Zuider Zee

North Holland is windmill country, a landscape that inspired generations of Dutch masters as well as decades of paint by numbers sets. It’s easy to see why on a day excursion from Avalon Waterways’ new port stop in the historic port of Enkhuizen on the Zuider Zee. …

Like all great fairy tales, the events unfolding had a building sense of enchantment. The dual christening ceremony to launch Avalon Waterways’ two newest Panorama-class ships was a rare event, even for a cruise industry that is christening ships regularly. Side by side, the ships …