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Cruise Diary: Naples, Italy

Cruise Diary: Naples, Italy

The cruise we are currently on is called Mediterranean Treasures and each day we find out why the Med is fantastic with all of its historic and beautiful sites. Napoli (Naples) is a very busy town crowded with traffic but in the middle of the city the beautiful buildings are very well maintained. Just ten…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

iPhone iBlog: Exploring Etruscan Tombs in Italy

iPhone iBlog: Exploring Etruscan Tombs in Italy

Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s public relations manager, for sharing these iPhone photos from her recent excursion in Livorno, Italy, during her Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. This is the first shore excursion I have participated on where the motor coach driver has an espresso machine conveniently located next to his seat. Only in…   read more of “iPhone iBlog:…”

iPhone iBlog: Discovering Italy

iPhone iBlog: Discovering  Italy

Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s public relations manager, for sharing these iPhone photos from her recent Discover Cinque Terre excursion in Italy, during her Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. How cool is this trip with all of the languages! Spanish in Barcelona followed by French in Monte Carlo and now waking up to Italian…   read more of “iPhone iBlog:…”

Cruise Diary: Messina, Italy

Cruise Diary: Messina, Italy

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) sailed the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. This is their last port, so enjoy!

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Portofino, Italy

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Portofino, Italy

We spent an overnight in the small Italian village of Portofino. In the evening I decided to walk up the hill to the church, from where you have a gorgeous view over the village. I saw the yacht in the foreground and thought it would make for a beautiful image. I took several shots and…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Grand Canal in Venice

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Grand Canal in Venice

Venice, the Grand Canal, waiting for the vaparetto (water-bus) after a wonderful meal in a quiet, off the beaten track, restaurant; a full moon and not a soul in sight… Jonathan Mercer Captain ms Eurodam

Prinsendam Postcards from the Mediterranean

Prinsendam Postcards from the Mediterranean

We are back at sea again after a 4 ½ month vacation in the Netherlands. Tomorrow we will finish our Grand Voyage to the Mediterranean. At the moment we are doing a 7-day Atlantic crossing. Here are some pictures from the last four weeks. Enjoy!