January 2017

A Look Inside a Vista Suite on Holland America’s Koningsdam Cruise Ship

January 28, 2017

Last November we sailed on Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam on an 11-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean. The ms Koningsdam is Holland America Line’s newest ship, and the cruise line’s first Pinnacle Class ship. With 13 public decks, the ship accommodates 2,650 guests (not counting third and fourth guests sharing a stateroom), in addition to 1,036 crew. We were […]

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15 Interesting Facts About the Canary Islands

January 20, 2017

1. The Canary Islands — an archipelago of seven main islands and six islets located off the west coast of Africa — are a part of Spain. 2. During the Middle Ages, the Canaries were explored by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, and the Carthaginians but it was the Romans who named the islands: Nivaria (Tenerife), Canaria (Gran Canaria), Pluvialia (Lanzarote), […]

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Highlights from Visiting Corfu, Greece By Cruise Ship

January 12, 2017

The Greek island of Corfu is a popular port call on Eastern Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruise itineraries. With its strategic location in the Ionian Sea, the island of Corfu has a colorful history of battles and conquests, as well as prominent ties to Greek mythology. The island of Corfu covers 146,500 acres and is […]

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Favorite Views from Visiting Athens via a Cruise

January 4, 2017

Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is known as the “cradle of Western civilization” and “the birthplace of democracy.” We’ve visited Athens several times via a cruise ship call to nearby Piraeus, Greece’s main port, reaching the Acropolis by either tour bus or the metro line. One of the world’s oldest cities, Athens emerged as a city […]

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