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Cruise Diary: Thanks for the Memory

Cruise Diary: Thanks for the Memory

Days 111-112, April 26-27: Gratitude is like a bud that blooms into a beautiful flower when thanks are actually given. Today I have a whole garden of blossoms for Holland America’s Amsterdam as our 112-day Grand World Voyage draws to an end. This World Cruise, of which Humberto, Duffy (our bear that went around the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: On The Amsterdam, You Can’t Help But Call Them A-door-able!

Cruise Diary: On The Amsterdam, You Can’t Help But Call Them A-door-able!

Days 106-107, April 21-22: Travel guides and articles often advise you to notice the distinctive doors in locales such as Santorini, Venice, and Malta, and on our Grand World Voyage, for example, in Recife, Brazil, where many doors of homes and businesses sport beautiful iron grillwork. Humberto, Duffy (our bear that went around the world)…   read more of “Cruise Diary: On…”

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…”