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On Location: Enrich & Entertain

On Location: Enrich & Entertain

On her recent Canada & New England cruise aboard Maasdam, guest Sharon Johnson enjoyed a variety of enrichment presentations and local entertainment courtesy of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program. The evening of our Halifax call we were treated to a very special “On Location” program, a Cape Breton Fiddle Concert. Gillian Head and Cape…   read more of “On Location: Enrich…”

Forty-Eight Cruises Highlight 2014 Canada & New England Season

Forty-Eight Cruises Highlight 2014 Canada & New England Season

If all of these Canada and New England posts have whet your appetite to explore the eastern seaboard, Holland America Line is featuring 48 opportunities in spring, summer and fall 2014. Scheduled May through October, the nine different itineraries on ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam and ms Veendam depart from Boston, Mass.; Montréal and Québec City,…   read more of “Forty-Eight Cruises…”

Port Spotlight: Bar Harbor, Maine

Port Spotlight: Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor has the charm of a quaint, New England fishing village with all the attractions of a major port, and its touristy downtown area is hard to resist. The town is nestled on the east side of Mount Desert Island, sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by Frenchman Bay, and is home to the largest…   read more of “Port Spotlight: Bar…”

Cruise Diary: Embarkation

Cruise Diary: Embarkation

Mike Faust, editor of Cruise Currents, recently sailed on board Zuiderdam for a seven-night Alaska cruise and chronicled his trip for us. Have fun cruising with him on his journey! After a great couple of days at Cruise3Sixty, I’ve finally boarded the beautiful Zuiderdam in Vancouver, Canada. Embarkation was fairly easy and we were aboard…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Veendam Lights Up the Newfoundland Sky

Veendam Lights Up the Newfoundland Sky

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight! A special thanks to photographer Joe Brazil for capturing this stunning photo of ms Veendam. This is a photo of the ms Veendam taken on July 16th off the west coast of Newfoundland, sailing north. It was taken from onshore in the vicinity of Portland Creek on Newfoundland’s Northern…   read more of “Veendam Lights Up…”

Cruise Diary: Skagway and the Great Yukon

Cruise Diary: Skagway and the Great Yukon

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed on a 7-day Inside Passage Cruise visiting Alaska on Zuiderdam with her family. Enjoy reading about their adventure. This post was written by Jennifer M. On our Alaska family summer vacation, we visited Skagway and ended up in the southern Yukon territory of Canada. Skagway is…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Full Moon Over Veendam

Full Moon Over Veendam

While crew and passengers were heading for the beautiful city of Quebec, I turned around and took this picture of the moon. Ronald de Bloeme is Veendam’s safety, environmental and health officer.