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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…”

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…”

Cruise Diary: Helsinki, Finland

Cruise Diary: Helsinki, Finland

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! Helsinki, Finland’s capital, has 590,000 residents, of which 92 percent speak Finish. Many also speak English fluently and very graciously helped us with directions. Feeling adventuresome, we rode a number 14 bus to City Centre, then walked to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Eurodam Makes Charitable Donation to Helsinki’s Salvation Army

Eurodam Makes Charitable Donation to Helsinki’s Salvation Army

Special thanks to Eurodam’s Guest Relations Manager Annabel Sualog for this post. On our final visit to Helsinki, Finland, on August 22, Eurodam donated four boxes of shoes and clothes to the Salvation Army – Helsinki Chapter. Staffers from Eurodam’s front office team posed with a number of Helsinki representatives for this photo. Annabel Sualog…   read more of “Eurodam Makes…”