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Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

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 starting from the beginning so you don’t miss anything, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! We hope you had a wonderful Happy Easter,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Almeira and Granada, Spain

Cruise Diary: Almeira and Granada, Spain

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! We finally made it into the Mediterranean Sea. Almeria, Spain is along the southern coast of Spain. At the eastern edge of Andalusia lies the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Gibraltar, British Territory

Cruise Diary: Gibraltar, British Territory

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! Welcome to Gibraltar, British Territory! This is a very interesting place, and we have visited here several times in…   read more of “Cruise 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: The Mediterranean

Celebrating 140 Years: The Mediterranean

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: The Mediterranean In the Vatican, Renaissance art is on display, while in boutiques the latest fashion awaits. The joyous patterning of tile…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

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

Noordam Docked at Dubrovnik

Noordam Docked at Dubrovnik

Thanks to HAL guest Dave McKay for sending in this beautiful photo. Here is a great shot of Noordam anchored at Dubrovnik, Croatia on a beautiful day. — Dave McKay