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Cruise Diary: Corfu, Greece

Cruise Diary: Corfu, Greece

On this day we were in Kérkyra, Corfu, Greece, having a great time on Ryndam. Enjoy the pictures.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Neets Bay

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Neets Bay

How Neat is Neets Bay? I was fortunate enough to be able to take a HAL tour to visit the bears at Neets Bay, which is a 20 minute floatplane ride from Ketchikan Alaska. We arrived at the floatplane dock and were met by the bear guide. We were given a safety brief, on what…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Shore Excursion: D-Day Landing Beaches

Shore Excursion: D-Day Landing Beaches

A great shore excursion to take part in is the D-Day Landing Beaches tour in Cherbourg, France, at one of the D-Day landing beaches, especially for those who prefer shorter excursions (this is a 4½-hour tour). Start your journey from Cherbourg to St. Mere Eglise, which was the first town to be liberated in World…   read more of “Shore Excursion:…”

Captain’s Log: Heading to Corfu

Captain’s Log: Heading to Corfu

Having spent 36 hours in Venice, we left that beautiful city astern as we made our way south, through the Adriatic. Unlike the day before our arrival in Venice, the Adriatic was as calm as a millpond, whereas two days prior, we were in a 50 knot gale which had sprung out of nowhere, with…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Cruise Diary: A Festive End and Final Thoughts

Cruise Diary: A Festive End and Final Thoughts

Here’s the last post from journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) who sailed on Noordam this summer. Enjoy! Wrap-up Events on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise As final touches to Noordam’s July 20-30, 2011 Mediterranean Roman Empire cruise, the staff programmed special events to further guests’ appreciation of HAL’s guest-oriented service.

A Stroll Through Tallinn, Estonia’s Historic Old Town

A Stroll Through Tallinn, Estonia’s Historic Old Town

Tallin, Estonia is a very pretty city. The Historic Centre (Old Town) is protected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The city is marked by cobbled streets and various styles of architecture. Here are some photos from our visit. Enjoy!

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Grounds at Leeds Castle

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Grounds at Leeds Castle

The grounds at Leeds Castle are so beautiful and lush. The place is incredibly peaceful and one could walk for hours marveling in the beauty. When the ship calls at Dover, be sure to visit this haven. Ioana Cheregi Human Resources Manager ms Ryndam

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

On this day we were in Malta’s capital, Valletta. It was Independence Day so there was a lot going on. The scenery of Valletta is fantastic with its stone walls and narrow streets. We were sorry that we had to leave so soon but our next destination of the cruise is awaiting us and that…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”