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A Pictorial Wrapup of the 2016 Grand World Voyage from our Blogging Cruisers

A Pictorial Wrapup of the 2016 Grand World Voyage from our Blogging Cruisers

The 2016 Grand World Voyage was an epic 115-day cruise to far-off lands and gorgeous locales. It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago it came to an end, and those who called Amsterdam home for four months returned to their regular lives. During the journey, Amsterdam hosted some of our regular cruisers who documented…   read more of “A Pictorial Wrapup…”

Shore Excursions Introduce A World of European Wines

Shore Excursions Introduce A World of European Wines

“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” -Benjamin Franklin Wine is among the oldest human indulgences – dating back to ancient Mesopotamia. Bottles of wine were buried in the Pharaoh’s tombs so they could entertain guests in the afterlife, the…   read more of “Shore Excursions…”

Rotterdam Leaving Beautiful Funchal

Rotterdam Leaving Beautiful Funchal

Thanks to Irene Lui, our colleague at Seabourn, for sending in these photos of Rotterdam departing Funchal, Madeira, on her last European crossing.

Cruise Diary: Funchal

Cruise Diary: Funchal

Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ve just received these wonderful posts. We’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! We had a very nice crossing of the Atlantic until the last two days. The Captain altered course and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Spotted: HAL Ships in Funchal, Madeira

Spotted: HAL Ships in Funchal, Madeira

Last week we stayed in Funchal, Madeira. We saw three HAL ships – Amsterdam, Eurodam and Ryndam. I’ll start with Amsterdam, April 20, 2012. — Aad Hoogesteger

Marco’s Moments: Welcome to Europe

Marco’s Moments: Welcome to Europe

After seven days at sea, we finally saw land again. I woke up early to see our arrival into Madeira, which was very beautiful with all the twinkling lights on the mountains. In the afternoon my wife, our son, Glenn and I decided to explore and we took the cable car up the mountain to…   read more of “Marco’s…”