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What Cruise Activities are Most Popular? Fans Speak!

What Cruise Activities are Most Popular? Fans Speak!

A cruise is more about visiting beautiful and interesting places. Today, the ships are the destinations as well, with so much to do, see and learn while onboard. Whether it’s a sea day with hours of free time to spend indulging in all of the shipboard activities, or a port day when the ship is…   read more of “What Cruise…”

Learn to Make Caribbean Coolers at Mixology Class

Learn to Make Caribbean Coolers at Mixology Class

As part of the Culinary Arts Center program, guests can take mixology classes that teach how to concoct drinks like a professional bartender. On Caribbean voyages, guests can taste the island life and learn how to make refreshing cocktails dripping with tropical flavors. Three of the most popular drinks are fruity, cool and fresh. Which…   read more of “Learn to Make…”

Eurodam’s Towel Animal Zoo

Eurodam’s Towel Animal Zoo

Yes, it’s true, the towel animals have taken over Eurodam‘s Lido Deck. On a recent sea day, guests were treated to a Towel Animal Zoo around the Lido pool created by the stateroom staff who came out at 6 a.m. to fashion 584 towel animals. To construct the 65 different types of origami-like animals, they…   read more of “Eurodam’s…”

Cruising with Kids … and Grandkids

Cruising with Kids … and Grandkids

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…”

On Location: Opa! Welcome to Greece

On Location: Opa! Welcome to Greece

With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around the world. “On Location” means that Holland America Line guests can learn to tango on the way to Argentina, take a cooking class taught…   read more of “On Location: Opa!…”

Digital Workshop: Windows 8 Includes a Free Antivirus Application

Digital Workshop: Windows 8 Includes a Free Antivirus Application

Special thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam’s Techspert Frank who posted this on Hal’s Digital Workshop blog. Did you know that every copy of Windows 8 comes with a free antivirus application? The application is called “Windows Defender” and is quite similar to the “Security Essentials” program available for Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP. This is…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed on a 7-day Inside Passage Cruise visiting Alaska on Zuiderdam with her family. Enjoy reading about their adventure. This post was written by Jennifer M. Just returned from an incredible 7-day Inside Passage Cruise, visiting Glacier Bay on the Holland America Zuiderdam Cruise Ship. We had…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”