Articles with tag: River Pilgrim

Let's continue our tour of the  MSC Poesia (Photo Essay About the Sea Cruise: Life And Rest On MSC Poesia. P.1)! This was the captain's evening. The captain read a greeting in six languages. Most passengers were either seniors, middle-aged people or couples with children. There were very...
In this review, you can find photos of my recent May visit to St. Petersburg. Each time I come in that city, I take a walk along the embankment of Schmidt on Vasilyevsky Island. Here's the Monument to Krusenstern in the photo above. There's s a moorage of vessels by the embankment of Schmidt. Here...
Let's review our sea cruise on the  MSC Poesia . She was christened on April 5, 2008, in the port of Dover, and Sophia Loren was chosen as its Godmother. The liner has a five-star rating, which corresponds to the status of a five-star hotel. The ship's draft is 89,600 tons...
Let me tell you about our liner,  MS Zuiderdam . Holland America Line is a US cruise company (it used to be Dutch until 1989) founded in 1873, under the name Dutch-America Steamship Company. Having headquarters in Rotterdam, and being engaged in transportation of passengers to the United...
In the morning, we took a water taxi from our hotel to the port; it wasn't far. Getting there by boat was expensive, but we had a lot of baggage. We called in the harbor and sailed past our ship, simultaneously examining it from all sides. Here’s a general view of one of the harbors of...
When headed to  Venice. As this ship prepared to dock, we saw the following landscape:    We were planning to see as much of Venice as we could during our visit. To get the island, where our hotel was located, we could go by foot, taxi, water bus, or by swimming. We decided to...
This is the sea passenger port. To the left, you can see the Giudecca Canal in  Venice . Here’s Venice, the central part. Coming from the Marco Polo airport, we passed the island of Murano. Exiting the  Grand Canal . Portside; there’s the Church of Santa Maria della...
While many people would choose to sleep in as late as possible, we got up early. After all, we didn't want to miss the passage of marine ships from the sea to the port, through  Venice . We left the hotel and went to the Giudecca Canal waterfront. The ships’ port call started at...
The last morning of our cruise was clear and sunny, just like the previous days. Here’s the Venetian Lagoon at dawn. This was the almost deserted  Grand Canal . Here’s the deserted  Piazza San Marco . This is a view from the promenade. After leaving the ship, we took a...
Before the trip, I imagined  Rotterdam to be a harsh industrial port city. But Rotterdam, in fact, turned out to be very cozy, beautifully modern and, most importantly, a quiet town.  Our acquaintance with the city started with a walk to the port. The port of Rotterdam was the...

Pages