Sophia Loren celebrates with the Ship’s Captain during the naming ceremony for the MSC Seaside in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.
       
     
Trevi Fountain
       
     
Trevi Fountain Security
       
     
Violinist near Spanish Steps
       
     
Piano Tuner
       
     
Rolling Stone Rock Room
       
     
Holland America Stairs
       
     
Big Drummer Man
       
     
Acrylic David
       
     
Captain Sybe de Boer
       
     
"Notes" Bourbon Bar
       
     
B.B. King's House Band
       
     
Wine Rack
       
     
Two On a Ship
       
     
Celebrity Edge
       
     
 A man slides down the MSC Seaside’s outdoor slide during the naming ceremony for the ship in Miami, December, 2017.
       
     
Celebrity Edge Eden Room
       
     
Celebrity Edge
       
     
Coffee Painter
       
     
Celebrity Edge Performer
       
     
Celebrity Edge Performers
       
     
Celebrity Edge
       
     
Specialty Dining
       
     
Specialty Dining
       
     
Atrium and Martini Bar
       
     
Pool Deck and Butterfly
       
     
Transition Room
       
     
Celebrity Edge
       
     
Celebrity Edge
       
     
Celebrity Edge Restaurant
       
     
 People party inside the atrium on the MSC Seaside during its naming ceremony in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.
       
     
 Champagne and chocolate are shown during the naming ceremony for the MSC Seaside in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.
       
     
Eiffel Tower
       
     
Windstar Walker
       
     
Paris Woman in Rain
       
     
 Ricky Martin performs onstage during the MSC Seaside Naming ceremony in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.
       
     
 The Haiti Children’s Choir performs under the direction of Andrea Boccelli during the naming ceremony for MSC Seaside, December, 2017.
       
     
Saxophone Player in Rhode Island
       
     
Gucci Patrol
       
     
 Sophia Loren waves during the naming ceremony for the MSC Seaside in Miami, December, 2017.
       
     
 A watermelon-flavored drink sits on the beach in Grenada.
       
     
 The Windstar Wind Surf anchored off the coast of Grenada.
       
     
 Light shines through the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy in June, 2016.
       
     
 People stand under the Flag of Greece in Mykonos in June, 2016.
       
     
 Tulips take on a neon glow in Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
       
     
 Reflections of waterfront apartments are illuminated at dusk in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in September 2016.
       
     
 A man plays the cello outside a Church in Rome, Italy.
       
     
 A magician performs onboard a cruise ship in September, 2016.
       
     
 Two semi-nude girls welcome visitors to Las Vegas, Nevada in April, 2016.
       
     
 A man plays the saxophone in Trafalgar Square in London, England in September, 2016.
       
     
 A German historical site is reflected in a pond in Germany.
       
     
 A man serves colorful drinks at the Spice Island Resort in Grenada, 2017.
       
     
 Clouds cover The Pont du Gard,  an ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River in southern France.
       
     
 World-famous Camargue horses and foals are seen on a farm in the Camargue area in southern France
       
     
Paris Street Scene
       
     
Camargue White Horse Farm
       
     
Paris Yarns
       
     
Medici Fountain
       
     
Hyde Park London
       
     
Castles along the Rhine
       
     
Holy Excursion
       
     
St Petersburg, Florida Fireworks
       
     
 Sophia Loren celebrates with the Ship’s Captain during the naming ceremony for the MSC Seaside in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.
       
     

Sophia Loren celebrates with the Ship’s Captain during the naming ceremony for the MSC Seaside in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.

Trevi Fountain
       
     
Trevi Fountain

A young man poses for a photograph after climbing a light post in front of Trevi Fountain, Rome. Police later gently told him to get down. Dec. 2018

Trevi Fountain Security
       
     
Trevi Fountain Security

A soldier armed with an automatic weapon guards the rear of Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy, December, 2018.

Violinist near Spanish Steps
       
     
Violinist near Spanish Steps

Rome, December, 2018. I always tip.

Piano Tuner
       
     
Piano Tuner

poses for a photograph aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam. Nothing is left to chance aboard this fine Ship and staff. The best music is high on its list of priorities. Trust me.

Rolling Stone Rock Room
       
     
Rolling Stone Rock Room

The house band performs aboard the inaugural cruise of Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam. December, 2018. The guitarist told us he got the suit from the ship’s costume room earlier that day. I couldn’t thank him and the band enough for this photo. They rocked, really.

Holland America Stairs
       
     
Holland America Stairs

The color orange is used throughout the ship to honor its heritage.

Big Drummer Man
       
     
Big Drummer Man

In B.B. King’s aboard the inaugural sailing of Holland America’s newest ship, Nieuw Statendam, December, 2018.

Acrylic David
       
     
Acrylic David

greets people at the elevators aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam, December, 2018.

Captain Sybe de Boer
       
     
Captain Sybe de Boer

Poses under angelic light aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam. When I spotted him walking by and asked him, he graciously posed for me.

"Notes" Bourbon Bar
       
     
"Notes" Bourbon Bar

aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam.

B.B. King's House Band
       
     
B.B. King's House Band

Aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam.

Wine Rack
       
     
Wine Rack

aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam. Red, please.

Two On a Ship
       
     
Two On a Ship

dancing in the passageway of Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam.

Celebrity Edge
       
     
Celebrity Edge

Guests enjoy one of two hot tubs shaped like a martini glass during the launch of Celebrity Edge, November, 2018.

 A man slides down the MSC Seaside’s outdoor slide during the naming ceremony for the ship in Miami, December, 2017.
       
     

A man slides down the MSC Seaside’s outdoor slide during the naming ceremony for the ship in Miami, December, 2017.

Celebrity Edge Eden Room
       
     
Celebrity Edge Eden Room

A hypnotic encounter between a guest and a performer aboard the initial launch of Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge, Nov. 2018.

Celebrity Edge
       
     
Celebrity Edge

The Celebrity Edge is seen from a tender during its inaugural sailing, November, 2018.

Coffee Painter
       
     
Coffee Painter

In Lisbon, Portugal. 2018.

Celebrity Edge Performer
       
     
Celebrity Edge Performer

Singer Ashlie-Amber Harris poses in the watch shop aboard Celebrity Edge.

Celebrity Edge Performers
       
     
Celebrity Edge Performers

Two performers dance in front of the windows in the Eden room of Celebrity Edge, November, 2018.

Celebrity Edge
       
     
Celebrity Edge

A passageway aboard the Celebrity Edge is seen during its inaugural sailing, November, 2018.

Specialty Dining
       
     
Specialty Dining

aboard the Celebrity Edge.

Specialty Dining
       
     
Specialty Dining

aboard Celebrity Edge.

Atrium and Martini Bar
       
     
Atrium and Martini Bar

on Celebrity Edge.

Pool Deck and Butterfly
       
     
Pool Deck and Butterfly

aboard Celebrity Edge.

Transition Room
       
     
Transition Room

A transition room with metal sculptures delights the guests aboard Celebrity Edge, November, 2018.

Celebrity Edge
       
     
Celebrity Edge

The sun sets as the Celebrity Edge cruises on its inaugural voyage, November, 2018.

Celebrity Edge
       
     
Celebrity Edge

A performer dances in the Eden Room aboard the Celebrity Edge, November, 2018. This image will soon grace the cover of an international travel magazine.

Celebrity Edge Restaurant
       
     
Celebrity Edge Restaurant

The entrance to a restaurant aboard Celebrity Edge even has wine in the ceiling.

 People party inside the atrium on the MSC Seaside during its naming ceremony in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.
       
     

People party inside the atrium on the MSC Seaside during its naming ceremony in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.

 Champagne and chocolate are shown during the naming ceremony for the MSC Seaside in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.
       
     

Champagne and chocolate are shown during the naming ceremony for the MSC Seaside in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.

Eiffel Tower
       
     
Eiffel Tower

A horse statue fills the foreground of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Windstar Walker
       
     
Windstar Walker

A man walks the exercise path aboard the Windstar Windsurf.

Paris Woman in Rain
       
     
Paris Woman in Rain

A woman walks through a rain storm in Paris, France June, 2018. (Art finish) “She comes out of the sun in a silk dress, running like a watercolor in the rain.”

 Ricky Martin performs onstage during the MSC Seaside Naming ceremony in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.
       
     

Ricky Martin performs onstage during the MSC Seaside Naming ceremony in Miami, Florida, December, 2017.

 The Haiti Children’s Choir performs under the direction of Andrea Boccelli during the naming ceremony for MSC Seaside, December, 2017.
       
     

The Haiti Children’s Choir performs under the direction of Andrea Boccelli during the naming ceremony for MSC Seaside, December, 2017.

Saxophone Player in Rhode Island
       
     
Saxophone Player in Rhode Island

A man plays a saxophone outside a store in Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, RI.

Gucci Patrol
       
     
Gucci Patrol

Italian police patrol a road near the Spanish Steps in Rome, December, 2018.

 Sophia Loren waves during the naming ceremony for the MSC Seaside in Miami, December, 2017.
       
     

Sophia Loren waves during the naming ceremony for the MSC Seaside in Miami, December, 2017.

 A watermelon-flavored drink sits on the beach in Grenada.
       
     

A watermelon-flavored drink sits on the beach in Grenada.

 The Windstar Wind Surf anchored off the coast of Grenada.
       
     

The Windstar Wind Surf anchored off the coast of Grenada.

 Light shines through the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy in June, 2016.
       
     

Light shines through the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy in June, 2016.

 People stand under the Flag of Greece in Mykonos in June, 2016.
       
     

People stand under the Flag of Greece in Mykonos in June, 2016.

 Tulips take on a neon glow in Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
       
     

Tulips take on a neon glow in Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 Reflections of waterfront apartments are illuminated at dusk in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in September 2016.
       
     

Reflections of waterfront apartments are illuminated at dusk in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in September 2016.

 A man plays the cello outside a Church in Rome, Italy.
       
     

A man plays the cello outside a Church in Rome, Italy.

 A magician performs onboard a cruise ship in September, 2016.
       
     

A magician performs onboard a cruise ship in September, 2016.

 Two semi-nude girls welcome visitors to Las Vegas, Nevada in April, 2016.
       
     

Two semi-nude girls welcome visitors to Las Vegas, Nevada in April, 2016.

 A man plays the saxophone in Trafalgar Square in London, England in September, 2016.
       
     

A man plays the saxophone in Trafalgar Square in London, England in September, 2016.

 A German historical site is reflected in a pond in Germany.
       
     

A German historical site is reflected in a pond in Germany.

 A man serves colorful drinks at the Spice Island Resort in Grenada, 2017.
       
     

A man serves colorful drinks at the Spice Island Resort in Grenada, 2017.

 Clouds cover The Pont du Gard,  an ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River in southern France.
       
     

Clouds cover The Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River in southern France.

 World-famous Camargue horses and foals are seen on a farm in the Camargue area in southern France
       
     

World-famous Camargue horses and foals are seen on a farm in the Camargue area in southern France

Paris Street Scene
       
     
Paris Street Scene

Two men talk outside a club on the streets of Paris.

Camargue White Horse Farm
       
     
Camargue White Horse Farm

A young foal runs during a visit from Tauck River Cruise’s excursion to a Bull and horse farm in the Camargue, France.

Paris Yarns
       
     
Paris Yarns

A man works in his sewing and yarn shop on the streets of Paris.

Medici Fountain
       
     
Medici Fountain

People relax along the Medici Fountain, Paris, France.

Hyde Park London
       
     
Hyde Park London

Two lovers embrace in Hyde Park, London, England in 2017.

Castles along the Rhine
       
     
Castles along the Rhine

A castle rises above a city along the Rhine River, during a River Cruise, 2017.

Holy Excursion
       
     
Holy Excursion

A Greek Bible rests as cruise guests take an excursion to a Church in Greece, 2017.

St Petersburg, Florida Fireworks
       
     
St Petersburg, Florida Fireworks

Shot from the roof of the now-demolished Pier, the city’s skyline is visible at twilight.