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Must-Do Shore Excursions for First-Time Visitors on a Baltic Cruise

Must-Do Shore Excursions for First-Time Visitors on a Baltic Cruise

Holland America Line’s Baltic cruises take guests back in time to an era where Vikings roamed and czars reigned. The capital cities of northern Europe are filled with storied palaces and quaint Old Towns. Cities like St. Petersburg, Russia, and Berlin, Germany, are some of the most historically and culturally rich in the world. Helsinki,…   read more of “Must-Do Shore…”

Bookings Open Today for Koningsdam’s Christening Cruise and Summer Europe

Bookings Open Today for Koningsdam’s Christening Cruise and Summer Europe

You’ve asked and you’ve waited, and now it’s finally here! Starting today guests can make bookings for the summer 2016 European cruises of ms Koningsdam and the May 9 Christening Cruise. As previously detailed on the blog, from May through the summer the ship will be sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on itineraries to…   read more of “Bookings Open Today…”

Top 10 Shore Excursions That Explore the Beauty of the Baltic

Top 10 Shore Excursions That Explore the Beauty of the Baltic

For more than 100, years Holland America Line has cruised northern Europe, introducing travelers to the rich history and beauty of the region. Year after year Denmark, Finland and other northern European counties are counted among the happiest and healthiest in the world. One might think that the northern climates would come with somber moods,…   read more of “Top 10 Shore…”

Favorite Photos Throughout Europe

Favorite Photos Throughout Europe

As “Europe Week” continues, we share guest Patricia’s post highlighting her favorite ports during her Eurodam vacation. She loved Tallinn and Helsinki. We also asked Facebook fans to share photos of their favorite ports, and we got a fabulous variety! What are your favorite port? Let us know in the comments below! I just completed…   read more of “Favorite Photos…”

Cruise Diary: Tallinn, Estonia

Cruise Diary: Tallinn, Estonia

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! After a tasty room-service breakfast, I indulged in a short complementary mini-massage in the ship’s spa. Delightful! Like many other HAL Eurodam guests, this was our first visit to Estonia. Before achieving independence in 1991, flags of Denmark,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Tallin is a beautiful city that offers a lot of cultural experiences. The medieval Old Town has a lot of charm with its red-tiled roofs and turrets. This year Tallin is the European Capital of Culture, so there are even more events and activities. Even the city’s famous Kadriorg Palace was built on the order…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

A Stroll Through Tallinn, Estonia’s Historic Old Town

A Stroll Through Tallinn, Estonia’s Historic Old Town

Tallin, Estonia is a very pretty city. The Historic Centre (Old Town) is protected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The city is marked by cobbled streets and various styles of architecture. Here are some photos from our visit. Enjoy!