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Cruise Diary: Naples, Italy

Cruise Diary: Naples, Italy

The cruise we are currently on is called Mediterranean Treasures and each day we find out why the Med is fantastic with all of its historic and beautiful sites. Napoli (Naples) is a very busy town crowded with traffic but in the middle of the city the beautiful buildings are very well maintained. Just ten…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Tuscan Towns

Cruise Diary: Tuscan Towns

Australian travel writer Kaye Fallick sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam for a press trip and wrote about her experience on the website Your Life Choices. Here’s the third entry in her series of cruise diaries. Enjoy! Maria Pia was our guide for Sienna and San Gimigiano, the two Tuscan towns we visited by coach after docking…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: The Good Life on Ryndam, Part I

Cruise Diary: The Good Life on Ryndam, Part I

As a maritime lover on a Holland America line vessel, I know that there are always paintings hanging on board from the old vessels who carried the name Ryndam. I took several photos of the paintings and also of the current Ryndam.

Cruise Diary: At Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cruise Diary: At Dubrovnik, Croatia

Just when we thought we had seen it all on Holland America Line cruises, the Ryndam called at Dubrovnik, Croatia. What a beautiful, historic city surrounded by walls. Luckily for all of the guests on board, Ryndam docked at the port long enough for us to fully explore the town.

Cruise Diary: In the Captain’s Safe Hands

Cruise Diary: In the Captain’s Safe Hands

Australian travel writer Kaye Fallick sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam for a press trip and wrote about her experience on the website Your Life Choices. Here’s the first entry in her series of cruise diaries. Enjoy! Captain Jonathan Mercer has been at sea for 40 years, ever since he didn’t make the cut to become a…   read more of “Cruise Diary: In…”

Cruise Diary: Corfu, Greece

Cruise Diary: Corfu, Greece

On this day we were in Kérkyra, Corfu, Greece, having a great time on Ryndam. Enjoy the pictures.

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

On this day we were in Malta’s capital, Valletta. It was Independence Day so there was a lot going on. The scenery of Valletta is fantastic with its stone walls and narrow streets. We were sorry that we had to leave so soon but our next destination of the cruise is awaiting us and that…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”