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Cruise Port Spotlight: Sizzling & Sultry Rio de Janeiro Offers an Array of Sights

Cruise Port Spotlight: Sizzling & Sultry Rio de Janeiro Offers an Array of Sights

Every year, people from all over the world make their way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Holland America Line cruises that explore South America. But just what is it about this city that people find so intriguing? Is it the diverse landscape of lush, green mountains overlooking white, sandy beaches? Or the unusual juxtaposition…   read more of “Cruise Port…”

From Rome to Rio: 8 Iconic Sights Around the World

From Rome to Rio: 8 Iconic Sights Around the World

From South America to Europe to Australia, Holland America Line’s ships cruise to some of the most breathtaking places around the world. Among these sights, however, there are some that we consider better than the rest, iconic. Defined as “widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence,” you can experience their excellence firsthand on your…   read more of “From Rome to Rio: 8…”

Looking Back: A Wild Ride in Rio de Janeiro

Looking Back:  A Wild Ride in Rio de Janeiro

Thanks to Bob New for sharing this story. He is preparing for January 2014 Grand Voyage around South America aboard the ms Prisendam. As he looks forward to the trip, he also looks back. In late 1968 Dolores and I and our daughter were on a British ship, on an around-the-world voyage. The ship was…   read more of “Looking Back: A…”

Maasdam Crew Tours Corcovado

Maasdam Crew Tours Corcovado

During Maasdam’s three-day stay in Rio de Janeiro, 88 crewmembers had the opportunity to join a crew tour to Corcovado to see the amazing statue of Christ the Redeemer. Due to the amount of people, the crewmembers were split up in two groups and unfortunately only one group was able to accomplish a group photo….   read more of “Maasdam Crew Tours…”