Day 1 Saturday was another early morning on the go for a quick tour of downtown St. Petersburg. The city is filled with great sites, excellent shopping and was a major celebration day for the city with parades and parties in downtown. Cheryl had a great day visiting a few of the malls and spending… read more of “Cruise Diary: St….”
Here are photos from our first cruise to Alaska (14 days). We departed Seattle on May 13. We were fortunate to have great weather, clear skies in Ketchikan, Juneau, Icy Straits, Anchorage and Homer. Enjoy!
As you can see, I am back on the Nieuw Amsterdam and couldn’t believe what I saw when we came into the port of Corfu. Of course, having worked on her, I recognized the ship from miles away. Although called different now, we docked directly next to the “old” Nieuw Amsterdam! Operating from the same… read more of “The…”
Here are a few shots from the grand opening of the Eurodam Crew Bar. This project was in the making for a year and we are delighted to finally open its doors.
In observance of the U.S. national holiday Memorial Day, we will not be posting today. We will return tomorrow with more great Holland America Blog content.
Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time for grilling, and I have the perfect recipe to try out: beef and pork burgers with pesto, mozzarella, tomatoes and steak fries. Is your mouth watering yet? Check out the recipe below, and visit my Facebook page for more culinary explorations. If you try out this recipe, share… read more of “Rudi’s…”
The day began with a 5:15 a.m. wake-up call, a quick bite, and off to the train to begin a fast and furious spectacular day of exploring Berlin Highlights. We visited a number of key government buildings, synagogues, churches and education centers. We took some time to experience a real, nice “hometown lunch” in Maximilian’s… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Just two years ago we were on board MS Rotterdam visiting Kusadasi. The charm of the Holland America Line destination impressed us, and since that time we have been there on short holiday twice. From ms Rotterdam we saw a hotel in the distance overlooking the sea and the harbor, which makes for an excellent… read more of “Noordam at…”