The holiday season is among the most joyous, but can also be one of the most stressful times of year. Between cooking, cleaning, decorating, and hosting family and friends, the holidays can easily become complicated. This year, why not simply relax your way through the holidays? That’s all possible with one of Holland America Line’s… read more of “Celebrate the…”
More than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries have a message they want to share: They are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers and hoping more will follow. Included are places that saw some damage from the September hurricanes but have already recovered. “In Key West, we are looking… read more of “A Message from the…”
Think you’ve seen it all during your cruise? Think again! With Holland America Line’s Encore Collection of Journeys Ashore tours in each port, guests who have visited a port before or who are looking for something off the beaten path will have the possibility to discover what lies beyond the attractions everyone knows about. From… read more of “Been There, Done…”
Holland America Line is launching a contest to commemorate the launch of our newest ship. The “Celebrate ms Koningsdam Sweepstakes” runs through June 3, 2016, and the grand prize is a seven-day Caribbean sailing for two in a verandah stateroom on Koningsdam! The cruise must be taken in January or February 2017, so clear your… read more of “Win a Caribbean…”
Following its inaugural Europe season in 2016, Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam will homeport at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ship will kick off the Caribbean season with a four-day cruise to the Bahamas, followed by a series of diverse itineraries criss-crossing the region from fall 2016 through March 2017. The seven-day… read more of “Koningsdam to…”
When it comes to ancient ruins, there’s more to explore than just Europe and South America. Mexico boasts some of the most incredible and significant ruins in the world. The Mayan civilization spanned more than 2500 years, and hundreds of ruins in Mexico have been documented. In fact, there are so many sites that it’s… read more of “Shore Excursions…”
Beautiful beaches can be found all over the world, and Mexico is no exception. We received these great photos from Heinz and Esther Kuster taken while they were in Mexico. For the upcoming Mexico-Hawaii season that starts in October, we’re adding longer cruises so there’s more time to see the sites and explore the culture… read more of “The Beautiful…”
Here are two photos from our long leisurely days in Mexico. Special thanks to Ryndam’s Neptune Band Leader Peter John Nickalls for these amazing photos. Verlie Nelson is Ryndam’s human resources manager.