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Touring the Great Capitals of Europe

Touring the Great Capitals of Europe

Holland America Line ships call at dozens of ports throughout Europe. From the smallest of Greek isles to the remotest of Norwegian towns, each itinerary is carefully crafted to feature lesser-visited calls, as well as visits to some of the most well-known and popular ports in the region. The names of certain cities go hand-in-hand…   read more of “Touring the Great…”

Cruise Diary: ‘Bucket List’ Ports of Europe

Cruise Diary: ‘Bucket List’ Ports of Europe

Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke recently sailed on Eurodam throughout Europe, and the ship called at some interesting, off-the-beaten-path ports that aren’t often found on cruise itineraries. Similarly, Nieuw Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Marco van Belleghem and Future Cruise Consultant Joanne Gardner snapped some memorable photos at the unique port of Kotor, Montenegro. Enjoy “visiting” these unique…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Featured Country: Belgium

Featured Country: Belgium

Many of our European cruises feature a call at Zeebrugge (Brugges/Brussels), Belgium, and it’s close enough to the Netherlands to drive there for an overland adventure should you arrive for your cruise out of Amsterdam or Rotterdam a few days early and choose to explore. Guests Jan and Dick Yetke joined us again and they…   read more of “Featured Country:…”

Memories of Europe

Memories of Europe

Our European season will soon come to an end, and our ships have been exploring the entire region this summer. We received some fun snapshots of our guests’ adventures and some scenic stunners that look like postcards. Did you have a great time on your European cruise with us? Send us some of your photos…   read more of “Memories of…”

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…”