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Are You Ready for Lunch?

Are You Ready for Lunch?

Thanks to Keith Larby for sending in some cuisine images and dining areas aboard Ryndam! To see more of Keith’s photography visit his website.

Lesbos Offers History, Stunning Views

Lesbos Offers History, Stunning Views

Lesbos, Greece, is a new port for me and Holland America. It is famous for the female poet, Sappho. The town is quite small with an attractive harbor front. I had a limited amount of time so chose to climb up to the castle and check out the history and views.

Mount Edgecumbe Near and Far

Mount Edgecumbe Near and Far

Today Oosterdam is at Sitka, Alaska, and the ship’s Security Officer John Pris was able to capture stunning Mount Edgecumbe up close and from a distance. From any angle it looks just breathtaking! Nice day in Sitka with Mount Edgecumbe, a 3,200-foot tall dormant stratovolcano, located on southern Kruzof Island.

Cruise Diary: Bermuda

Cruise Diary: Bermuda

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Because we had to skip Horta in the Azores, the captain got permission for us to go to Bermuda the afternoon ahead of our schedule…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Lobster Macaroni

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Lobster Macaroni

Here is the main course from Rudi’s “Father’s Day” menu. Enjoy! Lobster Macaroni YIELD: 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS: Cream Sauce: 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter 1/4 pound white or sweet onion, very finely minced 5 cups heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

On Location: Belly Dancing on Noordam

On Location: Belly Dancing on Noordam

Lorna Gow just returned from a 12-day cruise on Noordam as a belly dancer with our On Location program. Read about her experience below. To see more of her cruise click here. What a beautiful Island! I flew into Rhodes in the afternoon. I was collected at the airport and taken to the hotel that…   read more of “On Location: Belly…”

A Touching Encounter in Venice

A Touching Encounter in Venice

There is a story here. I was on the vaporetto to Burano in Venice, Italy. In front of me was a non-Italian family of four adults and one child all signing, not speaking. This kind Italian priest came up from the back and introduced himself and joined them for a conversation. He was so animated…   read more of “A Touching…”