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Cruise Diary: Marvelous Funchal, Madeira

Cruise Diary: Marvelous Funchal, Madeira

Day 105, April 20: The Madeira Islands of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean always piqued my interest for various reasons, including the association to the Lost Continent of Atlantis from Plato’s writings. While not likely that this was Atlantis (Santorini in Greece is considered most probable) it is, as our travel guide Barbara said, “romantic…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage Themed Dinners

Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage Themed Dinners

Special thanks to Amsterdam’s Dining Room Manager Sanyoto for sharing this post! Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage is a long journey and a very exotic one. Guests will find exciting ports of call, delicious food and great crew members. The food features a variety of options including local cuisine from every place the ship visits. The…   read more of “Amsterdam’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:…”

Getting into the Greek Spirit

Getting into the Greek Spirit

The Prinsendam truly made their Grand Mediterranean & Black Sea Voyage one to remember. To get everyone in the spirit, a Greek themed dinner was held on the Lido deck. Guests were able to enjoy a variety of Greek entrees and desserts, while making their way over to visit Athens, Santorini and Argostoli. There was…   read more of “Getting into the…”

Cruise Diary: Italy in Our Hearts

Cruise Diary: Italy in Our Hearts

Days 97-98, April 12-13: British poet Robert Browning once said, “Open my heart and you will see, graved inside of it, Italy.” In our hearts, too! We love Italy and have enjoyed many of its iconic sights during the years, including St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Michelangelo’s David in…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Italy…”