Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Spring Summer 2016

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DREAMSCAPES SPRING/SUMMER 2016 58 TRAVEL GALLERY >> BY CYNTHIA DAVID DS F rom June 13 to 19, NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) will celebrate its 22 nd anniversary as a major Toronto music and arts festival. As part of this year's experience, NXNE is adding a two-day outdoor festival at the Port Lands near Lake Ontario. The ticketed festival within a festival will feature live music from discovery bands, almost-famous artists and star headliners, along with art installations and a convoy of food trucks. NXNE is also taking over Yonge-Dundas Square as part of a new interactive music and gaming conference. In addition, the festival will continue to organize concerts in key Toronto clubs and venues. nxne.com C unard has announced its biggest launch of voyages and destinations ever for 2017 and 2018. Choose from classic transatlantic crossings, epic world cruises and exotic voyages to Mediterranean explorations and convenient New York round-trip itineraries. Staterooms aboard the Queen Mary 2 are being completely refurbished for transatlantic crossings between New York and Southampton or Le Havre in 2017. The Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth will make four maiden calls in Souda Bay, Greece; Sibenik, Croatia; Brindisi, Italy; and Praia da Vitoria, Portugal. Guests booking 2018 Full World voyages by December 31 will receive up to US$3,000 in onboard credits, an invite to an exclusive cocktail party, commemorative gifts and free gratuities. cunard.com C elebrate the 400 th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death by visiting his "reimagined" home in Stratford- upon-Avon, expected to reopen in July. The bard wrote 26 of his best-loved plays at New Place, where visitors will dis- cover Will the family man, homeowner and successful entrepreneur. The bard's best-loved plays will be staged throughout Britain in a variety of venues, ranging from medieval castles to botanical gardens. While there, visit the northern city of Hull, named one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit this year, and experience the natural beauty of Wales, from waterfall walks to stand-up paddleboarding, during its Year of Adventure. visitbritain.com NXNE COURTESY CUNARD SHAKESPEARE BIRTHPLACE TRUST S ail along France's historic Seine River from Paris to Nor- mandy and back for eight days in spring 2017 aboard Uniworld's brand new SS Joie de Vivre, expected to launch March 2017. Reflecting the French joy of living, the new ship is outfitted with fine art, handcrafted furniture adorned in rich fabrics, antiques, gilded and wrought-iron accents along with farm-to-table cuisine and superb local wines. Modern touches include a cinema and an outdoor pool that transforms into a dance floor. uniworld.com UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE CRUISE COLLECTION

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