More than 100 Holland America Line cruises will visit the Caribbean between October 2018 and April 2019 with itineraries ranging from three to 21 days.
If you’ve sailed with Holland America Line before, you’ll likely know that the venerable line has been widely praised for its comfortable ships, friendly Indonesian and Filipino crews, excellent food, and classic, old-world charm. But Holland America Line is changing and evolving, and in the process, becoming more relevant than ever before. Now, Holland America… [Read More]
For centuries, it was a pipe dream: the idea of a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans via Panama. As early as 1534, people had tried – in various ways – to improve trade without the need for lengthy and dangerous sailings around the horn of South America. But sufficient technology did not yet… [Read More]
Nestled in the Pacific Ocean are some of the most historically significant and visually stunning islands on the planet. We’re not talking about Hawaii, as stunning as the Hawaiian Islands are. We’re referring to the magnificent splendor of the South Pacific. Rather than being a destination in its own right, the South Pacific is a… [Read More]
Who needs an alarm clock when I have something like this to wake me up? If you’ve been on an Alaska cruise you may have already guessed what I’m referring to— that’s right, it’s the sun. We’ve had 3 days of clouds and light drizzle, but on our last day, passengers are flocking to the… [Read More]
My favorite thing about an Alaska cruise? The great outdoors is brought right up to my doorstep every day. Passing so close to forests in the Inside Passage you can almost smell the pine and touch the glaciers, pulling into small mountain communities that welcome nature lovers. We pull into the lively town of Ketchikan,… [Read More]
Today had all the ingredients for a perfect vacation day— a taste of culture, a heavy helping of adventure, and plenty of time to relax at the end of the day. As always, great food was on the day’s menu, as well. The Russians Are Coming After taking the tender ashore from the Oosterdam for… [Read More]
Sea lions, eagles and whales… oh my! This is why people flock to Alaska, for the chance to experience wildlife in a natural setting, and today’s Juneau shore excursion did not disappoint. Sweet Charity Today was a chance to give back while still having a great time, through Holland America’s “Cruise with Purpose” program. Holland… [Read More]