Tonight the world will be captivated watching the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and have since traveled around the globe to cities near and far. Holland America Line cruises visit several of the host cities, and… read more of “Visit These Iconic…”
Gerald Bernhoft, Holland America Line’s director Mariner Society, recently traveled to Asia to join Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage for the annual President’s Event. He sent in this recap of the event and the surrounding days, including the surprise snow in South Korea! —– The elegant ms Amsterdam was the scene for Holland America Line’s annual… read more of “Orlando Ashford…”
Each year, Holland America Line carefully crafts Grand Voyages that offer extended journeys to some of the most incredible places in the world. The longer itineraries allow for in-depth explorations and immersive experiences that very few cruise lines offer. Holland America Line has been sailing Grand Voyages for years, and no other cruise line offers… read more of “Where’s ms…”
Thanks to Volendam’s Chief Engineer Joop Holtzer for sending in this great group photo of a crew tour to the Forbidden City at Beijing, China.
There is no way to describe China briefly. We visited Dalian, Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen, all of which are now unbelievably modern cities. China has changed dramatically since I was first here in the mid 80s. While the tourist attractions are still a high point, the new parts of China are becoming equally as interesting…. read more of “Touring the Summer…”
Here are some snapshots from The Great Wall of China and surroundings in Beijing.