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Explorer’s Scrapbook: La Sagrada Familia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: La Sagrada Familia

This picture was taken during a visit to The Sagrada Familia, which means in English “holy family.” The church was designed by Antonio Gaudi and has a very dominate place in the city of Barcelona. Despite the fact that the church is not yet finished, it attracts many tourists. The first stone was placed in…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Swimming with Dolphins

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Swimming with Dolphins

If you want to have fun in Ocho Rios Jamaica, pay a visit to Dolphin Cove resort. You will have the chance to swim with Betta. You will ask yourself who is Betta? She is an amazing dolphin. The instructor told us that she can move her eyes separately as well as look in different…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dragon’s Mouth Caves in Belize

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dragon’s Mouth Caves in Belize

This image was captured in Belize City, Belize, on the “Raiders of the Lost Mayan World: Dragon’s Mouth Cave” shore excursion. We took an hour-long bus ride deep in to the dense Belizean jungle. The tour group in front of us is about to enter the “Dragon’s Mouth,” a cave leading to the Mayan underworld…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Vatican City

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Vatican City

My trip to Vatican City was nothing short of spectacular and it left a lasting impression with me. St. Peter’s Basilica was, without a doubt, the most impressive piece of architecture I’ve ever seen. Pictures and words could not describe how magnificent the basilica was. It’s easy to forget that within the heart of Rome…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Ryndam Crew Tours the Vatican

Ryndam Crew Tours the Vatican

On May 13, several crew members from the Ryndam participated in an amazing tour of the Vatican. They all enjoyed a panoramic drive of the archeological part of Rome (Circus Maximum, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Venice Square) and had a few free hours at St. Peter’s Basilica. Special thanks to Internet Manager Eduard Moldoveanu for the…   read more of “Ryndam Crew Tours…”

Ryndam Crew Swim with the Dolphins in Jamaica

Ryndam Crew Swim with the Dolphins in Jamaica

Earlier this month, several crew members from Ryndam participated in an amazing tour at Dolphin Cove in Jamaica. They had the opportunity to swim, pet and interact with the dolphins and learn about these fascinating creatures. What a great day!

Cruise Diary: Belize Zipline Tour

Cruise Diary: Belize Zipline Tour

Special thanks to Kelsey Differding, Holland America Line’s corporate giving coordinator, for submitting this post and photos from her shore excursion tour in Belize. We stopped in Belize the other day. It was recommended we book a shore ex at this port since they do not have an actual terminal or main beach to lay…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Le Cirque at the Pinnacle Grill

Cruise Diary: Le Cirque at the Pinnacle Grill

The Pinnacle Grill is my favorite restaurant on Holland America ships and now it is offering something new called Le Cirque at the Pinnacle Grill. It’s so new, in fact, that when I recently made my reservation for the dinner on ms Ryndam, it was only the second time the ship had offered it. The…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Le…”