We have returned to Barcelona where the second part of this wonderful cruise will start. We said goodbye to the fellow guests we have met and are now meeting the new guests. Barcelona is one of our favorite cities. Although we have visited here many times we always discover new things when we return. The… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Knowing that the ship was scheduled to call in Cadiz, Spain on September 25, I organized an educational tour for the Beverage Department. Cadiz is the gateway to Jerez De La Frontera, where Sherry and Brandy come from. Bodegas Domecq and Fundador, makers of Sherry Terry, Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Brandy Terry and Brandy Fundador, opened… read more of “Rotterdam Crew Tour…”
Last week we sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam from Barcelona to Barcelona. These are the ships we saw at port in Barcelona. Enjoy!
The Nieuw Amsterdam team had the opportunity to go on an educational excursion to the famous Torres Winery in Penedes, Spain, during our visit to Barcelona. It was an amazing experience, as the winery boasted a state of art audio-visual theatre in which they presented their brief history. No doubt the winery is fully equipped… read more of “Explorer’s…”
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…”
It was a pleasure for us to welcome Ryndam last week during her crossing. For her first call, we arranged a folkloric group show. They performed a selection of our traditional songs and dances for the ship’s guests. Around 46 percent took a shore excursion and we think they enjoyed their stay in Tenerife. Here… read more of “Ryndam’s…”
Since the Nieuw Amsterdam spent two full days in Cadiz, Spain, I decided to do the Stunning Seville tour. I have never been to Seville before so I was in for a treat! We started the tour at the Alcazar, the Royal Palace, an incredible example of the detailed architecture of those days, originally used… read more of “Marco’s…”
On April 16 in Cartagena, Spain, Nieuw Amsterdam had a very special visit from 414 of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage guests. As stated in my previous blog post, guests arrived at the ship at 10:00 a.m., where they were welcomed by the Captain and officers of ms Nieuw Amsterdam. They boarded the ship for a… read more of “Amsterdam Guests…”