Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 26

Virtuoso Reports
and eighteenth-century canal houses, and
the historic 177-room Sofitel Legend The
Grand Amsterdam has been a convent, a
naval headquarters, and the city hall.
"It was beautiful to observe the hotel
teams working so well together, because
that camaraderie helps promote Amsterdam
tourism in general," says Anthony Adler, a
Virtuoso travel agency executive in Sherman
Oaks, California. "Each property is special in
its own way, and having experienced them,
we can now talk about their intricate details
with our clients, which allows us to match
them with the exact right hotel."

River cruising continues to be a huge trend
with travelers, and this event allowed travel
agency executives to experience a European
cruise firsthand. Although most vessels
sport similar exterior design and dimensions (they must be able to navigate the lock
systems of Europe's waterways), the interior
spaces differ.
"This year's Virtuoso Symposium gave us
the opportunity to compare seven ships in
the same setting," says Joshua Bush, a Villanova, Pennsylvania-based travel agency
executive. "What blew me away was that,
although all were luxury vessels, each was
so different and would appeal to different
clients. Having seen them side by side gives
me confidence to put the right traveler on
the right ship and know they'll have an extraordinary cruise."
The standouts? The top deck's heated pool
on AmaWaterways' 158-passenger AmaKristina was a hit, as was the ship's intimate
Chef's Table restaurant ("The tasting menu
is an experience not to be missed," Bush
says). The innovative Aquavit Terrace on Viking River Cruises' 190-passenger Mimir
offers alfresco dining with a view at the ship's
bow, and Avalon Waterways' 166-passenger
Impression boasts the 24-hour Club Lounge.
Tauck's 130-passenger Savor has a clean,
contemporary style, while opulent traditional decor swathes Uniworld's 154-passenger Antoinette, whose Bar du Leopard makes
a cozy late-night spot. Symposium attendees
were the first to see U by Uniworld's brandnew 120-passenger The A ship, a modern departure from traditional river-cruise design
aimed at attracting younger travelers, while

26

V I RT U O S O L I F E

Clockwise from top: Fields of flowers at Keukenhof gardens, a Kinderdijk photo op, aspiring
van Goghs, agency executive Elaine Pesky arranging flowers at an AccorHotels luncheon, and
Rembrandt's The Night Watch all to ourselves.

(VAN GOGHS, FLOWER ARRANGING, AND THE NIGHT WATCH) ROBERT STANZIONE

THE RIVER-CRUISE SHIPS



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018

Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018
Contents
Editor’s Note
Contributors
The Virtuoso Life
Virtuoso Reports
Passport
Bon Voyage
Suite Talk
Inspired By
City to Go
Interview
On the Table
Style & Design
Out & About
Well Traveled
Port of Call
In My Bag
Beyond the Bed
Family-Style Italian
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Person
Point of View
Need to Know
Souvenir
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Intro
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Cover2
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 1
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 2
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 3
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 4
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 5
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 6
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 7
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Contents
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 9
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 10
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 11
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Editor’s Note
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 13
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 14
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 15
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Contributors
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 17
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 18
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 19
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - The Virtuoso Life
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 21
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Virtuoso Reports
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 23
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 24
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 25
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 26
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 27
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 28
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 29
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 30
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Passport
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 32
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 33
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 34
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 35
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 36
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 37
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 38
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 39
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 40
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 41
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 42
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 43
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Bon Voyage
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 45
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Suite Talk
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 47
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 48
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 49
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 50
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 51
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 52
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 53
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Inspired By
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 55
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 56
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 57
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - City to Go
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 59
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Interview
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 61
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - On the Table
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 63
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 64
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 65
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 66
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 67
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Style & Design
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 69
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 70
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 71
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 72
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 73
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Out & About
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 75
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 76
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 77
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Well Traveled
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 79
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 80
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 81
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Port of Call
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 83
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 84
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 85
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 86
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 87
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - In My Bag
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 89
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 90
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Beyond the Bed
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 92
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 93
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 94
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 95
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 96
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 97
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 98
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 99
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 100
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 101
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 102
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 103
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Family-Style Italian
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 105
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 106
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 107
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 108
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 109
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 110
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 111
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Bohemian Rhapsody
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 113
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 114
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 115
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 116
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 117
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 118
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 119
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - First Person
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 121
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 122
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 123
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Point of View
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 125
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Need to Know
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 127
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 128
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 129
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Souvenir
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Cover3
Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20181112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20180910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/shoppingstyle
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20180708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20180506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20180304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20180102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20171112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20170910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20170708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20170506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20170304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20170102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20161112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20160910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20160708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20160506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20160304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20160102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20151112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20150910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20150708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20150506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20150304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20150102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20141112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20140910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20140708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20140506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20140304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20140102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20131112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20130910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20130708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20130506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20130304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20130102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20121112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20120910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/virgingalactic
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20120708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20120506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20120304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20120102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20111112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20110910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20110708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20110506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20110304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20110102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20101112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20100910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20100708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20100506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20100304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20100102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20091112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20090910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20090708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20090506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20090304_v2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20090304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/20090102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/200811
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/200809
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/200807
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/200805
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/200803
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/200801
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/200711
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/virtuosolife/200709
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com