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…”
If one thing is for sure, it’s that the Mediterranean is heating up for the summer! With millions of people traveling by cruise ship every year, it’s no wonder this unique region is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Known for its stunning landscapes, colorful cities, diverse culture and rich history… read more of “East,…”
Dutch TV celebrity and travel writer Charlotte Van Hoorn recently cruised on ms Prinsendam’s Grand Africa and Mediterranean Voyage.
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
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:…”