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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Venice, Italy

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Venice, Italy

These performers were decked out in vibrant, traditional costumes and certainly looked like they belonged in the streets of Venice. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam

Gridlock, Venetian Style

Gridlock, Venetian Style

Thanks to Hal guest Mike Littman for sending in this fun photo from his 2010 cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam during its first trans-Atlantic voyage.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Venice

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Venice

Venice is a city known for it’s canals and gondolas, but the ornate masks are a great souvenir for many tourists. These two street performers are wearing incredible costumes and this photo has all of the Venetian elements! This city is a must-do for the romantic traveler or those who just enjoy a culturally-rich experience….   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Stunning View of St. Mark’s Square

Stunning View of St. Mark’s Square

Thanks to HAL guest Mary Ann for sending in this beautiful shot of Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) in Venice, Italy. What a gorgeous view of St. Mark’s Square we got on September 8, 2011 as we sailed into Venice on deck 10 of the Nieuw Amsterdam! – Mary Ann Tiffany

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Grand Canal in Venice

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Grand Canal in Venice

Venice, the Grand Canal, waiting for the vaparetto (water-bus) after a wonderful meal in a quiet, off the beaten track, restaurant; a full moon and not a soul in sight… Jonathan Mercer Captain ms Eurodam

Veni, Vidi, Vici — Venice!

Veni, Vidi, Vici — Venice!

After they participated in Nieuw Amsterdam’s inaugural festivities, this band of Dutch journalists took a gondola tour of Venice before heading home to the Netherlands.