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Cruise Diary: Mykonos, Greece

Cruise Diary: Mykonos, Greece

July 24, 2012 We love the way Holland America compiled the itinerary for this cruise. Not just every day an early arrival in port to leave around 5 pm but more or less tailored to the destination. Our arrival in Mykonos was scheduled for 1 pm, so we had an extra half sea-day. Time enough…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Athens, Greece

Cruise Diary: Athens, Greece

July 22, 2012 We were supposed to arrive at Piraeus, the port city closest to Athens, at 8:00 a.m., but we think it was actually closer to 6:00 a.m. The sound of the azipod thrusters (used to park the ship in the right berth) woke us up. Looking out of the window was like looking…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Santorini on Four Wheels

Santorini on Four Wheels

So what could possibly make one of my favorite places on the planet better? Seeing it from an ATV! And so that’s what I set out to do on Noordam’s recent call to one of my very favorite places—Santorini. Among the many perks of being a crewmember is that we often get discounts on all…   read more of “Santorini on Four…”

Sunset Tendering in Greece

Sunset Tendering in Greece

Here is a great photo of a sunset tendering in Mykonos! Jeff Schibel is Nieuw Amsterdam’s human resources manager.

View of Nieuw Amsterdam from Above

View of Nieuw Amsterdam from Above

Thanks to HAL guest Scott for sending in photos he took of ms Nieuw Amsterdam from the cable cars high above in Santorini, Greece.

Postcards from Navplion, Greece

Postcards from Navplion, Greece

Special thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam’s Florist Yusdi Widodo for these beautiful photos of Navplion, Greece.

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…”