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Explorer’s Scrapbook: St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Explorer’s Scrapbook: St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Sunlight steams in from the windows in the largest church in the world. Home to some of the holiest sites in Catholicism, anyone can appreciate the priceless works of art and sheer size of this iconic place. Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam

Facebook Fans ‘Best of Europe’ Photos

Facebook Fans ‘Best of Europe’ Photos

We asked our Facebook fans to submit their favorite photos from Europe, and we received some amazing shots. Enjoy! This photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in October 2010, while cruising on the ms Noordam. Enjoy! – Sarah Koss

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Buon Appetito!

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Buon Appetito!

As they say… ‘When in Rome…” When in Rome I eat as the Romans do. Don’t forget to have this favorite of mine — Spaghetti Carbonara. It’s not a creamy sauce like you find in the U.S. After the crisp bacon chunks and black pepper are added to spaghetti straight from the pot a raw…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Valencia, Spain

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Valencia, Spain

We’ve showed the City of Arts and Sciences Museum in Valencia before, but this photo is too eye-catching not to share. This facility is extensive and has a lot of different angles to capture the incredible architecture. Not to be missed if you call here on your itinerary. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Normandy, France

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Normandy, France

To walk on the beaches of Normandy is to walk in the footsteps of real heroes. Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Jerez is the sherry making capital of the world. It’s a wonderful place filled with the sweet smell of sherry. Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The London Eye

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The London Eye

The London Eye is one of many landmarks in London. While our ships don’t really call in London, you can get there from some of our port calls and I have had the opportunity to visit several times. I cannot wait to go back. Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam

Explorer’s Scrapbook: South Queensferry

Explorer’s Scrapbook: South Queensferry

This bridge is the railway bridge at South Queensferry, the gateway port to Edinburgh, Scotland. Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental and Health Officer ms Amsterdam