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The Caribbean is Open: New Photos of Barbados and St. Lucia

The Caribbean is Open: New Photos of Barbados and St. Lucia

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…”

‘Seas’ the Day with These Spectacular Sailing Excursions

‘Seas’ the Day with These Spectacular Sailing Excursions

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’…”

Explore Under the Sea Without Getting Wet on a Submarine Shore Excursion

Explore Under the Sea Without Getting Wet on a Submarine Shore Excursion

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…”

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…”

Beer Tastings, Rum Tours and More

Beer Tastings, Rum Tours and More

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…”

Brilliant Parking

Brilliant Parking

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…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Barbados

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Barbados

Beautiful skies. Beautiful ocean. Beautiful palm trees blowing in the balmy breeze. A picture-perfect Caribbean moment in Barbados. Joanne Gardner Future Cruise Consultant ms Maasdam