Lori A. May is a Seattle-based travel writer who recently cruised on Westerdam. This piece was originally published in Jrrny Travel and Seattle Post. If you’re serious about coffee, perhaps you’ve considered visiting the source. On a Panama Canal cruise with Holland America, your cruise itinerary will take you to several places known for producing… read more of “Holland America’s…”
It’s all about sun, sand and surf as Holland America Line gets ready to sail into the 2014-15 Caribbean season this fall and winter. After spending time in Alaska and Europe, nine ships in the fleet are preparing to make their repositioning cruises to the turquoise waters of the tropical Caribbean where powdery beaches, balmy… read more of “Set Sail for…”
Thanks to passenger Sandra Akina for sharing with us some beautiful pictures from her cruise in the Caribbean with her sister. My sister and I had a wonderful time on board the ms Ryndam. Also, our time ashore snorkeling and/or enjoying spending the day at Key West, Florida; Roatan, Honduras; St. Thomas; Guatamala, and Costa… read more of “Caribbean Cruise…”
Ryndam recently participated in humanitarian efforts in Livingston, Guatemala, when a group of guests, along with myself, traveled to a small school to provide supplies, gifts, and candy to the local children in this fishing village. Tom Hand is Ryndam’s human resources manager.
On November 2nd, six crew members and 13 guests from Statendam joined together in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, to participate in the Tikal, Maya City of Voices tour. The tour takes eight-and-a-half-hours and involves two flights, but it is well worth it. It was an amazing experience that we would all recommend to anyone that wants… read more of “Tikal, Maya City of…”
We happened to be in Guatemala on Good Friday, one of the most important days of the year in this country. We were able to organize a crew tour to watch the procession in Antigua. Easter week (Semana Santa in Spanish) is by far the most colorful and fascinating time in Antigua, Guatemala. Thousands and… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Here are photos from our recent port call at Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.