Holland America Line: Nieuw Statendam

UPDATE: For a full review of Nieuw Statendam, please click here. With my tour of Nieuw Statendam coming shortly, here is a brief introduction to Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship.  The Atrium Launched in December 2018, this sister to the Koningsdam is also a Pinnacle-class ship accommodating 2666 guests. Following a similar layout, the NieuwContinue reading “Holland America Line: Nieuw Statendam”

Around Scrabster: What to see and do

Scrabster is a working harbour on Scotland’s northern coast, skirting the wild waters of the Pentland Firth and best known as the gateway to the Orkney Islands. Here are a few ideas if your cruise stops here: John O’Groats This is Scotland’s most northerly village. A passenger ferry travels from here to Orkney as wellContinue reading “Around Scrabster: What to see and do”

Radar: Proposed New Port for Lothian Area

Scotland is becoming a global hotspot in the cruise industry, being widely recognised as one of the fastest growing destinations in the world. Figures from trade body Cruise Scotland show a 16.75 per cent year-on-year rise in passenger numbers to 794,577, with an 8.4% increase in ships to 825. To service this demand the formerContinue reading “Radar: Proposed New Port for Lothian Area”