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Postcards from Stockholm

Postcards from Stockholm

These photos were taken by Chris Batten of Atlanta, Georgia, on a cruise aboard Eurodam.

Postcards from St. Petersburg

Postcards from St. Petersburg

Chris Batten shared these photos from his recent northern Europe cruise on Eurodam Aug. 1-10,2009. Sunset taken on ms Eurodam on Aug. 5, 2009. Picture of my grandmother, my aunt and myself taken Aug. 6, 2009, at St. Petersburg, Russia. Catherine the Great’s Palace and fountains, Aug. 6, 2009.

Being In Berlin

Being In Berlin

[Holland America Line’s Rotterdam is in Warnemunde, Germany, today, with excursions to Berlin] How do you experience the real Berlin? Nicole Röbel (pictured), who represents Berlin’s official tourism department, lists five things visitors must do to say they’ve truly been to Berlin.

Postcards from Voyage of the Vikings

Postcards from Voyage of the Vikings

This summer I sailed on the Maasdam’s Voyage of the Vikings — a 35-day cruise which left Boston in late July and sailed to Rotterdam via Greenland and Iceland, then returned to Boston, visiting different ports each direction. Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Sunset in St. Petersburg, Russia

Sunset in St. Petersburg, Russia

Rotterdam is making her final call at St. Petersburg, Russia. We’re off to the Black Sea and Mediterranean after this cruise. As I stepped out onto the pier to meet our newly joining crew, I was awestruck by this beautiful scene. It seemed fitting on our last call to experience such a beautiful sight. See…   read more of “Sunset in St….”

Why You Should Cruise From Copenhagen

Rotterdam departed Copenhagen yesterday, bringing to an end Holland America Line’s cruise season in the Danish capital for 2009. Holland America Line will return in 2010. Following is a story about my move to Scandinavia in 2007 and why any cruiser should consider a visit here. In December of 2007, I moved from America’s happiest…   read more of “Why You Should…”