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My Mediterranean Cruise: ‘Rome: My European Home’

My Mediterranean Cruise: ‘Rome: My European Home’

When I visited Rome for the first time, in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed, I did all the research, devoured all the guidebooks, all the websites (it was also my first European trip, so the pressure was really on). The result of all this prep work was a set-in-stone, absolutely-can’t-miss list of five iconic Roman…   read more of “My Mediterranean…”

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

“I travel to feel the ancient intangibles and hear the whispers of history.” – Elise Abeth. For some, wanderlust is driven by adventure or the arts, while others are passionate about discovering the rich history found in every corner of the globe. Whether it’s an ancient temple, citadel or library, Holland America Line offers an…   read more of “Step Back in Time…”

Touring Wondrous Ostia Antica

Touring Wondrous Ostia Antica

I’ve been to Pompeii several times but this was the first time to Ostia Antica, a large archeological site reached from the port of Civitavecchia. It is amazing both in size and quality of the excavation. It is also beautiful with all the trees and lovely boulevards, unlike Pompeii with no shade. This ancient port…   read more of “Touring Wondrous…”

Past Westerdam Spotted in Italy

Past Westerdam Spotted in Italy

Big thanks to the Bert Lamers who just so happened to be sailing the Mediterranean with his wife and spotted the Thomson Dream, aka HAL’s past Westerdam! Below is the great photo Bert was able to snap as it was departing Civitavecchia on August 29. Thanks Bert!

A Wonder of European Technology…

A Wonder of European Technology…

Just when I thought I had seen all there was to see in Europe, just as I had started to become jaded to the beauty and wonder of this ancient place, something quite unexpected and altogether wonderful happened. I discovered a marvel of modern technology. It was a normal morning in Civitavecchia and I was…   read more of “A Wonder of…”

Rotterdam Crew Tour Rome

Rotterdam Crew Tour Rome

Special thanks to Mochamad Ardiansyah Aloetsyah, Rotterdam’s human resources clerk, for sharing this post. On May 11, 2012, our ship Rotterdam arrived in Civitavecchia, Italy. We took part in the Highlights of Rome tour. There were many beautiful and famous places there. We left the port of Civitavecchia by bus for a 90 minute ride…   read more of “Rotterdam Crew Tour…”

A Tour of Rome

A Tour of Rome

Here are photos from our recent call at Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy. Enjoy!