This week Holland America Line’s private Bahamian island, Half Moon Cay, reopened and welcome two sister-brand ships. Carnival Ecstasy and Carnival Pride guests enjoyed the island’s gorgeous white-sand beaches, relaxed in private cabanas, checked out eateries like the Lobster Shack and even participated in an impromptu oceanside dance party. Holland America Line will begin calling… read more of “Private Bahamian…”
Nassau, the capital and largest city of the Bahamas, lies on the island of New Providence that may not be the largest island in the Bahamas, but it draws the country’s lion share of visitors. Founded as Charles Town in 1670, Nassau is a world-famous cruise port with its bustling harborfront of stately colonial buildings,… read more of “Explore…”
Some beaches are so beautiful that just thinking of them gets ocean lovers through rainy days. They are the screen savers, calendars and mouse pads that warm up an office, or the the precious postcards you tuck away. As such, it’s hard to believe that some of these gorgeous locations exist in reality! In fact… read more of “From Waikiki to…”
Following its inaugural Europe season in 2016, Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam will homeport at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ship will kick off the Caribbean season with a four-day cruise to the Bahamas, followed by a series of diverse itineraries criss-crossing the region from fall 2016 through March 2017. The seven-day… read more of “Koningsdam to…”
Half Moon Cay is Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas, and there’s a reason why it keeps winning awards as a top port of call. Among Holland America Line guests it’s the highest-rated port in the Caribbean. From pristine beaches to eco-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone on the island. What would a… read more of “A Perfect Day on…”
Guest Marijane Carlos has sailed with us many times, and she shared some of her special memories. Passing Great Piton Mountain as we sail away from St. Lucia on the Noordam.
Nieuw Amsterdam is currently in drydock in Freeport, Bahamas. This is the first drydock for the Nieuw Amsterdam since she came out. So far we are making very good progress with the works. We will come out as a sparkly new ship again. Last night I went out with my camera to take some gorgeous… read more of “Marco’s…”
Thanks to passengers Don and Linda Bair for sharing with us some great pictures from their cruise aboard Eurodam. There are many spectacular sights aboard a HAL ship and among these is viewing a breathtaking sunrise or sunset from your private verandah. This was our 13th cruise with Holland America and we love leaning over… read more of “Views From the…”