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St. Petersburg Comes to Amsterdam: The New Hermitage

St. Petersburg Comes to Amsterdam: The New Hermitage

New museum offers opportunities for Holland America Line guests cruising to or from the Netherlands this summer. Eurodam calls on Amsterdam July 5. On June 20, 2009, a major new European cultural destination debuts in Amsterdam. Hermitage Amsterdam opens its doors to welcome visitors to an elegantly restored 17th-century building that will serve as the…   read more of “St. Petersburg…”

Mabuhay! It’s Philippines Independence Day!

Mabuhay! It’s Philippines Independence Day!

Hello from the Baltic! It’s Philippines Independence Day! Obviously, this is a big deal around here since the Filipino population on board is the second largest group by nationality, second only to the Indonesians. Though there are 28 different countries represented on board, 32 percent of our crew population is Filipino. Any time we celebrate…   read more of “Mabuhay! It’s…”

Eurodam In Stockholm Today

Eurodam In Stockholm Today

Eurodam In Stockholm, originally uploaded by Ralph Grizzle. Cruise passengers enjoyed a day of touring in Stockholm’s Old Town.

Rotterdam In Stockholm Today

Rotterdam In Stockholm Today

In Stockholm today: Holland America Line’s Rotterdam could not ask for a better parking place – er, make that, a better place to drop anchor – than in the harbor facing Stockholm’s Old Town, Gamla Stan.

Cruising White Nights Part VI: Helsinki

Cruising White Nights Part VI: Helsinki

[Eurodam is in Helsinki today.] In Helsinki, I was surprised to see a train marked “St. Petersburg.” We were there only yesterday on the ship. As with the ship, it’s only an overnight trip by train between the two cities. Traveling in the other direction, Stockholm is an overnight ferry away, which is why Helsinki…   read more of “Cruising White…”