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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…”

Journey to the Land of ‘Ancient Wonders’ This Summer on a Cruise to Greece

Journey to the Land of ‘Ancient Wonders’ This Summer on a Cruise to Greece

This summer, Eurodam will offer three incredible Greece itineraries beginning in August. In addition to “Idyllic Greek Isles”, the ship will cruise on an “Ancient Wonders” itinerary departing Aug. 22. Not only will Eurodam visit Náfplion, Mykonos and Rhodes in Greece, but it also will explore Haifa, Israel. Read on to see what makes these…   read more of “Journey to the Land…”

Sun-Kissed Landscapes and Ancient Cultures Await on ‘Idyllic Greek Isles’ Cruises

Sun-Kissed Landscapes and Ancient Cultures Await on ‘Idyllic Greek Isles’ Cruises

The wait is nearly over, and we can’t wait to get back to cruising this summer. Beginning in August, our return kicks off with some incredible itineraries that weave throughout the gorgeous Greek isles. Greece remains a top pick for travelers looking for a magical and memorable vacation thanks to the islands’ stunning landscapes, dramatic…   read more of “Sun-Kissed…”

#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…”