approximately 850 top-tier, independent travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada, and with recent expansion into Australia and New Zealand, so I felt priveleged and honored to represent Altair Travel and Cruises in this group of Travel professionals.
The hostess of our journey was the most elegant MS Koningsdam, Holland America’s newest entry to their fleet. Now, just a year old, the Koningsdam is undoubtedly a crown jewel. The newest design, the ambiance, the entertainment offerings, along with a variety of culinary choices creates a top-notch experience.
The country of Norway and Holland America exude "old world" charm...... yet have stepped into today's world with enthusiasm and excitement....... plus porting to and from Amsterdam is the icing on the cake. What a city......if you haven't been..... don't miss it! Outstanding museums, the city is a curator of the past ...... the Anne Frank house, Van Gogh, Rembrandt..... and so much energy, represented of course by its over a million bicycles and cyclists..... young and old. Foods from every part of our world..... there is so much to see and do...... not to be missed!
So here's a toast to Norway, the Land of the Midnight Sun......to Holland America, both a traditionalist and visionary in our world of cruising, AND to the travel professionals of ENSEMBLE who commit to creating opportunities for excitement, memories, steadfastness and comfort to the travelers of today.
For more information on how you can be a part of this world, we invite you to give us a call or visit. ALTAIR TRAVEL and CRUISES.... we've been around!!!!!!!
Thank you for reading.....
Pat Blassie, President