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Port Highlight: Grand Turk

Port Highlight: Grand Turk

Grand Turk is a beautiful island that is relatively new to cruise ships. The port facility was completed in 2006 and it is one of the newest and most impressive anywhere in the Caribbean. A small island in the British West Indies, it is a part of the commonwealth that is known as the Turks…   read more of “Port Highlight:…”

Facebook Fans Share Favorite Caribbean Photos

Facebook Fans Share Favorite Caribbean Photos

Holland America Line ships are making their way to the Caribbean. To celebrate this return, we asked Facebook fans to share their favorite photos from this beautiful and tropical island region. It looks like guest Tom took a diving tour in Bonaire, while fan J.R. went on the Whale and Dolphin Safari tour at Dominica….   read more of “Facebook Fans Share…”

Culinary Arts Center: Chef Kelly English’s Recipes & 2013 Caribbean Schedule

Culinary Arts Center: Chef Kelly English’s Recipes & 2013 Caribbean Schedule

On a recent Noordam cruise, Chef Kelly English entertained guests in the Culinary Arts Center with cooking demonstrations of three of his signature dishes: Harissa “Café Au Lait,” Grilled Peach Crème Brûlée and Spicy and Sweet Peach “Situation.” The recipes are below so you can make them at home. If you like to cook like…   read more of “Culinary Arts…”

Best Snorkeling Adventures in the Caribbean

Best Snorkeling Adventures in the Caribbean

Fall is in full swing, and if the cooling temperatures have you dreaming of balmy breezes and turquoise waters, then it’s time to pack your bags for the Caribbean. Holland America Line ships are starting to reposition from their summer homes, and when Nieuw Amsterdam arrives at Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Oct….   read more of “Best Snorkeling…”

Farewell Alaska: Bert’s Beauty Shots and San Francisco

Farewell Alaska: Bert’s Beauty Shots and San Francisco

As colder weather approaches, it’s time for some of the ships to start repositioning to their winter homes. Recently Zuiderdam, Westerdam and Statendam said good-bye to Alaska before heading to the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii/South Pacific, respectively. Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh sent in photos of Westerdam at Vancouver, B.C., taken from his ship, Statendam….   read more of “Farewell Alaska:…”

Top 10 Things to Bring on a Caribbean Cruise

Top 10 Things to Bring on a Caribbean Cruise

We asked Holland America Line Facebook fans to share their “must-haves” when they go on a cruise. Here are the Top 10 responses, along with some other great ideas and unusual suggestions. Is there something not on these lists that you always bring with you? Let us know in the comments below! Top 10: 1….   read more of “Top 10 Things to…”