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Cruise Experts Tell All: Why You Should Take a Mediterranean Cruise

Cruise Experts Tell All: Why You Should Take a Mediterranean Cruise

Are you thinking about taking a Mediterranean cruise but not sure it’s for you? Hear about cruising the Med from the people who know best … our own past passengers! In a new series called “Cruise Experts Tell All,” the Holland America Blog is turning to our own guests to get an insider’s perspective on…   read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”

Cruise Diary: The Mediterranean Shines with History, Culture and Cuisine

Cruise Diary: The Mediterranean Shines with History, Culture and Cuisine

Guests Carol and Terry Sjostedt from Australia took an extended Mediterranean cruise on Prinsendam and are sharing their impressions of the ship and several of their favorite ports. Prinsendam – First Impressions So, the ship…Prinsendam is beautiful! It is a gorgeous ship and our cabin is fantastic. The bathroom with a full sized bath is…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

Lisbon: A Cruise Capital Rich in Culture and History

Lisbon: A Cruise Capital Rich in Culture and History

If you’re looking to cruise to one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest city in western Europe, there’s no shortage of history in Lisbon, Portugal! The city is rich in architecture and also is crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares. There is a unique beauty when strolling…   read more of “Lisbon: A Cruise…”

Top 10 ‘Bucket List’ Cruise Ports Shared by Facebook Fans

Top 10 ‘Bucket List’ Cruise Ports Shared by Facebook Fans

Holland America Line recently asked Facebook fans where they would cruise if money were no object. What followed was a diverse bucket list featuring some of the most beautiful ports in the world.

‘On Location’ Introduces new Flamenco and Folkloric Shows

‘On Location’ Introduces new Flamenco and Folkloric Shows

Part of the “On Location” enrichment program is bringing local culture and entertainment onboard each cruise. In Hawaii that might mean hula dancers or a ukulele player and in the eastern Mediterranean guests might be entertained by bellydancers.

Cruise Diary Part 1: Wine & Dine Your Way Through the Med

Cruise Diary Part 1: Wine & Dine Your Way Through the Med

Dutch TV celebrity and travel writer Charlotte Van Hoorn recently was back onboard, this time cruising aboard a segment of ms Prinsendam’s Grand Africa & Mediterranean Voyage.