Even on the day when we’re crossing the Panama Canal, I find it hard to give up my routine on Volendam. So here I am in the ship’s well-appointed gym on the Lido deck, after helping myself to more than my fair share of fluffy, perfect-for-the-occasion Panama rolls on the forward deck. But after I… read more of “My Panama Canal…”
The Panama Canal is an incredible man-made marvel that can be uniquely experienced on a Holland America Line cruise. If it’s not on your bucket list, it should be! There’s an incredible wave of awe that comes over every cruiser transiting the lakes and locks of this spectacle that made the list of the Seven… read more of “The Panama Canal: 7…”
Jan. 4-5: I joined the “Amsterdam” again, yesterday, yet another World Cruise beckons, a circumnavigation of the globe; 32,500 nautical miles, 38 ports of call and 113 days.
Every traveler that likes to experience interesting and unique adventures should set their sights on the Panama Canal. Transiting it by cruise ship is fascinating, watching the logistics of getting from Atlantic to Pacific. The ships sail through the locks and lakes, being raised and lowered as needed. And the scenery is lush and beautiful…. read more of “Panama Canal: By…”