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Port Spotlight: Cartagena, Colombia

Port Spotlight: Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia, is a big, bustling modern city. Within this metropolis of more than a million people is the walled Old Town that dates back hundreds of years. On a Panama Canal cruise on ms Veendam from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego, Cartagena was the last port of call before we entered the Canal, and…   read more of “Port Spotlight:…”

Panama Canal Photos and a Video from Facebook Fans

Panama Canal Photos and a Video from Facebook Fans

A transit through the Panama Canal is one of the most scenic and interesting experiences for any traveler. The sights are perfectly captured in photos and videos, which is why we asked Holland America Line Facebook fans to send in their best shots. Here are some of our favorites, including a video that takes you…   read more of “Panama Canal Photos…”

Recipe: Enjoy Worldly Flavors at the Master Chefs International Dinner

Recipe: Enjoy Worldly Flavors at the Master Chefs International Dinner

Did you know that once a cruise Holland America Line features a Master Chefs International Dinner in the main dining room showcasing signature dishes from six continents? Guests can design their international three-course meal by choosing each course from selections that represent a variety of cultures. The exclusive 20-dish menu includes appetizers, entrees and deserts…   read more of “Recipe: Enjoy…”

Don’t Cry for me … Buenos Aires

Don’t Cry for me … Buenos Aires

We asked our Facebook fans which South American ports they’d like to visit! While the answers varied, the two most popular were Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s no surprise that these two are at the top. Buenos Aires is a highlight of any cruise visiting the region. In fact, many of…   read more of “Don’t Cry for…”

Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive, Part 2

Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive, Part 2

Is there a country with more variety than Chile? Well, there probably are a few, but it’s hard to beat a place where you never run out of things to do. In a matter of days we’ve hit the beach at La Serena, shopped for souvenirs in picturesque villages, sipped wine at an estate in…   read more of “Chile: A Mariner…”

Zaandam Heads to South America for 2013-14 Season

Zaandam Heads to South America for 2013-14 Season

Come October, there will be a new ship exploring South America. Along with ms Maasdam and ms Prinsendam (who will do longer cruises), ms Zaandam will head south and spend the season rounding Cape Horn at the tip of the continent and traveling to Antarctica. The ship wraps up the season with a monthlong repositioning…   read more of “Zaandam Heads to…”

Valparaíso, Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Valparaíso, Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Mariner Magazine is in Chile! And we’re having an incredible time! Chile stretches over 2,700 miles along the southwestern coast of South America, a distance roughly the same as that from San Francisco to New York, or Edinburgh to Baghdad. At the same time, its width never exceeds 150 miles, making the country more than…   read more of “Valparaíso, Chile:…”

South America: A Continent of Wonders

South America: A Continent of Wonders

This week we’re celebrating South America, one of the most exciting, culturally rich and captivating continents. For travelers looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, bucket-list adventures and beauty that is beyond a photographer’s wildest dreams, South America has it all. Here are seven of South America’s natural wonders to hopefully entice you to join us on ms…   read more of “South America: A…”