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Shore Excursions Introduce A World of European Wines

Shore Excursions Introduce A World of European Wines

“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” -Benjamin Franklin Wine is among the oldest human indulgences – dating back to ancient Mesopotamia. Bottles of wine were buried in the Pharaoh’s tombs so they could entertain guests in the afterlife, the…   read more of “Shore Excursions…”

Video: Exploring the Adriatic Aboard Noordam

Thanks to guest Noel Bell for sharing with us the video he made after his recent 15-day Adriatic Explorer Collectors Cruise on Noordam. I just finished this video. Hope you enjoy my trip’s highlights. I sailed on Noordam from Rome to Athens (15 Days) visiting Livorno, Florence, Venice, Naples and the Amalfi Coast in Italy;…   read more of “Video: Exploring…”

Photo Diary: Exploring Italy and Corsica

Photo Diary: Exploring Italy and Corsica

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, is on Noordam for 21 days and is sharing with us photos from his trip. Here are beautiful photos taken during his calls at Livorno (Florence), Corsica and Naples.

Celebrating Special Moments with HAL, Part 1

Celebrating Special Moments with HAL, Part 1

Our Facebook fans sent us photos of their on-board celebrations. We received some great images! Thanks for sharing your special moments with us. Jim and I celebrated our joint retirement on board the ms Statendam in November/December 2012 by cruising through the Panama Canal and then off to the Hawaiian and French Polynesian Islands. A…   read more of “Celebrating Special…”

The Beauty of Clouds and Reflections

The Beauty of Clouds and Reflections

My travels allow me to see some fabulous sites, architecture, people and landscapes. Sometimes we forget to look up. These clouds are from around the world and reflections are something that have become an interest to me since taking up this camera. They are from Cambodia, Alaska and the fiery skies of Rouen, France.

Prinsendam at Bordeaux, France

Prinsendam at Bordeaux, France

Special thanks to Jonathan for posting more wonderful photos of Prinsendam on the French website, Les Paquebots à Bordeau ( Cruise Ships in Bordeaux) and his personal Flickr profile.