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Barcelona: Cava And Cappucino With Pinotxo

Barcelona: Cava And Cappucino With Pinotxo

As the capital of Catalonia and one of Europe’s most captivating cities, Barcelona is a wonderful city to explore on foot, strolling La Rambla through the outdoor markets and the brilliant flowers. … Entering the market the market, look to your right for Pinotxo Bar and pull up a seat for a cappucino, a cava and Pinotxo’s (pictured) warm hospitality.

Postcards from a Roman Empires Cruise

Postcards from a Roman Empires Cruise

Richard Sims, Holland America Line’s business development manager for Georgia, recently cruised aboard Noordam’s Roman Empires sailing July 8. Here are some pretty photos from his trip. Santorini, Greece. Santorini, Greece.

Noordam at Kusadasi

Noordam at Kusadasi

We received this photo from a guest who was aboard Star Clippers’ Star Flyer when the ship was at Kusadasi, Turkey, along with Noordam. While the photo was taken a couple of years ago, the story was too interesting not to post. It was actually an amazing incident, as the Noordam was stuck in Kusadasi….   read more of “Noordam at…”

Postcards from Santorini

Postcards from Santorini

Noordam at one of my favorite ports of call, Santorini. The beauty of this port just amazes me every time we are there! My favorite sight is to see my home away from home, the Noordam, from the top of Thera. Janine Caratozzolo is Noordam’s crew purser

Postcards from Monaco

Postcards from Monaco

An anonymous HAL fan sent us these shots of Oosterdam sailing past Monaco today. The ship departed Barcelona yesterday on a 12-day Med cruise that ends in Venice July 18.

Postcards from Dubrovnik

Postcards from Dubrovnik

Noordam’s Hotel Manager sent in this perfectly positioned photo. Recently the Noordam anchored off the old town of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Now a popular cruise ship destination where foreign vessels are welcomed with open arms, this wasn’t always the case in days gone by and approaching Dubrovnik by sea could be quite hazardous as the picture…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Postcard from Venice

Postcard from Venice

Last summer Captain van Schoonhoven took some time out of his busy schedule to enjoy a gondola ride in Venice with his family. We received the photo after the Mediterranean season ended for HAL, so we held it for this summer. Today Oosterdam is calling at Venice and embarking guests for a 12-night Greece and…   read more of “Postcard from…”

Postcards from Turkey

Postcards from Turkey

Prinsendam recently sailed a Greek Isles and Turkey cruise, and here are some photos from Turkey.