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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dragør Village

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dragør Village

When we called at Copenhagen, Denmark, I visited Dragør, an historic fishing village. The stroll through the cobblestone backstreets led me to many picturesque scenes. Kateryna Bannikova Human Resources Manager ms Rotterdam

Beautiful Scenery at Petropavlovsk

Beautiful Scenery at Petropavlovsk

We set sail from Seattle on September 26, and crossed the Gulf of Alaska into the Bering Sea. Nine days later we arrived in Petropavlovsk, Russia. The views of the snow-covered mountains and active volcano made the sea voyage worthwhile.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Tallin is a beautiful city that offers a lot of cultural experiences. The medieval Old Town has a lot of charm with its red-tiled roofs and turrets. This year Tallin is the European Capital of Culture, so there are even more events and activities. Even the city’s famous Kadriorg Palace was built on the order…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Prinsendam Sails Way Up North – Svalbard, Norway

Prinsendam Sails Way Up North – Svalbard, Norway

Special thanks to Damaris Fens, Prinsendam’s guest relations supervisor, for submitting this post and great photos! Ny-Ålesund is one of four permanent settlements on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago. It is also one of the world’s northernmost settlements at 78°55′N 11°56′E. These pictures were taken during Prinsendam’s scenic cruising from Ny-Ålesund via…   read more of “Prinsendam Sails…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Lonely Alley

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Lonely Alley

This photo was entered into the Baltic theme photo contest on board and won second. There are so many interesting scenes in Europe, and there’s a perfect photo opportunity around every corner. These wooden buildings have an Old World charm that is found at a lot of the ports in this part of the world….   read more of “Explorer’s…”

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!

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle

Earlier this month the Eurodam made her much anticipated call at Reykjavik, Iceland. Crew tours were arranged to a natural spa called The Blue Lagoon, and The Golden Circle, a six-hour highlights tour. The Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most popular attraction, and consists of a geothermal spa whose rich milky seawater is known for its…   read more of “Iceland’s…”