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Cruise Diary: Faial, Azores

Cruise Diary: Faial, Azores

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! Horta is the chief town and seaport of the island of Faial, also known as Fayal, Portugal, one of the Azores, in the Atlantic Ocean. It was…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Here is the second course from Rudi’s “Father’s Day” menu. Enjoy! Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Roasted Red Bell Peppers YIELD: 8 Servings INGREDIENTS: 9 large red bell peppers, divided 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 6 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 cup dry white wine 4 cups low-sodium store-bought chicken broth…   read more of “Rudi’s Father’s…”

Exploring Enchanting Ephesus

Exploring Enchanting Ephesus

Thanks to Niño L. Lagare, Eurodam‘s second electrician, for sending in this great photo from Ephesus at Kusadasi, Turkey. The world-famous ancient Greek-Roman city of Ephesus offers a breathtaking scenery. The panorama itself will drag your imagination to the past. This is a city St. Paul once visited and wrote about in his Letter to the…   read more of “Exploring…”

Remembering an Alaska Cruise with Dad

Remembering an Alaska Cruise with Dad

Thanks to Mariner Linda Bair for sharing with us this heartwarming story about her last cruise with her father-in-law. My husband’s father passed away one year ago at the age of 97. One of the happiest memories we have of him is the Alaska cruise on the Volendam that we shared together. We remember his…   read more of “Remembering an…”

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Salade Niçoise

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Salade Niçoise

Over the next few days we’ll be featuring one dish a day from Rudi Sodamin’s “Father’s Day” menu so you can make a delicious four-course meal for dad this Sunday. Enjoy! The Father’s Day menu celebrates the joyful dynamics of coming together in a different context. The meal pairs some sophisticated ingredients, like lobster, with…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Cruise Diary: Azores, Portugal

Cruise Diary: Azores, Portugal

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! Now headed back across the Atlantic with just a few stops left. Today we docked in Ponta Delgada, Azores. This is a beautiful island that’s…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruising on the Intercoastal with Dad

Cruising on the Intercoastal with Dad

Thanks to guest Clint Page for sending in this story in honor of Father’s Day this weekend. When I was a kid growing up in the country north of Raleigh, North Carolina, my dad and I would talk about taking a boat down the St. Lawrence River. Those conversations echoed in different ways at two times…   read more of “Cruising on the…”

Cruise Diary: Moorea, French Polynesia

Cruise Diary: Moorea, French Polynesia

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! On Moorea we rented an Avis car. We had a map and since Peter is a taxi driver in Australia, he drove us all around the island, including up to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”