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Postcards from Santorini, Greece

As we are nearing the end of our Mediterranean season, ms Nieuw Amsterdam had its last visit to Santorini for this year. Time to head over to Oia to take some beautiful images of the amazing scenery that unfolds in front of you as you walk the narrow streets. Oia is certainly one of the most picturesque places in Greece and should be on anybody’s list when visiting Santorini island.

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Gorgeous views are just one of the many things you can bring home from your cruise. But if you’d like to purchase one of Marco’s photos or another souvenir that reminds you of your Holland America Line cruise, visit the line’s online store: www.shophollandamerica.com.

2 Comments
  • Donald Watson

    Hello Marco. We are sailing on the Niuew Amsterdam from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, embarking Oct 7th 2016. We sailed several times on Holland America ships and actually took the Nieuw Amsterdam from Venice to Istanbul back to Venice and crossed the Atlantic I believe in 2012. We are occupying a Neptune suite and have also booked a family “cabana” for the entire Panama Canal trip. My question to you is, we were recently on a Carnival cruise in February of this year and found some disturbing procedures, mainly in the formal dining room. I don’t expect you to comment on what another cruise line does but since Carnival is the umbrella for Holland America, I thought I pass along my concerns. In the dinning room, there were no table cloths on the tables just place mats. That didn’t bother us as much as to how the meals were served. When we ordered a soup, appetizer, salad, they were all brought at the same time. We didn’t have time to finish the dishes before the main course arrived. It made for a very crowded table and not a good dining experience. I didn’t fault the dining staff, as I was told that is the new way that management wanted it. I hope the Nieuw Amsterdam is not following this same routine as I would be really disappointed since we’re paying for great amenities. Just my thoughts but I thought I would pass it along. I would like to hear your comments if I could please. If you are no longer in this position could you please pass this to who ever is. Don Watson Booking #VTCH9D

  • Donald Watson

    Hello Marco. We are sailing on the Niuew Amsterdam from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, embarking Oct 7th 2016. We sailed several times on Holland America ships and actually took the Nieuw Amsterdam from Venice to Istanbul back to Venice and crossed the Atlantic I believe in 2012. We are occupying a Neptune suite and have also booked a family “cabana” for the entire Panama Canal trip. My question to you is, we were recently on a Carnival cruise in February of this year and found some disturbing procedures, mainly in the formal dining room. I don’t expect you to comment on what another cruise line does but since Carnival is the umbrella for Holland America, I thought I pass along my concerns. In the dinning room, there were no table cloths on the tables just place mats. That didn’t bother us as much as to how the meals were served. When we ordered a soup, appetizer, salad, they were all brought at the same time. We didn’t have time to finish the dishes before the main course arrived. It made for a very crowded table and not a good dining experience. I didn’t fault the dining staff, as I was told that is the new way that management wanted it. I hope the Nieuw Amsterdam is not following this same routine as I would be really disappointed since we’re paying for great amenities. Just my thoughts but I thought I would pass it along. I would like to hear your comments if I could please. If you are no longer in this position could you please pass this to who ever is. Don Watson Booking #VTCH9D

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