Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Fall 2017

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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L ounging in my favourite spot, where a curved pocket of Koningsdam's aft panorama deck gives a sensation of floating between blue skies and shim- mering seas, I reflected on how my wildly diverse experiences from Asia to Europe and Arctic to Antarctica have broadened my perspective of the world and its people. I found myself embracing the mindful mantra of Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, who believes in the power of transformational travel. Ashford had shared his ideals while dining in Sel de Mer, the ship's French brasserie, as we feasted on fragrant bouill- abaisse brimming with seafood, and a delectable apple tarte tatin dessert. "Global travels can change the world, and experi- encing local cultures and environments can inspire people to change attitudes, celebrate differences and appreciate our shared humanity," Ashford said, going on to explain the inspired initiative to offer pas- sengers a diverse scope of enriching experiences focusing on destination immersion and personalized travel. Dubbed DREAMSCAPES FALL 2017 18 EDITORIAL & PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOBY SALTZMAN THERE'S MORE TO CRUISING THAN TAKING A JAUNT TO SEA. AFTER THREE DECADES OF SAILING AROUND THE GLOBE, I'VE LEARNED THAT CRUISING CAN IMPACT YOUR LIFE AND, OVER TIME, THE PLACES YOU VISIT. HOLLAND AMERICA'S HAVEN for transformational travel

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