A cruise to Europe can be the ideal family vacation. There is something for everyone, from history and culture to sun and fun. And every Holland America Line ship is welcoming to guests of all ages. In fact, the Club HAL program is set up to entertain kids from three through teen. Guest Joost van… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
“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…”
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…”
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.
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…”
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.
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.
A total of six boxes full of various books and novels, e-books, and board games were offloaded during ms Prinsendam’s recent call at Lorient, France. The Seaman’s Center in Lorient gladly took the donations and in the photos below you can see representatives from the Seaman’s Center with their van full of the boxes and… read more of “Prinsendam Makes…”