Skip To Content
- Blog -
Topic Search

Tag: ms Rotterdam

Walking Like an Egyptian

Walking Like an Egyptian

All I could think as the bus pulled away from the ship was, “I’m really here … really in Africa … really on my way to the only remaining wonder of the ancient world.” You guessed it, today we’re in Egypt! Alexandria is a three-hour bus ride from Cairo and I knew that, like Jerusalem,…   read more of “Walking Like an…”

Exploring Jerusalem

Exploring Jerusalem

I honestly didn’t know what to expect from our call at Jerusalem. Growing up Catholic I am very familiar with the stories and the significance of the place, but I never quite appreciated it fully until I was there. Yesterday, Rotterdam called on Ashdod, Israel, gateway to Jerusalem. Starting over a month ago, I organized…   read more of “Exploring…”

Cruise Diary: Our Cruise is Over

Cruise Diary: Our Cruise is Over

This will be my last blog for this cruise written from my home base. We had ended our cruise this weekend in Piraeus. Our last port of call was Kusadasi on Friday, and this port was very special. My youngest daughter, who I (through circumstances) had not seen for seven years, was on holiday there,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Our…”

It’s All Greek to Me!

It’s All Greek to Me!

Yesterday was a busy day in Santorini — nine ships visited at different times during the day. Two of those ships were Holland America Line ships. The Noordam has been following us for the last few days! If you’ve ever seen a picture of Greece, you’ve seen Santorini. Santorini is “the Greek port.” Little white…   read more of “It’s All…”

Cruise Diary: Oct. 1, Santorini, Greece

Cruise Diary: Oct. 1, Santorini, Greece

Aboard ms Rotterdam, calling at Santorini, Greece. Today we were in Santorini. First, we took tenders to shore, then we traveled up a hill by cable car. From there, I witnessed one of the most beautiful views I have ever have seen in my life.

Cruise Diary: Master Chef’s Dinner

Cruise Diary: Master Chef’s Dinner

Aboard ms Rotterdam. This Wednesday we had the Master Chef’s Dinner. It was so nice to see all of the table stewards and other dining room staff — what a great celebration it was. We even had a speech from Executive Chef Peter Kofler, which resulted in a warm applause for all involved in preparing…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Truly a Dessert Extravaganza

Cruise Diary: Truly a Dessert Extravaganza

Aboard ms Rotterdam. Tuesday night gave another highlight of the cruise. Peter Kofler, the executive chef, and his staff showed their talents in creating the most fabulous dessert creations. Let the pictures show what is I think was the most photographed event of our cruise. Peter, it was great.