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What to Pack for Europe: Comfort is Key

What to Pack for Europe: Comfort is Key

Europe takes fashion seriously, but that doesn’t mean you have to lug five suitcases across the ocean or teeter around on cobblestones in the world’s most uncomfortable shoes. Our packing list for Europe helps you pack smart, so you’ll be comfortable and stylish on cruise excursions. As our Europe cruises are a week or longer,…   read more of “What to Pack for…”

How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours in Istanbul

How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours in Istanbul

Arriving at Istanbul, Turkey, on board a ship is an unforgettable experience. The Bosphorus, dividing Europe and Asia, welcomes passengers and on deck are where the views of Istanbul’s best attractions await. The shores of Asia to the east, the first Bosphorus Bridge to the north and the “old Istanbul” peninsula in the south —…   read more of “How to Make the…”

Barcelona for Art Lovers: Picasso and Gaudi

Barcelona for Art Lovers: Picasso and Gaudi

Any Barcelona cruise guest will soon become familiar with two titans in the world of Spanish creative expression: Pablo Picasso and Antoni Gaudí. Their works are well represented in this artistic hub, as both artists once called the city home. Things to Do in Barcelona for Art Lovers Pablo Picasso An icon of the modern…   read more of “Barcelona for Art…”

Rotterdam to Sail ‘Rotterdam Naming Celebration’ Cruise in May 2022

Rotterdam to Sail ‘Rotterdam Naming Celebration’ Cruise in May 2022

Rotterdam is set to get the royal treatment at a naming ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 30, 2022. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the ship’s godmother, carrying on a Dutch royal tradition that began in the 1920s. Rotterdam’s special seven-day “Rotterdam Naming Celebration” cruise sails roundtrip from Amsterdam, Netherlands,…   read more of “Rotterdam to Sail…”

Explore Breathtaking Landscapes With These Five Perfect Hikes

Explore Breathtaking Landscapes With These Five Perfect Hikes

Today is National Take a Hike Day, and to celebrate we’re showcasing five of our favorite hiking tours that you can experience on a Holland America Line cruise. On our shore excursions, immerse yourself in the great outdoors and be rewarded with spectacular views and unforgettable memories. Like the saying goes, “It’s not only about…   read more of “Explore…”