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Postcards from Singapore

Postcards from Singapore

Singapore is a very interesting experience. It is multicultural — and it would appear very proud of it. There is “Little India” that is crowded with colorful with aromas and tastes of big India. Little India

Rotterdam Transforms Into an Asia Market

Rotterdam Transforms Into an Asia Market

If you’ve never been on a World Cruise the question might arise about how — aside from length of journey or destinations visited — these cruises are different from others. There are many little things that in sum add up to an unforgettable experience. And then there are some big things that are just so…   read more of “Rotterdam…”

Postcards from Hong Kong

Postcards from Hong Kong

Rotterdam called at Hong Kong last week on its Grand World Voyage. Mike and Denise in front of the famous Jumbo Restaurant. In three words: “over the top.” In two words: “sensory overload.” In one word: “great!” Having grown up on the New York Harbor, and thinking of New York as the biggest city in…   read more of “Postcards from Hong…”

Podcast: Stein Kruse on the World Cruise

While on an Asian trip with Holland America President and CEO Stein Kruse and several other executives, Stein and I talked about why a world cruise is a special vacation experience. [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/stein-world-cruise.mp3]

Postcards from New Zealand

Postcards from New Zealand

Volendam recently called at Tauranga and Christchurch, New Zealand. These wonderful photos were sent to us by Aaron Stone, the ship’s stage manager and lighting technician. Tauranga:

Postcards from Komodo Island

Postcards from Komodo Island

Rotterdam called at Komodo Island yesterday on it’s Grand World Voyage. Just a couple of hundred miles down the island chain that is Indonesia is an island called Komodo. It has one village and the rest of the island is a national park. It is one of the most interesting, unique and intense places we’ve…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcards from Adelaide, Australia

Postcards from Adelaide, Australia

Rotterdam called at Adelaide, Australia, last Sunday on it’s Grand World Voyage. One of the more underrated aspects of travel, and perhaps more so on longer journeys, is the opportunity to meet interesting people and make new friends. On a recent trip to the Amazon we had one such encounter with a very nice couple….   read more of “Postcards from…”