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On Location: Opa! Welcome to Greece

On Location: Opa! Welcome to Greece

With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around the world. “On Location” means that Holland America Line guests can learn to tango on the way to Argentina, take a cooking class taught…   read more of “On Location: Opa!…”

Cruise Diary: Prinsendam’s Crew

Cruise Diary: Prinsendam’s Crew

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, sailed aboard Prinsendam and shared her vacation experience. This is her farewell post. There’s something very special about the Prinsendam, something very special indeed. She’s extremely elegant, spacious for a small ship, beautifully appointed, extremely passenger-friendly, and may I dare say, cute? But most…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Sailaway From the Port of Rotterdam

Sailaway From the Port of Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam is one of our favorites. Perhaps it’s because it’s in the homeland of our founding, or perhaps it’s because we just love that it’s the homeport of ms Rotterdam. How many ships can say they are based out of their namesake? We have a lasting relationship with the Port of Rotterdam….   read more of “Sailaway From the…”

Favorite Photos Throughout Europe

Favorite Photos Throughout Europe

As “Europe Week” continues, we share guest Patricia’s post highlighting her favorite ports during her Eurodam vacation. She loved Tallinn and Helsinki. We also asked Facebook fans to share photos of their favorite ports, and we got a fabulous variety! What are your favorite port? Let us know in the comments below! I just completed…   read more of “Favorite Photos…”

Photos from ‘Stockholm Solved’: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Photos from ‘Stockholm Solved’: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

The upcoming issue of Mariner Magazine is featuring an article entitled “Stockholm Solved” that explores this enchanting port of call. It’s one of the most popular cities in the Baltic, if not all of Europe. Known for its grand buildings surrounded by a lattice of medieval lanes, the impressive 17th-century warship Vasa, and Skansen, Europe’s…   read more of “Photos from…”

Hold the Meat! HAL’s Tantalizing Vegetarian Dishes

Hold the Meat! HAL’s Tantalizing Vegetarian Dishes

Holland America Line has a extensive variety of culinary options onboard, and with the growing number of vegetarians in the world there’s more demand for meat-free options. To answer the demand for tantalizing vegetarian dishes, the line introduced a new alternative, vegetarian-only menu, as well as 30 new vegetarian dishes to the main dining room…   read more of “Hold the Meat!…”

Cruise Diary: Rosyth … errr, Dumferline, Scotland

Cruise Diary: Rosyth … errr, Dumferline, Scotland

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, recently cruised aboard Prinsendam and let us join in on her vacation. Our last port was Rosyth on a very windy and cool day, a day which convinced us not to brave the Scotland of Edinburgh, with its Festival, Fringe Festival, Tattoo and school…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”