In May, I cruised Holland America Line’s Koningsdam — but only for a short stretch from Rotterdam to Amsterdam. Attending the new ship’s christening ceremonies in Rotterdam, I disembarked two nights later in Amsterdam. Still, even in that short span of time, I got a feel for Koningsdam, and for the most part, I liked what… [Read More]
An In-Depth Look At One Of Holland America Line’s Most Popular Ships Holland America Line is widely known for i comfortable, midsize ships and attentive onboard service, two distinct features that are alive and well aboard the MS Zaandam. Built in 2000, Zaandam is an evolution of the Statendam-class ships that brought the line so much… [Read More]
By WALLACE IMMEN Samuel Spencer has experienced a lot of restaurants in his travels and for him the Tamarind restaurants on Holland America Line ships are all-time favorites. “It’s one of those rare memorable dining events that I sometimes reminisce about even several months after being back on dry land,” said the owner of Cruise… [Read More]
by Geoff Edwards My wife, Michael, and I are starting a trip from Fort Lauderdale into the Eastern Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam. This is the newest of Holland America’s ships. We’ll join 2,106 other passengers. We live in Los Angeles; the ship sails from Fort Lauderdale. For some reason, ubiquitous connections don’t exist. Miami,… [Read More]
WALLACE IMMEN aboard the Noordam in Croatia. The marble streets of Dubrovnik have been polished to a gleaming smoothness by the millions of feet that have walked over them. And on a typical morning in tourist season, it can seem like all those millions are still here, as a number of cruise ships and uncountable… [Read More]
Ever wondered what it would be like mastering one of those big cruise ships? If so, follow Captain Albert Schoonderbeek during a 14-day Caribbean cruise on board Holland America Line’s Veendam. Captain Schoonderbeek keeps his thoughts away from such pleasantries as beaches, shopping and relaxing, and instead keeps an eye on the ship, the schedule… [Read More]
Anledning nummer 8 028 att boka en balkonghytt: utsikten tidigt en morgon i Sitka, Alaska. Klockan var sju på morgonen och min hytt låg i mörker tills jag steg upp från sängen och stod framför gardinerna. Jag använde båda händerna för att skjuta undan dem och möttes av en utsikt som fick mig att ljudligt… [Read More]
Set aside what you’re doing for a moment, and come with me. Together, we will board Holland America Line’s brand new Eurodam for a virtual cruise. I’ll give you a few minutes to pack. Let me know when you’re ready.