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The new blog is up for this week for Keukenhof with info and photos. I've watched this for a few years now and it's always the most up-to-date info I've found. It's updated weekly through Keukenhof's season.
I wish us all good luck. It's indeed hard to predict year to year but it's sad for those of us who cannot change dates. Tours book way ahead unfortunately and airlines no longer permit enough winter clothes. Perhaps a nice warm hot chocolate instead!
Location: The Netherlands, wintermonths in Puerto vallarta, Mexico
Flowers will bloom much later this year since it still is far too cold for the time of the year. Actually Christmas was warmer then Easter in Holland......
__________________ Next cruise: August 16, ms Rotterdam, Fjords and Ireland.
1st cruise 1983 HAL "Volendam", after that various cruises to different destinations on H.A.L, Celebrity and Orient Lines. 1963 DH sailed Chandris Lines (Bretagne) from Australia to Europe. Various trips by car through Europe, the USA and Mexico. Frequent stay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
We were at Kuekenhof yesterday. Lots of early spring flowers; very pretty. Daffodils in full bloom except for the latest varieties. The earliest tulips are blooming in the outdoor beds. The indoor displays are fabulous.
Two weeks from now should be about peak, based on what we saw; but we were not dissapointed.
Past Cruises: (star ratings reflect our opinion of the on-board experience, not the port calls!)
1985: Commodore Cruise Line - Caribe to Eastern Caribbean
1986: NCL Starward to Western Caribbean / 1988: NCL Starward to Southern Caribbean 2009: Aug - HAL Amsterdam to Alaska ***** / Nov - HAL Ryndam to Western Caribbean (central America) **** 2010: Feb - Celebrity Century to Key West & Grand Cayman ****1/2 / May - Celebrity Summit to Bermuda ***1/2 / Oct/Nov - Celebrity Infinity through the Panama Canal ***** 2011: Jan - Crown Princess to Western Caribbean ** / Mar - HAL Westerdam to Southern Caribbean ***** / Oct/Nov - Celebrity Solstice to Western Mediterranean ***1/2 2012: Jan - HAL Eurodam to Eastern Caribbean ****1/2 / May - HAL Ryndam to the Fjords & North Cape ****1/2 / Sept/Oct - Celebrity Summit to Canada & Maine ** 2013: Jan - HAL Zuiderdam Panama Canal Sunfarer **** / April - Viking Skadi "Tulips & Windmills" *** / Oct/Nov - Celebrity Constellation to Turkey & Greece **** 2014: Feb - HAL Westerdam Eastern Caribbean ****1/2 / May/June - HAL Prinsendam Kiel Canal and Baltics ****
173 cruising days and counting!