Happy National Rum Day! Celebrated annually on August 16, the holiday honors the distilled clear beverage which is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice. While the sweet spirit originated in Papua New Guinea, the beverage has become tied to the sunny Caribbean islands. In celebration of the holiday, we’re… read more of “Celebrate National…”
Following the recent hurricanes that moved through the Caribbean, the region is open for business and cruise ships are there now. To restore the confidence in travelers that the Caribbean islands we call at on our cruises are still providing an exceptional shoreside experience, Holland America Line sent world-renowned photographers to the islands and is… read more of “The Caribbean is…”
From picking your itinerary to mapping out all of the small details, planning a Holland America Line cruise is always an exciting endeavor! Once you’ve tackled the decision of where to go, you can move on to arranging all the fun activities you want to take part in both onboard and on land, including Journeys… read more of “‘Seas’…”
Holland America Line offers thousands of Journeys Ashore appealing to a wide variety of interests. Whether you seek active and adventurous or cultural and calm, we showcase some of the best sites and activities at each port. While there can be much to see on land, a tour that takes you below the surface without… read more of “Explore Under the…”
When you cruise to the white-sand shores of the Caribbean islands and Mexico, the crystal-blue water practically begs you to dive in and explore!
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…”
On a recent visit to Dublin, Ireland, Rotterdam’s bar team went to the Guinness Brewery and Jameson Distillery to learn more about the beverages they serve onboard. Passengers have the opportunity to visit these places, too, during a call at Dublin on the A Taste of Dublin: The Guinness Experience and the A Taste of… read more of “Beer Tastings, Rum…”
Thanks to HAL guest Margaret Morris for sending in this great post and photo from her recent cruise with Noordam. I believe this was taken in Barbados, on our recent cruise on the Noordam. We watched this brilliant example of parking a large ship in what seemed to be a very tight space. How do… read more of “Brilliant…”