After seven days at sea, we finally saw land again. I woke up early to see our arrival into Madeira, which was very beautiful with all the twinkling lights on the mountains. In the afternoon my wife, our son, Glenn and I decided to explore and we took the cable car up the mountain to… read more of “Marco’s…”
The season has started again in Rotterdam. Here are some pictures I took. Enjoy. – Aad Hoogesteger
Days 100-101, April 15-16: “Que bonita es Barcelona, tierra del Mediterraneo …” How beautiful Barcelona is, land of the Mediterranean… So goes an old Spanish song. And the truth is that Barcelona is a beauty – you may remember it from the panoramic views televised during the 1992 Olympics when it served as the host… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
A few days ago we visited Funchal, Madeira, part of Portugal that is well-known as a Port wine place, as well as the flower island of Portugal. The city was nice, clean and friendly. I bought some wines and souvenirs, and enjoyed the scenery and wonderful weather. It’s a nice place to be added on… read more of “Magnificent Sights…”
HAL Facebook fan Janet Wees shared these beautiful photos from her European cruise with HAL. Thanks, Janet! Here are some photos for the blog. My favorite is the first one of the sand and beach on the island of Terschelling in Holland. Europe is so worth celebrating! Janet Wees Calgary, Canada
We enjoyed the most memorable 24-day cruise with Holland America Line. It exceeded our expectations in every way. Thank you, HAL! – Keith and Helen Ham, HAL guests
The Alnwick Garden in England is a beautiful public garden that has many special elements, including a bamboo labyrinth, “poison” garden, cherry orchard and a fun treehouse. But today is was not the flora that caught my eye, but this amazing dove. Martyna Bujonek Adagio Strings Band Leader ms Eurodam
Thanks to Barbara and Dave for sending in some gorgeous pictures of Italy taken during their 2008 HAL cruise.