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Cruise Diary: Kusadasi, Turkey

Cruise Diary: Kusadasi, Turkey

July 26, 2012 Today we docked in Kusadasi, Turkey. Our first stop on the Asian continent on this cruise. Most guests left the ship early to see the excavations at Ephesus. So did we, last year on ms Noordam. This year we stayed in Kusadasi.

Cruise Diary: Istanbul, Turkey

Cruise Diary: Istanbul, Turkey

July 23, 2012 After eating a solid breakfast we took the tram to the city again. We first went to the Gülhane Parki to walk around the Topkapi Palace, which was closed on Tuesdays. Unfortunately, the Topkapi Palace could not really be seen from the park because of the old wall surrounding the palace. The…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Kusadasi

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Kusadasi

I’m in Alaska now, but I was in Turkey last summer. The delicious, local food was a real treat. I enjoyed watching them prepare the dishes. Yono Sudarto Controller ms Statendam

Two DAM Ships at Kusadasi

Two DAM Ships at Kusadasi

Thanks to tour operator Mert Kavafoglu from SeaSong Tours in Kusadasi for sharing these photos of Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam at the port June 13.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Istanbul

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Istanbul

Istanbul is a beautiful city that presents a very unique skyline. The skyline has many impressive feats of architecture that stand tall and proud above the many other buildings in the area. No visit to Istanbul would be complete without a visit historic landmarks like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental…   read more of “Explorer’s…”