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Looking Back: A Wild Ride in Rio de Janeiro

Looking Back:  A Wild Ride in Rio de Janeiro

Thanks to Bob New for sharing this story. He is preparing for January 2014 Grand Voyage around South America aboard the ms Prisendam. As he looks forward to the trip, he also looks back. In late 1968 Dolores and I and our daughter were on a British ship, on an around-the-world voyage. The ship was…   read more of “Looking Back: A…”

Something’s Fishy in Busan, South Korea

Something’s Fishy in Busan, South Korea

Bloggers David and Veronica of GypsyNester.com wrote this great post with cool photos from their stop at Busan, South Korea while traveling on Volendam. Enjoy the fun read! Anyone who has watched M*A*S*H has heard of Busan, South Korea, although on the show it was called Pusan. As we learned from Beijing formerly being called…   read more of “Something’s…”

Cruise Diary: Bermuda

Cruise Diary: Bermuda

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Because we had to skip Horta in the Azores, the captain got permission for us to go to Bermuda the afternoon ahead of our schedule…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Faial, Azores

Cruise Diary: Faial, Azores

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Horta is the chief town and seaport of the island of Faial, also known as Fayal, Portugal, one of the Azores, in the Atlantic Ocean. It was…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Azores, Portugal

Cruise Diary: Azores, Portugal

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Now headed back across the Atlantic with just a few stops left. Today we docked in Ponta Delgada, Azores. This is a beautiful island that’s…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Dairy: Barcelona, Spain

Cruise Dairy: Barcelona, Spain

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! We arrived in Barcelona for a 2-day stay right on time at 8 a.m. this morning. We love Barcelona! There are many things to see…   read more of “Cruise Dairy:…”

Cruise Diary: Mahon, Minorca

Cruise Diary: Mahon, Minorca

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Welcome to Mahon, Minorca, Spain. Minorca is the capital and seaport of the Spanish island of Minorca (or “Menorca”). Minorca is the second largest and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Alghero, Sardinia

Cruise Diary: Alghero, Sardinia

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Today we were supposed to visit Alghero, Sardinia, but when we got there, the sea conditions were not great for anchoring and tendering, so the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”