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Learn to Cook Like a Local on These Five Hands-On Culinary Shore Excursions

Learn to Cook Like a Local on These Five Hands-On Culinary Shore Excursions

Tomorrow is #NationalCookingDay, and the world’s most renowned gastronomic hot spots can be discovered on a Holland America Line cruise. What better way to immerse yourself in a new destination than with an authentic culinary tour and hands-on cooking experience. Explore food, wine and culture on an amazing culinary-themed shore excursion in partnership with FOOD…   read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”

Insider Tips on What to Do in Three Mediterranean Ports

Insider Tips on What to Do in Three Mediterranean Ports

To say we are beyond thrilled to welcome guests on board Holland America Line this month in Alaska is definitely an understatement! And next month we return to the Mediterranean with cruises aboard Eurodam. Did you know that our very first Mediterranean cruise departed on Feb. 2, 1910, onboard the s.s. Statendam I from New…   read more of “Insider Tips on…”

Top 5 Hidden Gems You Must Visit on a Mediterranean Cruise

Top 5 Hidden Gems You Must Visit on a Mediterranean Cruise

When Eurodam sets sail in the Mediterranean this summer, the ship will visit an impressive collection of ports throughout the region. From weeklong explorations to more in-depth 12-day voyages, the ship will explore several countries and the ports that showcase the culture and customs of each locale. While guests are eager to visit well-known destinations…   read more of “Top 5 Hidden Gems…”

Oia: A Special Greek Locale You Can Visit from Santorini

Oia: A Special Greek Locale You Can Visit from Santorini

In my 44 years with Holland America Line, I have been asked numerous times where is my favorite place to visit. Although there are a few, one at the top of the list is Greece. The whole experience — from the extraordinary culture and antiquities to the people, cuisine and remarkable architecture — is overwhelming….   read more of “Oia: A Special…”

Eurodam Extends Mediterranean Season and Adds Five 12-Day Cruises

Eurodam Extends Mediterranean Season and Adds Five 12-Day Cruises

For travelers looking to get back to cruising on longer voyages in the Mediterranean this summer, Eurodam is extending its season and offering five 12-day itineraries roundtrip from Venice, Italy; between Venice and Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Venice and Barcelona, Spain; or from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Following a series of four cruises to Greece…   read more of “Eurodam Extends…”

Come Discover the ‘Adriatic Allure’ on a Cruise to Greece This Summer

Come Discover the ‘Adriatic Allure’ on a Cruise to Greece This Summer

Holland America Line is set to return to cruising this summer with itineraries in the gorgeous eastern Mediterranean. There’s no better locale than Greece to become immersed in the culture of the region that is drenched in sun-kissed skies, azure seas and a history that stretches back to ancient times. The seven-day “Adriatic Allure” itinerary…   read more of “Come Discover the…”