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October 2010


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October 4, 2010

BruceMy wife Corrie and I took our first cruise this summer. We cruised to Alaska on the MS Volendam. It was a 7day cruise starting from Vancouver with ports of calls to Skagway, Juneau and Ketchican. I must say that cruising is the most relaxing form of vacation I have tried.

Of all of the great experiences we had on and off the ship, this is what I remember the most:

That's my yacht in the background!

That's my yacht in the background!

The second last night of our cruise we made a reservation to eat at The Pinnacle Grill, which is the only restaurant on the ship you have to pay a surcharge to eat there. It is described as:

Beautifully appointed with Bvlgari® china, Riedel stemware and Frette® linens, the intimate Pinnacle Grill is ideal for a romantic dinner for two or a special group celebration. Creative and innovative menus, drawing from regional ingredients of the highest quality, will delight the palate and ignite the senses. Indulge in hand-selected aged Sterling Silver Beef®, fresh seafood and an extensive, world-class wine list.

It was all that was promised. My choice from the menu was a “16oz bone in ribeye steak” cooked rare, with a wonderful horseradish sauce, sides of button mushrooms, sautéed onions and whipped potatoes. The wine that was recommended for this meal was an Argentine Malbec… and it was a perfect match. Great food and great wines make the memories perfect. I can’t wait for our next “experience”. (That will be in 2012)


Bruce, Manager (Wine Sense- Pembina Highway)

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