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Amsterdam Sets Sail on the 2014 Grand World Voyage

Amsterdam Sets Sail on the 2014 Grand World Voyage

Holland America Line’s flagship ms Amsterdam cruised out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, on the 55th Grand World Voyage for the company.

A Cruise to Asia Brings Exotic Sights and Sounds

A Cruise to Asia Brings Exotic Sights and Sounds

A cruise to the Far East can be full of exciting adventures and exotic flavors. The sights and sounds create a breathtaking photo album to impress even the most avid traveler. Volendam, Rotterdam and Amsterdam explore the region in 2014, from a 14-day Far East Explorer cruise on Volendam and visits on Amsterdam’s Grand World…   read more of “A Cruise to Asia…”

Exciting Lecturers & Guest Chefs on 2013 Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage

Exciting Lecturers & Guest Chefs on 2013 Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage

The 75-day “Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage” is underway aboard ms Amsterdam, and it’s going to feature a whole lot more than beautiful ports, tantalizing cuisine and award-winning service. Holland America Line has added guest chefs, guest speakers and local entertainment in several ports as part of the “On Location” program. To enrich the…   read more of “Exciting Lecturers…”

Celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary with 12 Transits

Celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary with 12 Transits

In 2014 the Panama Canal will mark a huge milestone – the 100th Anniversary of it’s completion. To commemorate the occasion, six Holland America Line ships will sail 12 full transits of the Panama Canal during the fall 2013 through spring 2014 season. Ranging in length from 14 to 22 days, the extensive itinerary options…   read more of “Celebrating the…”

Captain’s Log: A Good Year for Salmon

Captain’s Log: A Good Year for Salmon

A somewhat delayed post this week, mainly due to a change of itinerary and some considerable time on the bridge; this not due to the change, more to do with the weather, insomuch we have experienced reduced visibility on a number of occasions. I’m pleased to say that this did not detract from guests’ enjoyment,…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Another Scenic Week in Alaska

Captain’s Log: Another Scenic Week in Alaska

The last of our itinerary that has us calling at Juneau first (for as I write we have just completed a call in Glacier Bay and dashed from Vancouver in order to make it, too). Not a great week for weather initially, Juneau was socked in with rain, however Skagway was a little brighter. An…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Glaciers Galore

Captain’s Log: Glaciers Galore

Once again, Seymour Narrows was transited, this time at the more civilised hour of 10:30 p.m. Seymour was described by Captain George Vancouver, on his voyage of discovery, as ‘one of the vilest stretches of water in the world”. It is easy to imagine why, on a ship under sail, trying to navigate the treacherous…   read more of “Captain’s…”