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Cartagena: A Gem of a Colonial City

Cartagena: A Gem of a Colonial City

My Panama Canal cruise is winding down when Volendam docks at one of our last ports: Cartagena, Colombia. I’m with my unflappable photographer, Joe Schmelzer, because we’re covering the cruise for Mariner magazine. We’ve both heard about the colonial city of Cartagena for years, and are jumping out of our skin to compare the praise…   read more of “Cartagena: A Gem of…”

Sun-Kissed Skies & Culturally Rich Ports Greet Koningsdam on 2016 Med Cruises

Sun-Kissed Skies & Culturally Rich Ports Greet Koningsdam on 2016 Med Cruises

When Koningsdam sets sail in April, guests onboard will be part of one of the most important moments in recent Holland America Line history. The flagship of the Holland America Line fleet will carry forward all of the line’s tradition, nautical heritage and signature service and style, all while ushering in a new era of…   read more of “Sun-Kissed Skies…”

Koningsdam Itinerary Preview: Bookings Open Dec. 1 for ‘Premiere Sailings’

Koningsdam Itinerary Preview: Bookings Open Dec. 1 for ‘Premiere Sailings’

When Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam sets sail in February 2016 the new ship will ply the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a seven-day Premiere Voyage and continue on a series of 12-day Premiere Sailings in Europe through early May 2016. The debut cruises will explore some of the region’s most popular capitals, culturally…   read more of “Koningsdam…”

Port Spotlight: Cartagena, Colombia

Port Spotlight: Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia, is a big, bustling modern city. Within this metropolis of more than a million people is the walled Old Town that dates back hundreds of years. On a Panama Canal cruise on ms Veendam from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego, Cartagena was the last port of call before we entered the Canal, and…   read more of “Port Spotlight:…”

Rotterdam Cruises to Spain

Rotterdam Cruises to Spain

Thanks to HAL guest Jan en Ria Ladenius for sending in these great photos of Rotterdam while it was docked at Cadiz and Cartagena, Spain.

Art and Life Unite at Cartagena

Art and Life Unite at Cartagena

Thanks to Niño L. Lagare, Eurodam‘s second electrician, for sending in this great photo from Cartagena, Spain. It takes a man and a woman! Sunny day in Cartagena, Spain.