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A Visit To Saluhall

[Eurodam is in Stockholm today.] Saluhall is one of the Stockholm’s oldest markets and one of the world’s top ten markets, according to a 2007 ranking by Bon Appetit magazine. The market is situated in trendy Ostermalm, easily accessible from the city center by metro (tunnelbana) or by foot. Arrive hungry and try something typically…   read more of “A Visit To…”

Sunset Departure from Stockholm

Sunset Departure from Stockholm

Prinsendam called at the port of Stockholm, Sweden, on its last cruise. This is the sunset during departure. Jaap Wisse is Prinsendam’s chief engineer.

Berlin: Life Before The Fall

Berlin: Life Before The Fall

[Rotterdam docks in Warnemunde, Germany, today, a 2.5-hour train journey away from Berlin, a popular excursion for Holland America Line passengers.] Over lunch at Berlin’s trendy Restaurant Diekmann at Weinhaus Huth, Nicole Röbel tells a story that grandparents might tell their grandchildren. “We had no phone when I was a child,” she says, after finishing…   read more of “Berlin: Life Before…”

Copenhagen, Two Perfect Days: Day One

Copenhagen, Two Perfect Days: Day One

If you’re able to bike, you won’t find a better way to see the Danish capital, but for now, you’re going to rely on your peds. img src=”http://www.cruisingfromcopenhagen.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/street-atmosphere04.jpg” width=”480″ height=”320″ alt=”Street atmosphere04.jpg” / After breakfast, exit D’Angleterre and head to your right, at, oh, about 2 o’clock, where your first stop is the historic Royal Theatre. … One popular detour is to slip down the small alley, Pistolstraede, past small boutiques, interesting architecture and good restaurants, then along Ny Østergade and to the pastry shop, Kransekagehuset Summerbird, and Cafe Victor, both worthy of a few minutes inside. img src=”http://www.cruisingfromcopenhagen.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/copenhagenimg-8327.jpg” width=”320″ height=”480″ alt=”copenhagenIMG_8327.jpg” / Kransekagehuset serves up some of Denmark’s most popular pastries and chocolates, including the traditional Danish kransekage, the “almond ring cake,” a tradition during weddings and other celebrations.

ms Rotterdam as Centerfold

ms Rotterdam as Centerfold

People in Rotterdam still feel a strong relationship with Holland America Line. When one of the ships of HAL has visited the Port of Rotterdam you can find numerous photo’s on many Web sites, in blogs, newspapers and magazines. In the latest edition of the “Rotterdam MainPort” magazine the ms Rotterdam was the centerfold. The…   read more of “ms Rotterdam as…”

Postcards from Tallinn, Estonia

Postcards from Tallinn, Estonia

Prinsendam called at the port of Tallinn, Estonia, on its last cruise. A street in the “new” city of Tallin. Jaap Wisse is the chief engineer aboard Prinsendam.

Celebrating the Birth of a Nation

Celebrating the Birth of a Nation

As I mentioned in my last post about Canada Day, on July Fourth the crew of the Rotterdam had a very special celebration for American Independence Day. A few weeks back the American Community (myself included) held a meeting to plan out our special celebration. We outlined a beautiful program for the flag-raising and a…   read more of “Celebrating the…”