Cees Kloppenburg recently toured Eurodam in Amsterdam and sent us this note and photos. When Eurodam is visiting a Dutch port it looks like she brings with her the weather of the many tropical destinations she sails. Just like the christening day last year in Rotterdam there were tropical temperatures during the maiden Amsterdam call…. read more of “From Eurodam at…”
Category: Baltic & Northern Europe
[Holland America Line’s Rotterdam is in Copenhagen today.] The so-called pedestrian street known as Strøget is your destination on the first of your two perfect days in Copenhagen. Remember, your quest is to find that perfect hot dog that I wrote about earlier. Of course, if you’re in the Danish capital for a day, you’ll… read more of “Two Perfect Days…”
[Holland America Line’s Eurodam is in Amsterdam today.] Bicyclists stream by in an endless procession along Reestraat, the narrow street that crosses a canal to pass by one side of the famed Hotel Pulitzer. From my breakfast table inside the hotel restaurant, a large window frames a scene of merry cyclists. Peering out over a… read more of “Amsterdam, Beauty…”
[Prinsedam is in Copenhagen today. The Avid Cruiser advises arriving a few days before or staying a few days after your Holland America Line cruise so that you can enjoy the Danish capital.] If you truly want to experience Copenhagen, skip the Danish and go for the hot dog. After all, every Dane loves a… read more of “Two Perfect Days:…”
Video courtesy I.-P. Zeijlemaker.
We just never seem to get tired of photos of Rotterdam V (a hotel in the making) and Rotterdam VI in HAL’s true home port of Rotterdam. Aad Hoogesteger sent us this one that takes a novel angle on both ships.
Aboard Rotterdam Today [Saturday, June 20] we’re in Warnemunde, Germany, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., nice weather most of the day, a little rain for a half hour. Chef Peter Koffler and his team held the barbecue in the Lido Pool area with German sausages and many delicacies, and live music by the German… read more of “Postcards from…”
Aad Hoogesteger snapped these photos of Prinsendam departing Amsterdam June 19. The ship was beginning a 14-night Baltic cruise.