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Cruise Diary: Belem, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Belem, Brazil

Day 8 — Jan. 13 The day got off to a spectacular start with a splendid sunrise over the Amazon River Delta in Brazil – the soft kiss of the sun making the yellowish river waters blush. We enjoyed it through our cabin’s picture window. In the morning we took a tender to Icoaracy Village,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: ‘Settling In’ on Amsterdam

Cruise Diary: ‘Settling In’ on Amsterdam

Freelance travel writer Georgina Cruz and her husband Humberto are currently sailing on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout their time on board. She has logged 174 voyages to all seven continents and visited more than 100 countries. Enjoy! Day 7 – Jan. 12, 2012 So we have…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Facebook Fans ‘Best of Europe’ Photos

Facebook Fans ‘Best of Europe’ Photos

We asked our Facebook fans to submit their favorite photos from Europe, and we received some amazing shots. Enjoy! This photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in October 2010, while cruising on the ms Noordam. Enjoy! – Sarah Koss

Tiziano Christened by Reverend Hans

Tiziano Christened by Reverend Hans

During our call to Half Moon Cay, our son Tiziano was christened by Rev. Hans Uittenbosch. My wife and I had been thinking of having Tiziano christened, but we wanted to have it done by Rev. Uittenbosch, as we have sailed many times together and he is always very kind and accommodating. We were very…   read more of “Tiziano Christened…”

Shore Excursion: Snorkel by Boat

Shore Excursion: Snorkel by Boat

Crystal clear blue waters, sunny skies and 70 degree water. The perfect way to experience snorkeling in open water for the first time. Our guide, Tracy, went above and beyond in assisting a first timer during the Snorkel by Boat excursion. He not only gave clear instructions on what to do and expect but he…   read more of “Shore Excursion:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Santorini, Greece

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece, always delivers spectacular views. Once you get to the top, you are sure to be greeted by beautiful colors and impressive landscapes … and a Holland America Line ship, if you’re lucky! Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam