Welcome to our Mediterranean Cruise 2019 Travel Blog

On this trip we booked into a cruise of the eastern Mediterranean with the Holland America Cruise Lines vessel the MS Koningsdam (Dutch for “King”).

Holland America ocean cruise ship MS Koningsdam

The cruise is called 23 Day Ancient Empires & Mediterranean Legends and ran from September 13 to October 6 2019.

Further details may be found on this website’s Trip Map & Itinerary pages.

We travelled with Neil’s 2 sisters; Janis & Leanne along with their partners Andrew & Clinton.

We began our trip with 3 days in Singapore then travel to Rome to board the MS Koningsdam in the port of Civitavecchia, where the cruise begins and concludes. Following the cruise the 3 parties split up and went in different directions.


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