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Must-Do Shore Excursions for First-Time Visitors on a Baltic Cruise

Must-Do Shore Excursions for First-Time Visitors on a Baltic Cruise

Holland America Line’s Baltic cruises take guests back in time to an era where Vikings roamed and czars reigned. The capital cities of northern Europe are filled with storied palaces and quaint Old Towns. Cities like St. Petersburg, Russia, and Berlin, Germany, are some of the most historically and culturally rich in the world. Helsinki,…   read more of “Must-Do Shore…”

Signature Ships Visit Quaint European Ports on Newly Added 2015 Itineraries

Signature Ships Visit Quaint European Ports on Newly Added 2015 Itineraries

When Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam explore Europe this summer and fall, both Signature-Class ships will set sail on longer journeys that visit some of the most charming, quaint and lesser-known ports in the region. These itineraries were recently added to the ships’ line-up to add more comprehensive options and to extend the season into the…   read more of “Signature Ships…”

Favorite Photos Throughout Europe

Favorite Photos Throughout Europe

As “Europe Week” continues, we share guest Patricia’s post highlighting her favorite ports during her Eurodam vacation. She loved Tallinn and Helsinki. We also asked Facebook fans to share photos of their favorite ports, and we got a fabulous variety! What are your favorite port? Let us know in the comments below! I just completed…   read more of “Favorite Photos…”

Cruise Diary: Tallinn, Estonia

Cruise Diary: Tallinn, Estonia

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! After a tasty room-service breakfast, I indulged in a short complementary mini-massage in the ship’s spa. Delightful! Like many other HAL Eurodam guests, this was our first visit to Estonia. Before achieving independence in 1991, flags of Denmark,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Tallin is a beautiful city that offers a lot of cultural experiences. The medieval Old Town has a lot of charm with its red-tiled roofs and turrets. This year Tallin is the European Capital of Culture, so there are even more events and activities. Even the city’s famous Kadriorg Palace was built on the order…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

A Stroll Through Tallinn, Estonia’s Historic Old Town

A Stroll Through Tallinn, Estonia’s Historic Old Town

Tallin, Estonia is a very pretty city. The Historic Centre (Old Town) is protected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The city is marked by cobbled streets and various styles of architecture. Here are some photos from our visit. Enjoy!

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Tallinn, Estonia

I snapped this while in Tallin during the Old Town and Rocca al Mare tour. It is a storage shed in Rocca al Mare, an open-air museum of traditional Eesti rural architecture. It shows how locals adapted to difficult winter conditions. Rocca al Mare is nearly a complete village made up from authentic old houses…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Cruise Diary: A Walk Through Tallinn, Estonia

Cruise Diary: A Walk Through Tallinn, Estonia

Monday we left Eurodam bright and early and took a trip back in time to the Medieval days! Cobblestone streets, churches that date back hundreds of years, great shops, wonderful restaurants and many charming people in Tallinn. Our guided tour with Holland America took us on A Stroll through Tallinn’s Old Town to see a…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A…”