Many great things have been accomplished over a beer. Benjamin Franklin attributed the existence of beer to God's desire for men (and women!) to be happy, and many celebrations are made better with the raising of a stein. Cruise with a beer expert on board who delivers lectures on beer drinking that you'll actually want to hear. Through Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland, and Belgium, we complement special onboard tastings with exclusive onshore experiences, leading you to the famous breweries, emerging microbreweries, and the beer halls, gardens, and pubs where Europe's love affair with beer was born.