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Mediterranean cruise with Holland America Line

Mediterranean cruise with Holland America Line

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My best holiday ever was the 24-day Mediterranean cruise with Holland America Line in April/May 2011.

So many countries seen and wonderful foreign cities explored.  It was fabulous! Highlights included Gaudi's unique architecture in Barcelona, docking on a perfect day at Monte Carlo and seeing Istanbul for the first time and also visiting the Spice Markets, Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque.

I made the most of every port and chose excursions to see as much of the countryside as possible.  Often these outings included authentic meals in a Villager's Home in Turkey, or lunch by a rustic mill in Croatia.

For me, the most treasured memory is of a 3-day port stop in Venice.  We spent a day wandering Venice, seeing all the sights and just sitting in St Mark's square, having a coffee, listening to the music and watching the crowds - just being in the moment - in Venice - just perfect.  The evening Gondola ride was a sublime experience - definitely once in a lifetime.

It was always with a sense of "coming home" that I returned to my stateroom, often tired but always happy.  My stateroom was very comfortable and the complimentary 24 hour room service much appreciated.

I am now looking for my next adventure with Holland America Line and Travel the World , as the whole "expedition" of planes, transfers, ships and excursions went off without a hitch!

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