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Garrison Keillor Heads Sixth 'A Prairie Home Companion' Cruise

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Fans of Garrison Keillor and "A Prairie Home Companion" can join the crew of the popular radio show for a Mediterranean cruise this summer.

The sixth "A Prairie Home Companion at Sea" will set sail from Amsterdam aboard Holland America’s MS Ryndam August 18. The 11-day cruise will follow the coasts of Spain and Portugal, making stops in Vigo; Lisbon; Cadiz; Tangier, Morocco; Malaga; Valencia and Barcelona.

“It’s a world unlike Lake Wobegon, a world of open-air markets, vineyards, the ghost of Hemingway, and we’ll explore it together with our cast of fine musicians, naturalists and historians and the gentle traditions of APHC cruises -- the daily glee club, the dance lessons, the book club, the knitting circle, the storytelling evenings, the amateur show, the embarkation sing-along and the last-night dance," Keillor said in a press release.

Prairie Home regulars Tim Russell, Sue Scott, sound-effects man Fred Newman and the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with Richard Dworsky will be on board, among other figures. Naturalists, botanists and dance instructors will also be on hand, as will an authority on the world of intelligence to give talks on international espionage.

In the past, APHC at Sea has hit Northeastern Canada, the Western Caribbean, the shores of Norway and British Columbia and Alaska.

Booking can be done through the "A Prairie Home Companion" website. Best hurry, the cruise is almost sold out.

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