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Cruise Diary: Gdansk

Cruise Diary: Gdansk

Award-winning author and writer Jeanette Hurt is cruising the Baltic on Prinsendam with her entire family to watch her parents renew their vows. Enjoy her words and her husband (and professional photographer) Kyle Edwards’ photos. You can also follow her on Twitter @JHurtAuthor or www.jeanettehurt.com. Several generations back, my great (many times) grandfather Paul Rudnik…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: a Baltic Voyage Sea Day

Cruise Diary: a Baltic Voyage Sea Day

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! Today was the second and last sea day of this Baltic voyage. The morning passed quickly as we attended an 8 am church service followed by a galley tour, a fitness center workout and watching dessert prep demonstrations…   read more of “Cruise Diary: a…”

Cruise Diary: Setting Sail for the Baltic

Cruise Diary: Setting Sail for the Baltic

Award-winning author and writer Jeanette Hurt is cruising the Baltic on Prinsendam with her entire family to watch her parents renew their vows. Enjoy her words and her husband (and professional photographer) Kyle Edwards’ photos. You can also follow her on Twitter @JHurtAuthor or www.jeanettehurt.com. For some, cruising is all about the culture – docking…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Stockholm, Sweden

Cruise Diary: Stockholm, Sweden

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! At 2:45 a.m., I awoke to a gorgeous pastel sky. As I watched with awe, an early morning Baltic sunrise painted the sky with delicate shades of yellow, gold and pink. Gradually some of the 30,000 islands and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Helsinki, Finland

Cruise Diary: Helsinki, Finland

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! Helsinki, Finland’s capital, has 590,000 residents, of which 92 percent speak Finish. Many also speak English fluently and very graciously helped us with directions. Feeling adventuresome, we rode a number 14 bus to City Centre, then walked to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Exploring the Historic Borgund Stave Church

Exploring the Historic Borgund Stave Church

It was a bright sunny day when we boarded a motor coach from Flam, Norway. We embarked on an hour long, scenic journey through lush mountain valleys and past snowcapped peaks to the church at Borgund. While on the way, we passed through the longest road tunnel in the world, which is 15 miles long,…   read more of “Exploring the…”

Cruise Diary: St. Petersburg, Day 2

Cruise Diary: St. Petersburg, Day 2

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! Formerly called Leningrad, St. Petersburg has a population of 5 million making it the most northern city in the world with a population greater than 1 million. Although the city has a network of subways and street cars…   read more of “Cruise Diary: St….”

Cruise Diary: St. Petersburg, Day 1

Cruise Diary: St. Petersburg, Day 1

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! We arose extra early for a 7 a.m. port call. Our day began with a 6 a.m. room-service breakfast delivered by a cheerful Filipino dining steward. We so appreciate this delightful daily treat! With everyone disembarking at once,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: St….”