The Nieuw Amsterdam moved from its port near Mestre, Italy, at 4:30 a.m. to just 700 meters south of San Marco Square. This is what I woke up to on Sept. 25 when I stepped out onto my Verandah. Talk about Holland America Line delivering Venezia to one’s doorstep!
John Primeau is Holland America Line’s manager of international public relations. He is currently sailing on board Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in blog posts via his iPhone.