Emerald’s new Floriade cruise to be hosted by ‘Frankie Flowers’
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Emerald’s new Floriade cruise to be hosted by ‘Frankie Flowers’

VANCOUVER — Everything’s coming up roses with Emerald Cruises, which has just announced a special cruise departure with gardening expert and weatherman Frank Ferragine, also known as ‘Frankie Flowers.’

The eight-day ‘Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise with a guided tour of the Floriade Horticulture Expo’ departs Basel, Switzerland on July 29, 2022 and ends in Amsterdam where guests can tour Floriade with Ferragine. This marks Ferragine’s first-ever hosted river cruise.

“I’m thrilled to be hosting a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with Emerald Cruises,” he said. “Floriade, aka the World’s Fair of horticultural shows, is one of the largest public gardening events in the world and it only happens once every decade. I’ve been to the Netherlands before but this is a gardener’s dream. Emerald Cruises plus Floriade and Frankie Flowers equals one blooming great adventure!”



During the sailing guests will have multiple opportunities to interact and learn from Ferragine. Events include a garden-themed cocktail reception, two educational onboard seminars focused on Canada-specific gardening and landscaping topics followed by an autograph session, a trivia night featuring a grand prize of a one-hour consultation with Ferragine, and an escorted tour with Ferragine of Floriade in Amsterdam.

The Floriade Horticultural Expo, which takes place in Holland every 10 years between April and October, will take on the theme of ‘Growing Green Cities’ next year, with 40 country presentations, a spectacular greenhouse complex, a cable car over Floriade park, pavilions with sustainable innovations and a vibrant arts and culture program. 

Ferragine, arguably Canada’s most popular and trusted gardening expert and weatherman, has been awarded ‘Landscape Ontario’s Garden Communicator of the Year’ three times and has been named Toronto’s Favourite Weather Personality’ for nine consecutive years by Toronto Sun readers. He’s also a four-time best-selling author, consultant, garden writer and philanthropist.

For more information call 1-855-444-0161 or download a digital brochure at emeraldcruises.ca.

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