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truly all-inclusive The definition of All-Inclusive river cruising has now been expanded by A-ROSA to include:

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Roundtrip air from North America Transfers All gratuities Open bar throughout the ship to include soft drinks, tea & coffee specialties, beer, wine, sparkling wine & Prosecco, cocktails and spirits Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom All port charges, taxes and fees Selection of complimentary excursions for most ports appealing to varying interests such as food & wine, sports, culture, history and leisure activities Open dining to enjoy a meal with whomever you wish with served dinner service Outstanding cuisine using the freshest ingredients possible English-speaking staff – professional, warm & friendly Comfortable accommodations, most with French or full balconies Modern ships complete with spa, sauna and gym, pools or whirlpools, putting green and a large covered area topside for your dining and sightseeing pleasures Complimentary use of available bicycles onboard AND...an ever-present joie de vivre and energy unlike any other European river cruise company!

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contemporary comforts

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you’ll feel at home before your ship has even set sail As soon as you enter your stateroom, you will feel at home. Without a doubt! You can look forward to plenty of space and a plethora of comforts. This is the perfect place to relax after an eventful day, to reflect on the many different impressions and experiences and to look forward to tomorrow. A-ROSA has paid particular attention to design and high-quality materials on each and every cruise ship in the fleet. After all, A-ROSA knows just how important it is to spend the most valuable vacation time in an environment that leaves nothing wanting. That’s why we aim to make our staterooms feel like a home. Whether in a cozy armchair or snuggled up under your duvet, whatever you’re doing you’ll enjoy your stay in comfortable surroundings and with a view into the richness of life along the river.

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prepare your palate for a whole world of exquisite flavors A-ROSA provides many ways to please your palate with spices and specialties of the many regions you will visit. Our cooking stations let you customize your breakfast and lunch selections, while dinner is served to order to suit your personal preference. You’ll soon notice a synergy between the vibrant colors of the landscape and the delicious food on your plate with many locally grown and harvested ingredients. The summertime outdoor barbecue parties are always fun and are a culinary celebration of the easygoing lifestyle onboard A-ROSA. Optionally, you can treat yourself to a culinary delight… a five to seven course dinner with exclusive wine pairings chosen by A-ROSA’s chef de cuisine.

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beautifully balanced

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jump in!

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an oasis in the middle of the river - the sun deck Time on the sun deck can be measured in sunsets, laps in the pool, glasses of wine or the number of new friends you’ve made. But for most, time just stands still as you take in Europe’s fabled towns and picturesque countryside from your chaise lounge. Then again, time may fly during an exciting shuffleboard or giant chess game or practice your putting game. What really matters is that you take all the time in the world to do whatever you want. The motto on the sun deck is “anything is possible, but nothing is required….just enjoy.”

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escape the ordinary

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an active lifestyle awaits you on A-ROSA - embrace the possibilities By escaping the ordinary you release yourself from that which you expect and let life show you all it has to offer. A-ROSA is the perfect venue for living life to its fullest, providing an environment which lets you decide just how adventurous or active you want to be. Bike through ancient Roman towns or hike Germany’s Black Forest. Take a balloon ride over the most beautiful wine regions of the world or accompany the chef as he shops the local markets. Whatever you choose to do, you will know that you didn’t just take a tour…you experienced Europe to the fullest.

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rhône & saône Picture why France is the most popular holiday destination in the world: experience savoir-vivre in pure culture. You start in Lyon, the city where the Rhône and Saône kiss. Then you discover the wine-growing areas of the Côte d’Or and the unique scenery of Burgundy. Then travel back in time to the ancient Roman towns of Arles and Avignon. You’ve never seen France like this!

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Shore Excursions a toast to provence & burgundy A-ROSA STELLA

- 7 NIGHTS

Jun 1 | Jun 8 | Jun 15 | Aug 10 | Aug 17 | Aug 24

Day/Port 1 2 3

Arr.

Lyon Mâcon La Voulte Viviers Arles Avignon Avignon Châteunuef du Pape Lyon Lyon

4 5 6 7 8

Dep. 8pm 7pm 2pm 9pm 11pm overnight 8:30a 12:30p overnight

4am 12:30pm 5:30pm 6am 5am 11:30am 9am

Cat./Bed/Deck

All-Inclusive Fare

S

Twin Bed - Outside - Deck 1

A

$4,802

Dbl Bed - Outside - Deck 1

$5,383

C

Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 2

$6,160

D

Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 3

$6,328

NE

Mâcon Lyon

R HÔ

SAÔNE

Don’t need air? The cruise-only air credit is $1,550 pp

ARLES • City walking tour - In the Path of the Romans • Visit to Camargue on the Mediterranean Coast • Biking in Camargue • Camargue by 4x4 & barbeque in the countryside (optional) • Blue Coast - Nice & Monte Carlo full day tour (optional) • Camargue on horseback (optional) AVIGNON • Visit to Palace of the Popes & city walking Tour • Les Halles Market with your Chef de Cuisine • Sunrise bike ride through town of Avignon • Wine Tasting: Châteauneuf du Pape • Pont du Garde Aqueduct & UNESCO town of Uzès • Hiking along the Pont du Garde • Aix en Provence & Atelier Paul Cezanne (optional) • Private flight over Provence (optional) • Can-Can Show at the Palais Royale (optional) LA VOULTE • Grottos of the Madeleine & Lavender Country • Visit to Chateau Grignan • Kayaking the Ardèche River LYON • City Tour of Lyon and Vieux Lyon • Lunch at world-renowned Chef, Paul Bocuse’s restaurant • Les Halles Market • Medieval Town of Pérouges MÂCON • Visit to Cluny Abbey • Wine Regions: Hameau and Beaujolais • Biking to Fleurie and Beauville • Wine Tasting: Domaine des Nugues (optional) • Touring the Beaujolais on a Quad (optional) You may choose one complimentary tour per port. Depending on time in port, you may be able to reserve a second tour for an additional price. Optional tours are available for an additional fee.

RHÔNE

La Voulte FRANCE

Viviers Châteauneuf-du-Pape Avignon Arles

MEDITERRANEAN

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danube Travel along Europe’s longest river as your gaze is drawn to the picturesque beauty of the Wachau Valley and the Hungarian Puszta. Discover the astonishing wine-growing and cultural regions of Lower Austria and the historic treasures in the cities of Vienna, Budapest and Belgrade.

Shore Excursions BELGRADE • City Tour • Biking Belgrade • Serbian Folk Show and Wine Tasting • Nightlife Belgrade-style (optional) • Visit to the city of Novi Sad (optional) • Golfing in Belgrade (optional) • Balloon flight over Belgrade (optional) 18

BRATISLAVA • City walking tour • Hiking in Little Karpaten • Shopping excursion at Paradis Slovakia • Wine Tasting in Lemberg • Scenic Drive through Little Karpaten (optional) • Rafting in Cunovo (optional) • Slovakian Cooking Lesson (optional) LINZ • Visit to Salzburg w/Mozart concert lunch • Visit and beer tasting in Budweis

DÜRNSTEIN & MELK • Visit to the famed Benedictine Abbey of Melk • Biking the Wachau Valley along the Danube • Dürnstein city walking tour • Wine tasting at Bründelmayer (optional) • Helicopter tour over the Wachau Valley (optional) • Golf the Lengenfeld course (optional) ESZTERGOM • Visit the Basilica of Esztergom


romance on the danube

waltzing along the danube

A-ROSA SILVA

A-ROSA SILVA

Jul 22

Day/Port 1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Passau Linz Melk Dürnstein Vienna Vienna Bratislava Esztergom Belgrade Belgrade Vukovar Kalocza Budapest

Cat./Bed/Deck S A C D E F

- 10 NIGHTS Arr. 7am 8am 2pm 10:30pm 7am 7am 7pm 8am 3am 8am

Aug 1

Day/Port

Dep.

1 2 3 4

11pm 11pm 12pm 5:30pm overnight 12am 7pm 11am overnight 11pm 3pm 3pm

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

$6,120 $6,980 $7,840 $8,180 $11,450 $14,720

S A C D E F

GERMANY

Budapest Mohacz Belgrade Belgrade Vukovar Sailing Day Esztergom Bratislava Vienna Vienna Dürnstein Melk Linz Passau

Dürnstein Linz

Melk

AUSTRIA

VUKOVAR • Visit to town of Osijek • Biking the Kopacki Rit National Park

11am 7am 7am 8am 3pm 8am 7am

10pm 4pm 2am 7pm 6pm 10pm overnight 11pm 11am 9pm 11pm

All-Inclusive Fare $6,567 $7,513 $8,459 $8,833 $12,430 $16,027

Vienna SLOVAKIA Bratislava HUNGARY Esztergom

VIENNA • City Tour • Vienna biking tour • Chef’s tour of the Vienna Naschmarket • Classical concert at the Hofburg Residence • Visit the Schönbrunn Palace (optional) • Vienna by carriage & Coffee experience (optional) • Lippizaner Stallions (optional) • Golfing at the famed Fontana Club (optional) • Vienna Heurigen Dining Experience (optional) You may choose one complimentary tour per port. Depending on time in port, you may be able to reserve a second tour for an additional price. Optional tours are available for an additional fee.

CROATIA

Budapest

Danube

MOHACZ • Puszta excursion & Hungarian lunch

1pm

Twin Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 2 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 3 Dbl Bed - Jr. Suite French Bal. - Deck 3 Dbl Bed - Balcony Suite - Deck 3

Kalocza Mohacz KALOCZA • Puszta excursion & Hungarian lunch • Biking the Puszta • Budapest excursion (optional 2-day )

8am 7am

Dep.

Don’t need air? The cruise-only air credit is $1,450 pp

Don’t need air? The cruise-only air credit is $1,450 pp

Passau

Arr.

Cat./Bed/Deck

All-Inclusive Fare

Twin Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 2 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 3 Dbl Bed - Jr. Suite French Bal. - Deck 3 Dbl Bed - Balcony Suite - Deck 3

- 11 NIGHTS

Vukovar Belgrad SERBIA

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Impressive Roman towns and romantic villages with timbered houses. Steep vineyards and solemn castles. What initially sounds like pure romanticism quickly comes true on our enchanting itineraries on Europe’s most beautiful and famous river. In the North, excitement and energy abound in the metropolises of The Netherlands and Belgium. Welcome to the Rhineland...a living storybook where we truly do sail from castle to castle!

rhine panoramic adventures 1

the enchanting rhine

Jun 22

Jun 29

A-ROSA AQUA

- 7 NIGHTS

Day/Port 1 2 3 4

Amsterdam Amsterdam Cologne Koblenz Loreley & Mid Rhine Speyer Kehl (Strasbourg) Breisach Basel

5 6 7 8

Cat./Bed/Deck S A C D

Twin Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 2 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 3

Arr.

1pm 8am Sailing 8am 7am 8am 7am

A-ROSA AQUA

Dep. overnight 1pm 11pm 1pm 7pm 11:30pm 10pm

All-Inclusive Fare $2,916 $3,464 $4,787 $5,044

Don’t need air? The cruise-only air credit is $1,450 pp

Shore Excursions AMSTERDAM • City tour • Biking Amsterdam • Sailing tour (optional) • Zaanse Schans Windmills (optional) • Heineken Brewery (optional)

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BREISACH • Breisach town walk • Biking Breisach • Sparkling wine (Geldermann)

Day/Port 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Arr.

Basel Breisach Kehl (Strasbourg) Speyer Loreley & Mid Rhine Koblenz Cologne Amsterdam Amsterdam

Cat./Bed/Deck S A C D

9am 8am 8am Sailing 1pm 8am 12pm

Dep. 9pm 10pm 11:59pm 9pm 11:30pm 7pm overnight

All-Inclusive Fare

Twin Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 2 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 3

$2,916 $3,464 $4,787 $5,044

Don’t need air? The cruise-only air credit is $1,450 pp

COLOGNE • City tour & cathedral • Kölsch Tour • Biking Cologne • Roman Cologne (optional) • Shopping in Oberhausen (optional) • Perfume & Chocolate (optional) KOBLENZ • City walking tour • Biking Koblenz • Mosel Valley

- 7 NIGHTS

MAINZ • City walking or biking tour • Biking Tour • Wiesbaden (optional) SPEYER • Heidelberg City tour • Speyer town walk • Biking Speyer • Wine tasting (optional) • Flight over wine region (optional)


Amsterdam Utrecht GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

Cologne BELGIUM

Koblenz Loreley Mainz Speyer FRANCE

Kehl (Strasbourg)

historic cities

panoramic adventures 2 A-ROSA AQUA Jul 6

Day/Port 1 2 3 4

Amsterdam Amsterdam Cologne Koblenz Loreley & Mid Rhine Speyer Kehl (Strasbourg) Breisach Basel

5 6 7 8

A-ROSA AQUA

- 7 NIGHTS Arr.

1pm 8am Sailing 8am 7am 8am 7am

Jul 13

Dep. overnight 1pm 11pm 1pm 7pm 11:30pm 10pm

6 7 8

Cat./Bed/Deck S A C D

Twin Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 2 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 3

All-Inclusive Fare $2,916 $3,464 $4,787 $5,044

Don’t need air? The cruise-only air credit is $1,450 pp

- 7 NIGHTS

Day/Port 1 2 3 4 5

Basel Breisach Kehl (Strasbourg) Speyer Mainz Loreley & Mid Rhine Koblenz Amsterdam Amsterdam Utrecht Cologne

Arr. 9am 8am 8am 8am Sailing 16:30pm 1pm 11:30am 10am

Cat./Bed/Deck S A C D

Breisach

Twin Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - Outside - Deck 1 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 2 Dbl Bed - French Bal. - Deck 3

Basel

SWITZERLAND

Dep. 9pm 10pm 11:59pm 6pm 11am 9pm overnight 8:30am 12pm

All-Inclusive Fare $2,916 $3,464 $4,787 $5,044

Don’t need air? The cruise-only air credit is $1,450 pp

STRASBOURG - KEHL • Strasbourg city tour • Strasbourg leisure tour • Biking Strasbourg • Baden-Baden • Les Halles market with the chef • Visit the Black Forest (optional) • Strasbourg by night - boat (optional) • Cheese tasting (optional) • Show in Royal Palace (optional) You may choose one complimentary tour per port. Depending on time in port, you may be able to reserve a second tour for an additional price. Optional tours are available for an additional fee.

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during your A-ROSA cruise Air conditioning: Just like the entire ship, your cabin also has air conditioning. The cabin temperature can be individually adjusted. When you open the balcony door, the air circulation unit is automatically switched off.

Daily Program: For all important information and instructions, please see your A-ROSA Journal which will be placed in your cabin the night before.

Animals: It is forbidden to take animals onboard the ships.

Onboard Inclusive Meals: Sailings vary, but generally includes an embarkation snack, delicious and well balanced breakfast buffet, an extensive lunch buffet, and a delectable, served dinner in the evening. Many cruises also include seasonal extras such as sandwiches or a midnight snack.

Announcements: Loudspeaker announcements can be heard on deck and in the cabins (via onboard TV) and are mainly made prior to shore excursions and important events.

Deckchairs: On the sun deck you will find deckchairs and a sun canopy. In the interest of all passengers, please don‘t reserve deckchairs. Woolen blankets for cooler weather on deck can be found in your cabin.

Bars: On the A-ROSA AQUA, there is an indoor and outdoor bar on deck 3, as well as a cafĂŠ & lounge bar. The A-ROSA STELLA and SILVA have one on deck 2 and one outdoor situated on the sun deck. The current opening hours can be found in the daily program in your cabin. Bathrobes: All staterooms are provided with bathrobes and slippers. Bicycles/Biking: To sign-out a bike or for more information on the biking excursions, please contact our SPA department or ask at the Reception Desk.

Please also make use of the onboard information event on the first evening. Shore Excursions may be requested online 60 days prior to sailing once final payment has been made. A-ROSA is only acting as an agent for the excursions offered. The local agencies will act as tour operators to organize and accompany the excursions.

Doctor: Due to the close proximity of towns and cities on river cruises, prompt medical treatment will be available ashore for our guests. Therefore doctors do not sail onboard our vessels. Drinking Water: The water onboard is potable. Electricity: The onboard voltage is 220 V/50 Hz. A dual voltage 220/110 V socket for electrically operated razors and toothbrushes can be found in the bathroom. It is not suitable for other electrical appliances. In the cabin, there are also several other sockets (220 V) that can be used. It is advisable for guests to take converters/adapters on the cruise, however, in the event you have not, there will be a limited number available at the Front Desk.

Going Ashore: In the EU countries, you can leave the ship as soon as we dock. In non-EU countries, you can only leave the ship after permission is granted by the local authorities. In your own interest, we request that you are back onboard no later than 30 minutes before we cast off. The docking times may change with short notice. Please pay attention to announcements and information in the daily program. Hairdryers: A hairdryer can be found in your cabin near the mirror. Insect Screens: For protection against insects, an insect screen in the form of a roller blind is attached to the outside of the balcony door. When operating the roller blind, please ensure you exert equal force distribution in order to prevent it from getting stuck. It can be locked at the bottom. Internet: Onboard the A-ROSA ships, you have the option to connect to the Internet using our Wi-Fi. For more information on availability, conditions for use and the incurred costs, please ask at the Reception Desk. Guests in the Junior & Balcony Suites may use the Internet connection free-of-charge in accordance with the conditions for use.

Clothing: During the day, feel free to wear what you like. Dress code is comfortable and casual. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for the evenings out on deck. For the shore excursions, we recommend you bring sturdy shoes. Elegant casual wear is appropriate for the evenings; jackets optional. Connecting Doors: The A-ROSA AQUA and SILVA have a limited amount of cabins with connecting doors. These can also be used as family cabins. For the exact cabin numbers, please call the A-ROSA Reservation Center 855-55A-ROSA. Currency Exchange: Unfortunately, there are no onboard money changing facilities. However, bureaux de change can be found in the direct vicinity of our docking locations. Customs Tariff Regulations: Please observe the valid customs tariff regulations when importing and exporting goods and foreign currencies.

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Excursions: Almost all ports of call are starting points for interesting shore excursions in English. For more information, please see www.arosacruises.com or ask your travel agent.

Itinerary: You can find the planned itinerary in the brochure or online at www.arosacruises.com. The information is subject to change. High tide and low tide, maintenance work and waiting times at locks and bridges due to shipping traffic


may result in short notice changes to the itinerary. In rare cases of extremely high or low tide or force majeure, parts of the itinerary may have to be completed by bus or train and in very rare cases overnight stays in hotels may be necessary.

Special Diets: If you are following a special diet, please contact your travel agent or the A-ROSA Reservation Center to notify the ship. Please notify us of any food allergies/intolerances prior to the start of your trip.

Key card: This card is your A-ROSA key and credit card. Please always carry your key with you. In case of loss, please notify the reception immediately.

Sun Deck: When passing under low bridges, depending on the water level you may sometimes be required to leave the sun deck for safety reasons. Please pay attention to the crew announcements and the information signs.

Laundry: In your wardrobe, you will find laundry bags and order notes for our laundry service. This will be charged to your onboard account. Guests in our Junior or Balcony Suites are provided laundry service free of charge. Library and Party Games: You will find a small library near the reception. A selection of party games is held at the reception or in the day lounge. Mail: Postcards and letters can be handed in at the reception. The mail will be sent from the next port. Methods of Payment: The onboard currency is euros. During the cruise, you can use your onboard credit card on the ship and this also acts as your cabin’s key card. At the end of the cruise, you can pay your final bill either in cash, with traveler’s checks (in euros) or with the following credit cards: American Express, MasterCard and Visa.

Reception: The reception is open round the clock. Restaurant: There are no assigned tables or seating arrangements. Mealtimes can be found in the daily program. Safe: You will find a safe installed in your cabin’s wardrobe where you can store your personal valuables. Safety: Kindly review the safety notices in the form of information signs and announcements or safety videos. Shop: Here you will find a selection from our exclusive A-ROSA collection: films, cosmetics, everyday sundries and souvenirs. Hours of operation can be found in the daily program. Smoking: Smoking is only permitted on the outdoor deck in designated areas. Please don’t throw any cigarette butts overboard, but instead dispose of them in the containers provided. Throughout the entire indoor area and in the cabins, smoking is strictly prohibited.

Telephone: The ships of the A-ROSA fleet are equipped with a modern GSM telephone system which enables you to make phone calls worldwide via direct dialing. You can find information on the rates at the Reception Desk or in the onboard information in your cabin. Tipping: Gratuities are included in the cost of the cruise, however many guests ask how they can provide something extra for exceptional service. Of course, it is entirely at your discretion whether you wish to give tips and how much you wish to give. At the end of the cruise, you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the Reception. Others prefer to give the employees individual tips or pay them through your onboard account. Transfer: A transfer from the airport or station to the ship and back are included when booking an air inclusive reservation. TV programs: From the flat screen TV in your stateroom, TV reception is via satellite. While passing through locks and on certain parts of the journey, you may experience interference with the reception. A variety of English-speaking programs are available for your entertainment and information. Wake-up Calls: Your cabin telephone can be programmed for a wake-up call with instructions located in the ABC information pages. Of course, Reception will also be happy to give you a wake-up call.

Mooring Area: In some towns, it is usual for the port authorities to assign several ships the same mooring area due to the large volume of shipping traffic. In such cases, the ships are moored next to each other and you may not be able to see out of your cabin properly. Unfortunately, A-ROSA has no influence over this. Onboard Language: English is the language onboard as well as documents, daily programs and signage are in English. Pool: A heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA SILVA and STELLA. A heated whirlpool can be found on the A-ROSA AQUA in the SPA outdoor area on deck 3. You can find pool towels in your cabin.

SPA-ROSA: Here you will find exercise machines, massage rooms and a relaxation area, as well as the following saunas: A-ROSA STELLA: Steam/Organic and Finnish sauna A-ROSA AQUA and SILVA: an adjustable sanarium combined with a Finnish sauna

“Wine & Dine”: Food and wine pairing dinners are available on special evenings and can be reserved onboard at a cost of 60 euros per person. You will be served regional specialties paired with wines to bring out the best in both. Located in a private, reserved part of our restaurant, this onboard culinary treat is educational, as well as delectable.

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terms & conditions       “” “” “” “”  “”                      “”          “”  “”         “”                                                                                                                                                                 “”“” ’                            ’        ’                                                              ’     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               ’      ’                                          –                     ’         –   –   –                                                                                                                        ���     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                                                                                                                                                                                                   “”          “”                                                   ’                     ’           ’’  ’                                                                                          

                                             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’                                                         “”  “”                                    ’                   

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