Marco’s Moments: Exploring the Beauty of Seville

Since the Nieuw Amsterdam spent two full days in Cadiz, Spain, I decided to do the Stunning Seville tour. I have never been to Seville before so I was in for a treat! We started the tour at the Alcazar, the Royal Palace, an incredible example of the detailed architecture of those days, originally used as a Moorish fort in the 14th century. After our visit to the Royal Palace we walked through the narrow cobble-stoned streets in the center and then we visited the Cathedral. Both the outside and the inside of the Cathedral are incredible to see. After our visit we enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Hotel Macarena and later that afternoon we visited the Spanish Square, another marvel of historic architecture, before making our way back to the ship in Cadiz. Overall Seville is an amazing city full of history and marvelous buildings to be admired. The architecture around the city is beautiful and the gorgeous weather just made the entire day a perfect day! Enjoy the images I took along the way.

Marco van Belleghem is Nieuw Amsterdam’s hotel manager.


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  1. darlene April 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    You are amazing i love your pictures.

  2. Sharon April 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Do you ever put together a digital slide program of your photos and show them to the passengers onboard? Your photographs are so good that it would be an excellent program for the daily schedule. I am sure that lots of people would come to see your fantastic images.

  3. Marco April 26, 2011 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Thank you for your kind comments. I actually just started to do a lecture on photography, where I use my own images and am planning to continue to do this on my next assignment on the Eurodam.

  4. Frederick Rogers April 27, 2011 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Marco: I am grateful for your lovely images of our tour in Seville. I have been lazy in the digital age and your great photos are an inspiration to get more serious on future HAL trips! Mucho Gracias!

  5. Suzanne May 13, 2011 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Marco, your images are amazing. I am a photographer as well, and would love to hear one of your lectures..perhaps you will be on the NA for my next cruise Jan 29th 14day Collectors Cruise..

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