Historic sites, abundant sunshine, café after café. Though the name Split might sound odd to the American ear, that details adds to my surprise when I disembark as part of my Mediterranean cruise. I have to say I’m stunned by the waterfront beauty of this Dalmatian Coast destination, an exclusive spot that feels like a… read more of “My Mediterranean…”
From a private island paradise to penguin-covered icebergs, Holland America Line takes our guests to some of the most exclusive locales in the world. Did you know that not only do we cruise to the most beautiful beaches, monuments and landscapes around the globe, but we also visit places of great cultural, historical and natural… read more of “Culture Vulture?…”
Once you’ve decided to take a Holland America Line cruise to the Mediterranean, you quickly are faced with a second decision to make: should you cruise to the eastern Med or western Med? The truth is, you can’t go wrong with either choice, and if you have more time you should consider doing a longer… read more of “Eastern vs….”
When taking a Holland America Line cruise, you can expect incredible shore excursions, tailor-made to offer the best experience at every port. Holland America Line has grouped many of the tours into five distinct collections, so you’ll know exactly what to look for when booking your tours in advance or onboard. Each collection is centered… read more of “Shore Excursion…”
When Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam sets sail in February 2016 the new ship will ply the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a seven-day Premiere Voyage and continue on a series of 12-day Premiere Sailings in Europe through early May 2016. The debut cruises will explore some of the region’s most popular capitals, culturally… read more of “Koningsdam…”
Are you thinking about taking a Mediterranean cruise but can’t decide which itinerary is best for you? Hear about the top Mediterranean ports from the people who know best … our own past passengers! The “Cruise Experts Tell All” series turns to our own guests to get an insider’s perspective on cruising. We asked our… read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”
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…”
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.