Holland America Line has extremely loyal guests called Mariners. They return time and again, year after year. They travel for weeklong vacations and 100-plus-day Grand World Voyages. They are our greatest ambassadors and true members of the Holland America Line family. But you don’t need to sail on a dozen cruises to become a Mariner… read more of “Mariner Moments:…”
Yes, you guessed it! This week is Australia and New Zealand week. The season “Down Under” is quickly approaching, with ms Oosterdam and ms Volendam heading to the southern hemisphere next month. For their series of cruises that last through spring 2014, the ships will visit more than 50 ports of call during 10- to… read more of “It’s Almost…”
Multigenerational travel continues to be on the rise, with more families taking cruise vacations together. Parents and kids, grandparents and grandkids, and grandparents, parents and grandkids … and aunts, uncles and cousins! Journalist Cynthia Boal Janssens recently took a cruise on ms Oosterdam with her family and blogged about it for All Things Cruise. Here… read more of “Cruising with Kids…”
Jason Leppert from Popular Cruising recently joined us in Alaska for a “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” theme cruise and wrote a review about his time onboard. If you’re still thinking about sailing on one of our “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” theme cruises, there are still two left! Join us in the… read more of “‘Dancing with…”
Professional dancer Emma Slater recently sailed with the “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” cast as a troupe member. She blogged about her time onboard and snapped some great photos during her experience. Thanks to the “Team Emma Slater” Facebook page for sharing her great photos. If you’re still thinking about sailing on one of… read more of “‘Dancing with…”
Thanks to guest Sandy for sharing her memories of HAL dining. For our recent anniversary we went to one of our favorite steak houses and decided to reminisce over places we have loved dining in our thirty years together. We spoke of beachside cafes, elegant resorts, mom and pop diners… and of course, the wonderful… read more of “Celebrating a 50th…”
Thanks to Johana Rompas for sending us a photo from her trip aboard Oosterdam. I enjoyed the cruise on may 12th-19th with Oosterdam. I love this boat and the nice polite crew with their south eastern smiles.
While on board Oosterdam, I couldn’t help myself from photographing the beautiful food. A few of my favorite items from the Pinnacle Grill include the Crab Cakes, the Land and Sea entree, the Chocolate Volcano Cake and the Creme Brûlée Trio.