This journey provides a window into historic eras and events that have shaped northern Europe. Cruise through the Middle Rhine Valley, lined with medieval castles; marvel at Cologne’s Gothic cathedral and the Golden Age city of Amsterdam; and visit key World War II sites.
In Norse mythology, Eistla is one of the nine wave maidens who, according to some stories, gave birth to Heimdal, the ever-vigilant guardian of the gods. Sometimes referred to as billow maidens, Eistla and her sisters live at the bottom of the sea, watching over the World Mill that continually turns with the seasons, bringing fertility and harmony to earth and her people. Their themes are providence, water and protection from water, charity, fertility, peace and cycles.