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Photo Diary: Venice

Photo Diary: Venice

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 overnight call at Venice, Italy. One of the most romantic cities in Europe, Venice provides wonderful scenery, excellent architecture & classic artwork. From gondola’s and…   read more of “Photo Diary:…”

Photo Diary: Exploring Italy and Corsica

Photo Diary: Exploring Italy and Corsica

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.

Celebrating 140 Years: Venice Then and Now

Celebrating 140 Years: Venice Then and Now

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. Holland America Line’s rich 140-year history is captured perfectly in these two photos. There is a span of 83 years between these two images yet some things never change. Our guests lined the decks in 1929 onboard the ss Statendam III as she…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

An Unforgettable Voyage Through the Mediterranean

An Unforgettable Voyage Through the Mediterranean

Thanks to HAL guest Kateryna Arkhypova for sending in this post and great photos from her cruise through the Mediterranean. In May, 2012 my family and I made ​​a fantastic and unforgettable journey through the Mediterranean. It was a glamorous trip with the wonderful Eurodam and it left a lasting impression! — Kateryna Arkhypova

Traveling Europe on Nieuw Amsterdam

Traveling Europe on Nieuw Amsterdam

Thanks to HAL guests Helena and Jeremy Blue for sending in this post and gorgeous photos from their European crusie with Nieuw Amsterdam. My husband and I had the pleasure of cruising on Nieuw Amsterdam in April/May of 2012. Here are a few of our favorite places. — Helena and Jeremy Blue

Striking Sunrise in Palermo, Italy

Striking Sunrise in Palermo, Italy

Thanks to Mariners Mike and Stephanie Greensberg for sending in this picture of the beautiful sunrise they encountered while sailing to Palermo, Italy. The sunrise as we were approaching Palermo on Oct. 4, 2012. We were on Noordam for a 10-day Mediterranean cruise. – Mike and Stephanie Greenberg