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Marco’s Moments: Welcome to Europe

Marco’s Moments: Welcome to Europe

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…”

Cruise Diary: Beautiful Barcelona

Cruise Diary: Beautiful Barcelona

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:…”

More ‘Best of Europe’ Photos

More ‘Best of Europe’ Photos

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

Rotterdam Postcards from the Mediterranean

Rotterdam Postcards from the Mediterranean

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

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Alnwick Garden

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Alnwick Garden

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

Snapshots from Around Italy

Snapshots from Around Italy

Thanks to Barbara and Dave for sending in some gorgeous pictures of Italy taken during their 2008 HAL cruise.