These photos were taken by Chris Batten of Atlanta, Georgia, on a cruise aboard Eurodam.
Category: Baltic & Northern Europe
We expected we would receive a number of photos from our Dutch friends of Rotterdam making its last call of the season at Rotterdam. This is the first one! Behouden vaart! Snik!! , Voorlopig de laatste keer Rotterdam! Rik, nogmaals bedankt voor de groet vanaf de MS Rotterdam. Misschien tot een volgend keer. Groet, Hans… read more of “First Photo of…”
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.
Remember back in July when we were honored to have the U.S. Marines help us celebrate Independence Day? Well last week was our final call at Stockholm and so I contacted Gunnery Sergeant Wren to see if the boys were up for a little game of football, er… uh… soccer. They were excited to come… read more of “Crew Football in…”
[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.
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…”
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….”
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…”