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Top 10 ‘Bucket List’ Cruise Ports Shared by Facebook Fans

Top 10 ‘Bucket List’ Cruise Ports Shared by Facebook Fans

Holland America Line recently asked Facebook fans where they would cruise if money were no object. What followed was a diverse bucket list featuring some of the most beautiful ports in the world.

Cruise to the Wild Side Along the Amazon River

Cruise to the Wild Side Along the Amazon River

The Amazon jungle is a must-see for every destination collector. This incredible attraction boasts over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests.

Top 10 Experiences on Cruises to South America

Top 10 Experiences on Cruises to South America

South America is full of contrasts. From the piercing blue ice of Antarctica to the lush jungles of the Amazon, it’s a continent that truly has something for everyone.

Captain’s Log: Fortaleza, Belem, Devil’s Island and Farewell … for Now

Captain’s Log: Fortaleza, Belem, Devil’s Island and Farewell … for Now

Dear readers, my apologies for not contributing for several days. Towards the end of one’s contract, there never seem to be enough hours in a day. What with social functions, endless paperwork, (reports in various guises) and the everyday responsibilities of commanding a cruise ship, time to sit and write to you seems to be…   read more of “Captain’s…”

A Unique Tender Ride in Belem

A Unique Tender Ride in Belem

Belem, Brazil, with quite a “unique” tender ride using shoreside tenders – wooden boats. It was an adventure yet ran smoothly under the circumstances.

Rio is Ready for the 2016 Olympics

Rio is Ready for the 2016 Olympics

Here are photos of a sand castle we came across on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Seems like they are ready for the 2016 Olympics! Jaime de Castro-van der Loo is Maasdam’s human resources manager.

Celebrating 140 Years: Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating 140 Years: Rio de Janeiro

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro resists all adjectives. Even if you get that absolute vista from the top of Corcovado…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”