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Buenos Aires: It Takes Two Days To Tango

Buenos Aires: It Takes Two Days To Tango

Holland America’s Veendam rounds Cape Horn on a series of cruises between now and March 2010 with overnights on select sailings in Buenos Aires. Though Buenos Aires is a large city, you can take in the major attractions in a couple of days. During my short stay, I dined extravagantly on world-renowned Argentine beef, took in…   read more of “Buenos Aires: It…”

San Diego: Perfect Port For Families

San Diego: Perfect Port For Families

[Holland America Line’s Westerdam is in San Diego today.] For families, there is no better cruise port than San Diego. Only a few minutes from the cruise terminal is Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Encompassing 1,200 acres, Balboa Park is second only to the Smithsonian in size and is often referred to…   read more of “San Diego: Perfect…”

Magnificent Monaco

Magnificent Monaco

[Rotterdam is in Monte Carlo today.] Part of the principality of Monaco, Monte-Carlo is named for the mountain on which the town stands, where the Maritime Alps meet the Mediterranean Sea. Monte Carlo is a small town with a permament population of 3,000 but with a global reputation for jet-setting fun. Modern glamour mingles between…   read more of “Magnificent…”

Exotic Eze

Oosterdam is in Monte Carlo today. By bus, taxi or train, find your way to Eze, a charming hilltop village overlooking the Cote d’Azur. The medieval village features winding cobblestone streets and an exotic garden at the top of the village offering to-die-for views of the Mediterranean

Being In Berlin

Being In Berlin

[Holland America Line’s Rotterdam is in Warnemunde, Germany, today, with excursions to Berlin] How do you experience the real Berlin? Nicole Röbel (pictured), who represents Berlin’s official tourism department, lists five things visitors must do to say they’ve truly been to Berlin.

Why You Should Cruise From Copenhagen

Rotterdam departed Copenhagen yesterday, bringing to an end Holland America Line’s cruise season in the Danish capital for 2009. Holland America Line will return in 2010. Following is a story about my move to Scandinavia in 2007 and why any cruiser should consider a visit here. In December of 2007, I moved from America’s happiest…   read more of “Why You Should…”

Copenhagen, Two Perfect Days: Day Two

Copenhagen, Two Perfect Days: Day Two

[Holland America Line’s Rotterdam is in Copenhagen today, docked at Copenhagen’s Freeport. Langelinie is only a short distance away for those who would like to follow the recommendations below. Ideally, these reports are for two-day stays before or after your Holland America Line cruise to/from Copenhagen.] Day two of Two Perfect Days in Copenhagen takes…   read more of “Copenhagen, Two…”