Imagine a perfect tropical island. Does it include lush volcanic peaks rising dramatically above the sea? Or maybe a palm-fringed beach with crystal-clear water? Whatever your ideal island escape looks like, you are likely to find it in the Caribbean. The warm waters are host to some 7,000 different islands belonging to 28 nations. It… read more of “Eastern, Western,…”
Happy National Rum Day! Celebrated annually on August 16, the holiday honors the distilled clear beverage which is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice. While the sweet spirit originated in Papua New Guinea, the beverage has become tied to the sunny Caribbean islands. In celebration of the holiday, we’re… read more of “Celebrate National…”
We travel to see new lands and learn about other people. We travel to make connections and experience cultures other than our own. Through Holland America Line’s shore excursions, no matter where you cruise you can find tours that introduce and showcase local highlights – whether through food, a musical performance or visit to an… read more of “Caribbean Culture…”
Today is World Snorkeling Day, and in honor of the special holiday we’re showcasing five of our favorite snorkeling excursions guests can experience on a Holland America Line cruise. From the idyllic Caribbean to breathtaking Hawaii, these specially selected tours allow guests to explore the beauty of some of the world’s most famed locales from… read more of “#WorldSnorkelingDay:…”
Every season, Holland America Line carries thousands of guests on cruises to the Caribbean. The allure of the region reaches beyond sun-kissed skies and gorgeous beaches. The Caribbean is rich in culture, history, natural beauty and unique adventures.
Holland America Line ships are making their way to the Caribbean. To celebrate this return, we asked Facebook fans to share their favorite photos from this beautiful and tropical island region. It looks like guest Tom took a diving tour in Bonaire, while fan J.R. went on the Whale and Dolphin Safari tour at Dominica…. read more of “Facebook Fans Share…”
Here’s a beautiful photo of Noordam docked at Dominica last month. Joanne Gardner is Nieuw Amsterdam’s future cruise consultant.
A group of 63 Maasdam crew members took part in the exciting Layou Gorge River Tubing tour in Roseau, Dominica, on January 22, 2011. There were crew members from every department present and we had a fabulous time exploring one of our ports of call in a way that most people never get the chance… read more of “Maasdam Crew Goes…”