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My European Cruise: Greek Edition

My European Cruise: Greek Edition

Of all the ports on my European cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam, it’s in Corfu that I perfect the art of the stroll. I fall in love with the labyrinth of Corfu town immediately, with its ancient feel and the warmth of its shopkeepers. I’m with my dad and another family who are family to us…   read more of “My European Cruise:…”

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

“I travel to feel the ancient intangibles and hear the whispers of history.” – Elise Abeth. For some, wanderlust is driven by adventure or the arts, while others are passionate about discovering the rich history found in every corner of the globe. Whether it’s an ancient temple, citadel or library, Holland America Line offers an…   read more of “Step Back in Time…”

Celebrate the World of Art on a Holland America Line Cruise with Onboard Galleries, Rijksmuseum and EXC Tours

Celebrate the World of Art on a Holland America Line Cruise with Onboard Galleries, Rijksmuseum and EXC Tours

Today is International Artists Day, and Holland America Line has a lot to celebrate surrounding this day. From our incredible partnership with Rijksmuseum and our museum-focused EXC Tours to our new partnership with ArtLink and the thought-provoking art adorning our ships, art is at the heart of the Holland America Line experience ARTLINK Guests can…   read more of “Celebrate the World…”

A Pictorial Wrapup of the 2016 Grand World Voyage from our Blogging Cruisers

A Pictorial Wrapup of the 2016 Grand World Voyage from our Blogging Cruisers

The 2016 Grand World Voyage was an epic 115-day cruise to far-off lands and gorgeous locales. It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago it came to an end, and those who called Amsterdam home for four months returned to their regular lives. During the journey, Amsterdam hosted some of our regular cruisers who documented…   read more of “A Pictorial Wrapup…”

Want More Time Ashore? HAL’s 2015 Grand World Voyage has 11 Overnights

Want More Time Ashore? HAL’s 2015 Grand World Voyage has 11 Overnights

Today, Jan. 5, 2015, ms Amsterdam departs on the Grand World Voyage — the experience of a lifetime! The cruise goes around the world in 114 days, transiting the Panama Canal, making its way to the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, India, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan. From Jordan it’s a…   read more of “Want More Time…”

Koningsdam Itinerary Preview: Bookings Open Dec. 1 for ‘Premiere Sailings’

Koningsdam Itinerary Preview: Bookings Open Dec. 1 for ‘Premiere Sailings’

When Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam sets sail in February 2016 the new ship will ply the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a seven-day Premiere Voyage and continue on a series of 12-day Premiere Sailings in Europe through early May 2016. The debut cruises will explore some of the region’s most popular capitals, culturally…   read more of “Koningsdam…”

Cruise Experts Tell All: Why You Should Take a Mediterranean Cruise

Cruise Experts Tell All: Why You Should Take a Mediterranean Cruise

Are you thinking about taking a Mediterranean cruise but not sure it’s for you? Hear about cruising the Med from the people who know best … our own past passengers! In a new series called “Cruise Experts Tell All,” the Holland America Blog is turning to our own guests to get an insider’s perspective on…   read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”