July

Ask Harriet: Advance tickets for Anne Frank’s House

Q: I am traveling solo on The Great Rivers of Europe River Cruise. I plan on going to the Anne Frank House before any other sight. Can I do this on my own or will my Program Director help with arrangements? I am told to buy a ticket online before I leave home. Thanks.

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Grand Circle Cruise Line Named Among "World's Best"

If you’ve talked to us on the phone lately, or visited our Boston headquarters, you may have noticed an extra bit of glee in our voices—maybe even a spring in our step. We’ve always been proud of the experiences we’re able to provide on our Grand Circle Cruise Line vacations, and we’re especially delighted to receive recognition and acknowledgement from our travelers. More than anything, it is your helpful feedback, intrepid spirit, and boundless sense of discovery that make our trips what they are...

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Learning and Growing—With the Help of our Travelers

At Grand Circle, June is a time for bringing people together. Every year, we welcome our top-performing Program Directors and associates from all over the world to spend a week on our property in Kensington, New Hampshire. It’s a perfect occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year—but if you’ve ever met Alan or me, you’ll know that we can’t just leave it at that! Rather than rest on our laurels, we spend the week pushing ourselves to find out how we can improve our trips and the way we do business. It’s an exhausting week, but so incredibly rewarding.

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Slice of Life

After the ancient Greeks' contributions to philosophy and architecture, feta cheese is one of Greece’s most renowned exports. The integrity of the dairy delight is taken so seriously that the country took steps to patent the name, and, after a 16-year battle, the European Union’s highest court in 2002 ruled that the designation belonged only to feta made in Greece...

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Tulip Service

After years of caring for people as a nurse, now I like to nurture orchids at home. I love flowers and I had never been to the Netherlands, so the tulip attractions—especially the decennial trip to the Floriade horticultural expo on Holland & Belgium in Springtime—were particularly appealing...

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