Cruising the azure waters and sun-kissed skies of the Mediterranean and southern coasts of Europe is a dream for many holidaymakers, and Holland America Line provides a memorable opportunity to explore one of the hidden gems of Southern Europe: the Adriatic Sea. The Adriatic is a long and narrow sea known for its turquoise waters,… read more of “Looking for Unique…”
Are you thinking about taking a Mediterranean cruise but can’t decide which itinerary is best for you? Hear about the top Mediterranean ports from the people who know best … our own past passengers! The “Cruise Experts Tell All” series turns to our own guests to get an insider’s perspective on cruising. We asked our… read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”
Europe is one of the most exciting regions in the world. From the tip of Norway to the shores of Greece, it’s home to some of the most popular and well-known cities like Barcelona, Venice, Athens, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen and Bergen.
Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke recently sailed on Eurodam throughout Europe, and the ship called at some interesting, off-the-beaten-path ports that aren’t often found on cruise itineraries. Similarly, Nieuw Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Marco van Belleghem and Future Cruise Consultant Joanne Gardner snapped some memorable photos at the unique port of Kotor, Montenegro. Enjoy “visiting” these unique… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! This country and port were a first for us, and for most of the passengers on this ship for that matter. It was a beautiful,… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
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
Special thanks to Peter Huijgen for sharing these beautiful photos from his recent Mediterranean cruise aboard Nieuw Amsterdam.
July 20, 2012: We started our day with scenic cruising. The Bay of Kotor is so beautiful. They sometimes call it Europe’s southernmost fjord but in actuality it is a river canyon that is flooded. We were on deck 5 again on the forward bow. Around 9 or 10 a.m. it was already 25-30 degrees… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”