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Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

While Holland America Line cruises are about relaxation and indulgence, they’re also about providing guests with an enriching travel experience. We want our guests to gain a deeper understanding of each destination’s unique culture so everyone can truly savor their journey. One undeniably authentic and enjoyable way to get to know a culture is by…   read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”

Bookings Open Today for Koningsdam’s Christening Cruise and Summer Europe

Bookings Open Today for Koningsdam’s Christening Cruise and Summer Europe

You’ve asked and you’ve waited, and now it’s finally here! Starting today guests can make bookings for the summer 2016 European cruises of ms Koningsdam and the May 9 Christening Cruise. As previously detailed on the blog, from May through the summer the ship will be sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on itineraries to…   read more of “Bookings Open Today…”

Koningsdam’s Summer 2016 Season Announced — Ship to Sail from Amsterdam

Koningsdam’s Summer 2016 Season Announced — Ship to Sail from Amsterdam

In summer 2016, Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will sail out of the port of Amsterdam, marking the first time the company will have three ships sailing out of three Dutch ports: Koningsdam out of Amsterdam, Rotterdam out of Rotterdam and Prinsendam out of Ijmuiden. Koningsdam will debut a series of northern Europe…   read more of “Koningsdam’s…”

Top 10 Shore Excursions That Explore the Beauty of the Baltic

Top 10 Shore Excursions That Explore the Beauty of the Baltic

For more than 100, years Holland America Line has cruised northern Europe, introducing travelers to the rich history and beauty of the region. Year after year Denmark, Finland and other northern European counties are counted among the happiest and healthiest in the world. One might think that the northern climates would come with somber moods,…   read more of “Top 10 Shore…”

Favorite Photos Throughout Europe

Favorite Photos Throughout Europe

As “Europe Week” continues, we share guest Patricia’s post highlighting her favorite ports during her Eurodam vacation. She loved Tallinn and Helsinki. We also asked Facebook fans to share photos of their favorite ports, and we got a fabulous variety! What are your favorite port? Let us know in the comments below! I just completed…   read more of “Favorite Photos…”

Cruise Diary: Eating our Way through Helsinki

Cruise Diary: Eating our Way through Helsinki

Award-winning author and writer Jeanette Hurt is cruising the Baltic on Prinsendam with her entire family to watch her parents renew their vows. Enjoy her words and her husband (and professional photographer) Kyle Edwards’ photos. You can also follow her on Twitter @JHurtAuthor or www.jeanettehurt.com. There’s just something so enjoyable about stepping off of the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: A Laid-Back Day at Helsinki

Cruise Diary: A Laid-Back Day at Helsinki

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, is aboard Prinsendam and is letting us join in on her vacation. If I had been the itinerary planner for this cruise, I would have put at least one sea day between St. Petersburg and the next port. With St. Petersburg culminating a first…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A…”