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A Creative Tile Table

A Creative Tile Table

Thanks to Holland America Line Personal Cruise Consultant Valerie Vanyo for sharing with us a note from one of her travel agents. Our guests certainly get creative with their Delft tiles! This is the way we have used the HAL tiles. My husband and son assembled this table, and we get SO many comments on…   read more of “A Creative Tile…”

Cruise Diary: Bermuda

Cruise Diary: Bermuda

Five-Star Mariners 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! Because we had to skip Horta in the Azores, the captain got permission for us to go to Bermuda the afternoon ahead of our schedule…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Remembering an Alaska Cruise with Dad

Remembering an Alaska Cruise with Dad

Thanks to Mariner Linda Bair for sharing with us this heartwarming story about her last cruise with her father-in-law. My husband’s father passed away one year ago at the age of 97. One of the happiest memories we have of him is the Alaska cruise on the Volendam that we shared together. We remember his…   read more of “Remembering an…”

Cruise Diary: Azores, Portugal

Cruise Diary: Azores, Portugal

Five-Star Mariners 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! Now headed back across the Atlantic with just a few stops left. Today we docked in Ponta Delgada, Azores. This is a beautiful island that’s…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Dairy: Barcelona, Spain

Cruise Dairy: Barcelona, Spain

Five-Star Mariners 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! We arrived in Barcelona for a 2-day stay right on time at 8 a.m. this morning. We love Barcelona! There are many things to see…   read more of “Cruise Dairy:…”

Cruise Diary: Mahon, Minorca

Cruise Diary: Mahon, Minorca

Five-Star Mariners 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! Welcome to Mahon, Minorca, Spain. Minorca is the capital and seaport of the Spanish island of Minorca (or “Menorca”). Minorca is the second largest and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Civitavecchia, Italy

Cruise Diary: Civitavecchia, Italy

Five-Star Mariners 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 is a port where we go biking! We got off the ship, out the port, and turn right, going along the lovely plaza…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Sicily, Italy

Cruise Diary: Sicily, Italy

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’re catching up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! We had a beautiful day here! The ship was anchored in a bay (Naxos) at the base of the Sicilian city of Taormina (high…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”