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#WorldArchitectureDay: These Top 5 Shore Excursions Visit Architectural Marvels

#WorldArchitectureDay: These Top 5 Shore Excursions Visit Architectural Marvels

Since 2005, the first Monday of every October has marked World Architecture Day – a day that honors the ingenuity and beauty of the world’s most impressive architectural marvels. Offering global itineraries, Holland America Line gives travelers the opportunity to visit the world’s most illustrious sites, and in this post we’re sharing our top five…   read more of “#WorldArchitectureDa…”

My Mediterranean Cruise: ‘Rome: My European Home’

My Mediterranean Cruise: ‘Rome: My European Home’

When I visited Rome for the first time, in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed, I did all the research, devoured all the guidebooks, all the websites (it was also my first European trip, so the pressure was really on). The result of all this prep work was a set-in-stone, absolutely-can’t-miss list of five iconic Roman…   read more of “My Mediterranean…”

Living the Dream in Santorini

Living the Dream in Santorini

I’ve been to Santorini several times, so I can’t pretend I’m a stranger to this singularly beautiful and unlikely island. So the first thing I do is something I’ve heard about but have never done: explore Ammoudi Beach, which rests far below a white windmill in the iconic village of Oia. (Don’t worry, I will…   read more of “Living the Dream in…”

Holland America Line’s Summer Menus Feature Locally Inspired Dishes and Regional Flavors

Holland America Line’s Summer Menus Feature Locally Inspired Dishes and Regional Flavors

A cruise with Holland America Line means an in-depth, immersive experience of the various locales you’re visiting — both on board and ashore. From shore excursions to Explorations Central, we aim to provide guests with an authentic experience unlike anything else, and that includes bringing the destination to the ship through regionally inspired cuisine. This…   read more of “Holland America…”

My Mediterranean Cruise: Pizza and Pompeii

My Mediterranean Cruise: Pizza and Pompeii

Pizza is serious business in Naples, and serious business to me. The oft-told story — about Naples, not about me — goes like this: In 1889, to celebrate Queen Margherita’s visit to Naples, a Neapolitan pizzaiolo was commissioned to create a special honorary pizza. The Queen loved it. That’s the origin story of the pizza…   read more of “My Mediterranean…”

My European Cruise: Greek Edition

My European Cruise: Greek Edition

Of all the ports on my European cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam, it’s in Corfu that I perfect the art of the stroll. I fall in love with the labyrinth of Corfu town immediately, with its ancient feel and the warmth of its shopkeepers. I’m with my dad and another family who are family to us…   read more of “My European Cruise:…”

Six Holland America Line Ships Set to Explore the Multicultural Mosaic of Europe in 2020

Six Holland America Line Ships Set to Explore the Multicultural Mosaic of Europe in 2020

Whether you’re looking to explore the fjords of Norway, castles of the British Isles, flavors of Italy or beaches of Greece, in 2020 we’re featuring six ships in Europe that will allow you to discover a wide range of ports and regions. Anchored by the return of Nieuw Amsterdam to the Mediterranean, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam,…   read more of “Six Holland America…”