Georgina Cruz, a seasoned traveler and frequent Holland America Line guest who takes many of our Grand Voyages, recently wrapped up the Grand World Voyage aboard Amsterdam. Wondering if our Grand Voyages are your dream getaway? Read below for her last installment that provides a glimpse into her unforgettable vacation! After enjoying a Polynesian sojourn,… read more of “World Cruise…”
When Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam sets sail in February 2016 the new ship will ply the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a seven-day Premiere Voyage and continue on a series of 12-day Premiere Sailings in Europe through early May 2016. The debut cruises will explore some of the region’s most popular capitals, culturally… read more of “Koningsdam…”
Spain is full of memorable and exciting cities. Cruises that visit the country call at ports from Barcelona to Malaga and Madrid to Cartagena, with each one offering a unique experience filled with culture, history and grand architecture.
“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” -Benjamin Franklin Wine is among the oldest human indulgences – dating back to ancient Mesopotamia. Bottles of wine were buried in the Pharaoh’s tombs so they could entertain guests in the afterlife, the… read more of “Shore Excursions…”
Thanks to HAL guest Jan en Ria Ladenius for sending in these great photos of Rotterdam while it was docked at Cadiz and Cartagena, Spain.
Thanks to guests Peter and Sylvia Huijgen for sharing this photo of Nieuw Amsterdam off the coast of Spain. Sailing away from Cadiz with the beautiful ship Nieuw Amsterdam.
Thanks to HAL’s Director of Beverage Services Gerald Mosslinger for this photo and post. Ryndam wine attendants had a unique opportunity to enhance their product knowledge by conducting a training trip to a Jerez vineyard called Gonzalez Byass, when the vessel called at Cadiz on October 29. The crew had a great time and enjoyed… read more of “Ryndam Crew Enjoy…”
Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg are currently on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruise on board Ryndam. They will be chronicling their cruising experience for us on the blog. While in Cadiz, we visited their local seafood market. That night we had a very fitting seafood dinner at the Pinnacle Grill where it was Le Cirque night!