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Walking Your Way Through Canada and New England

Walking Your Way Through Canada and New England

Holland America Line shore excursions come in all shapes and sizes. On every cruise, there are adventure tours for the thrill-seekers, city tours for the historians, excursions that explore the water and the sky, art-focused tours, nature-based excursions and so much more.

Keeping Active on Tours in Canada and New England

Keeping Active on Tours in Canada and New England

When on a cruise, shore excursions can enhance each port of call. Many guests prefer to take a guided tour around the city, and with a wide array of options there’s certainly something for everyone.

Spook-tacular Shore Excursions in Time for Halloween

Spook-tacular Shore Excursions in Time for Halloween

Halloween is the spookiest day of the year when ghosts and goblins of all ages come out to celebrate by dressing up in their favorite costumes, going trick-or-treating and visiting haunted houses. But Halloween doesn’t have to be the only day to get spooked. On several Holland America Line tours, guests can explore old ghost…   read more of “Spook-tacular Shore…”

Captain’s Log: Eurodam is Saguenay’s 100th Cruise Ship Call

Captain’s Log: Eurodam is Saguenay’s 100th Cruise Ship Call

Here are some photographs of our welcome to Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, yesterday as the 100 call to the port. It was a very special event in picture-perfect conditions. Our guests were overwhelmed by the welcome we received. A folklore show was awaiting our arrival and Hotel Director Ron Bontenbal and I were welcomed by the…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Farewell Alaska: Bert’s Beauty Shots and San Francisco

Farewell Alaska: Bert’s Beauty Shots and San Francisco

As colder weather approaches, it’s time for some of the ships to start repositioning to their winter homes. Recently Zuiderdam, Westerdam and Statendam said good-bye to Alaska before heading to the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii/South Pacific, respectively. Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh sent in photos of Westerdam at Vancouver, B.C., taken from his ship, Statendam….   read more of “Farewell Alaska:…”

Scenic Cruising Throughout Canada & New England

Scenic Cruising Throughout Canada & New England

Autumn is undeniably charming in Canada and New England. The mountains and valleys burst with color and everyone pulls out their coziest sweaters in coastal towns. The time has arrived for hot apple cider and pumpkin everything. As Holland America Line moves into the fall cruising season, here’s a look at some captivating photos that…   read more of “Scenic Cruising…”

Recipe: New England Clam Chowder

Recipe: New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder is a perfect way to wind down after a day of sightseeing in Canada and New England. Chowder is widely recognized as French in origin, but New England Clam Chowder is all American. Historically made to satisfy fisherman and their families after a long day at sea, this dish is now…   read more of “Recipe: New England…”