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Lesbos Offers History, Stunning Views

Lesbos Offers History, Stunning Views

Lesbos, Greece, is a new port for me and Holland America. It is famous for the female poet, Sappho. The town is quite small with an attractive harbor front. I had a limited amount of time so chose to climb up to the castle and check out the history and views.

Mount Edgecumbe Near and Far

Mount Edgecumbe Near and Far

Today Oosterdam is at Sitka, Alaska, and the ship’s Security Officer John Pris was able to capture stunning Mount Edgecumbe up close and from a distance. From any angle it looks just breathtaking! Nice day in Sitka with Mount Edgecumbe, a 3,200-foot tall dormant stratovolcano, located on southern Kruzof Island.

Exploring Enchanting Ephesus

Exploring Enchanting Ephesus

Thanks to Niño L. Lagare, Eurodam‘s second electrician, for sending in this great photo from Ephesus at Kusadasi, Turkey. The world-famous ancient Greek-Roman city of Ephesus offers a breathtaking scenery. The panorama itself will drag your imagination to the past. This is a city St. Paul once visited and wrote about in his Letter to the…   read more of “Exploring…”

Cruise Diary: Moorea, French Polynesia

Cruise Diary: Moorea, French Polynesia

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! On Moorea we rented an Avis car. We had a map and since Peter is a taxi driver in Australia, he drove us all around the island, including up to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Bora Bora

Cruise Diary: Bora Bora

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! Today we stopped in Bora Bora for two days! The morning sun rising over the mountain was spectacular. The first day we took the local $5 shuttle bus to the…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Bora…”

Capturing the Wonders of Alaska

Capturing the Wonders of Alaska

Thanks to guest Giles Bobersky for sending in such stunning pictures from his Alaska cruise aboard Zuiderdam. He was able to capture some amazing shots of glaciers calving in South Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm Fjord.  Here are a few shots from a most memorable trip. Looking forward to a return someday!— Giles Bobersky

Exploring Oia and Fira at Santorini

Exploring Oia and Fira at Santorini

Thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam guest Angela Wu for sending in some photos while visiting Greece. Angela went to Santorini where she visited the towns of Oia and Fira. It’s just gloriously beautiful … I can see why Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought a vacation home for $5.5M just outside of Oia!— Angela Wu