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Statendam Postcard from Alaska CruiseTour

Statendam Postcard from Alaska CruiseTour

HAL guest Ed Monk shared this note and photo with us from his recent Alaska CruiseTour on board Statendam. Thanks, Ed! My wife and I recently sailed on the Statendam and we took part in the Alaskan CruiseTour #18 and had a wonderful time. We especially enjoyed our tour director Lauren Shinn. Her professionalism and…   read more of “Statendam Postcard…”

Cruise Diary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Cruise Diary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

It’s great that we can send and receive e-mails and write blog entries from the high seas on board the Holland America Line cruise ships. Since we began our cruise diary series a few cruises ago, I must say that the satellite connection is getting better and better. I was able to read a review…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Overnight at Istanbul

Cruise Diary: Overnight at Istanbul

Travel writer Raisa Rivas is sailing aboard Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout her voyage. Photos by Gregorio Mayi. After a morning of relaxation, just looking around the ship and a few stops in the buffet, we went to the bow that was opened for passengers to see the arrival of…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

iPhone iBlog: Istanbul’s Cultural Treasures

iPhone iBlog: Istanbul’s Cultural Treasures

If you cruise to Istanbul on Holland America Line, consider the line’s Taste of Istanbul: Cultural Treasures and Cuisine tour. It was excellent! The tour includes a visit to an award-winning restaurant, a traditional spice market, the Grand Bazaar, Beyoglu Market and Istanbul’s largest fish market. The Grand Bazaar has 4,000 shops and 22 entrances….   read more of “iPhone iBlog:…”

Cruise Diary: Spectacular Athens

Cruise Diary: Spectacular Athens

Travel writer Raisa Rivas is sailing aboard Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout her voyage. Photos by Gregorio Mayi. As Piraeus is about 30-40 minutes away from the principal attractions in Athens, some people decided to go for a walk and go shopping close to the pier. But for most of…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Noordam Crew Explore Ancient Ruins of Ephesus

Noordam Crew Explore Ancient Ruins of Ephesus

On September 14, 70 Noordam crew members explored the ruins of Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey. The crew were amazed by the magnitude of this 3,000 year-old site. Special thanks to Stateroom Attendants Romi Riynaldo and Riwala Lande for the photos.

Touring Mycenae and the Palamidi Castle

Touring Mycenae and the Palamidi Castle

During Nieuw Amsterdam’s last visit to Navplion, Greece, several groups took part in the Mycenae and Palamidi Castle tour. Everyone enters through the famous Lion’s Gate, Europe’s oldest existing example of monumental statuary. A short distance away from the citadel is the Beehive Tomb, a place thought to be the burial site of Agamemnon. After…   read more of “Touring Mycenae and…”

Gorgeous Glaciers in Alaska

Gorgeous Glaciers in Alaska

Zaandam’s Assistant Shore Excursions Manager Rodrigo Rumjanek sent in these beautiful photos taken during the Helicopter Flightseeing & Glacier Extended Trek tour in Juneau.