While Holland America Line cruises are about relaxation and indulgence, they’re also about providing guests with an enriching travel experience. We want our guests to gain a deeper understanding of each destination’s unique culture so everyone can truly savor their journey. One undeniably authentic and enjoyable way to get to know a culture is by… read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”
As Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin suggests, the best way to become immersed in a culture is to sample the local cuisine or specialty libations.
Having put the vents of Phuket behind me, we made our way across the Indian Ocean towards a landfall off the southern tip of Sri Lanka, or Ceylon as it was once known. Our guests and crew enjoyed the sea-days after our somewhat hectic prior days and ports. We were, once again, blessed with calm… read more of “Captain’s…”
Day 78, March 24: After getting a big gulp of what Henry David Thoreau called “the tonic of wildness” while riding an elephant through a jungle trail in Phuket, Thailand, and afterwards enjoying two relaxing days at sea, we arrived at Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, located just off the… read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”