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…”
From engineering admirers and history buffs to fans of the utterly unique, the Panama Canal continues to draw travelers from all over the world with its distinguished title as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. From the incredible sensation of moving throughout its famous locks to soaking up the rich history and… read more of “Top Reasons Why A…”
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…”
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…”
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:…”
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.
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.
On Nov. 4th, at the Port of Cartagena, Colombia, Zuiderdam made a large donation to the local non-profit organization Granitos de Paz (Grains of Peace) and Friends for Colombia. With the help of many hands, Zuiderdam was able to donate: · 7 boxes of hangers · 1 box of pillow cases · 21 boxes of… read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”