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Cruise Experts Tell All: Why You Should Take a Mediterranean Cruise

Cruise Experts Tell All: Why You Should Take a Mediterranean Cruise

Are you thinking about taking a Mediterranean cruise but not sure it’s for you? Hear about cruising the Med from the people who know best … our own past passengers! In a new series called “Cruise Experts Tell All,” the Holland America Blog is turning to our own guests to get an insider’s perspective on…   read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”

‘On Location’ Introduces new Flamenco and Folkloric Shows

‘On Location’ Introduces new Flamenco and Folkloric Shows

Part of the “On Location” enrichment program is bringing local culture and entertainment onboard each cruise. In Hawaii that might mean hula dancers or a ukulele player and in the eastern Mediterranean guests might be entertained by bellydancers.

Shore Excursions Introduce A World of European Wines

Shore Excursions Introduce A World of European Wines

“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” -Benjamin Franklin Wine is among the oldest human indulgences – dating back to ancient Mesopotamia. Bottles of wine were buried in the Pharaoh’s tombs so they could entertain guests in the afterlife, the…   read more of “Shore Excursions…”

Video: Exploring the Adriatic Aboard Noordam

Thanks to guest Noel Bell for sharing with us the video he made after his recent 15-day Adriatic Explorer Collectors Cruise on Noordam. I just finished this video. Hope you enjoy my trip’s highlights. I sailed on Noordam from Rome to Athens (15 Days) visiting Livorno, Florence, Venice, Naples and the Amalfi Coast in Italy;…   read more of “Video: Exploring…”

Cruise Diary: Korcula, Croatia

Cruise Diary: Korcula, Croatia

Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Korcula is a small island in the Adriatic Sea, off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia and is beautiful! The main town is a small walled…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cruise Diary: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Welcome to the beautiful and very interesting city of Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast!!! We have been here before but are always happy to return…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Photo Diary: Greece and Croatia

Photo Diary: Greece and Croatia

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, is on Noordam for 21 days and is sharing with us photos from his trip. Here are beautiful photos taken during his calls at Corfu, Greece, and Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia. Arrived on such a fab day as we continue to travel the Med Sea, we now…   read more of “Photo Diary: Greece…”