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Nieuw Statendam to Explore Norway, the Baltic, Iceland and the Med for the 2019 Summer/Fall Season

Nieuw Statendam to Explore Norway, the Baltic, Iceland and the Med for the 2019 Summer/Fall Season

Following an inaugural season island-hopping throughout the Caribbean, Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam will cross the Atlantic Ocean in late April 2019 and spend the summer and fall exploring northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The new Pinnacle Class ship will homeport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the summer. Offering an enchanting collection of seven- and…   read more of “Nieuw Statendam to…”

Explore Iceland and Greenland on the Memorable ‘Voyage of the Vikings’ Legendary Voyage

Explore Iceland and Greenland on the Memorable ‘Voyage of the Vikings’ Legendary Voyage

Are you seeking to take an off-the-beaten path cruise that checks off some incredible buck-list ports? If you’ve been dreaming of crossing the Northern Atlantic and exploring some amazing destinations, then embark on a unique transatlantic with a twist as you retrace the steps of Leif Erikson and the Vikings during this 19-day Voyage of…   read more of “Explore Iceland and…”

Prins Christian Sund Puts the ‘Scenic’ in Zuiderdam’s Greenland Cruise

Prins Christian Sund Puts the ‘Scenic’ in Zuiderdam’s Greenland Cruise

When Kathy greeted Zuiderdam’s third officer in the elevator for a second time, she told him how great our Iceland ports-of-call had been. He smiled knowingly. “Just wait ‘til Greenland,” he promised. When you’re right, you’re right. For many of Zuiderdam’s 1,900 passengers – us included – the perfect introduction to this icy landmass was…   read more of “Prins Christian…”

Cruise With Purpose: Six of Our Favorite Tours That Allow Guests to Give Back

Cruise With Purpose: Six of Our Favorite Tours That Allow Guests to Give Back

Holland America Line’s innovative Cruise with Purpose Collection of shore excursions is centered on improving our planet one voyage at a time. For thoughtful cruisers who wants to give back or pay it forward, these tours provide the perfect opportunity in destinations around the world. Assist in scientific research, bring much-needed supplies to an orphanage,…   read more of “Cruise With…”

Giddy Up For These Exciting Equestrian Shore Excursions Around the World

Giddy Up For These Exciting Equestrian Shore Excursions Around the World

Call all horse-lovers and those who just seek an adventure! Saddle up for a gallop across the globe! From the warm beaches of the Caribbean to breathtaking mountains of Iceland, Holland America Line offers many shore excursions for cruisers to go horseback riding. Whether you’re a cowboy, cowgirl or just someone looking for a little…   read more of “Giddy Up For These…”

Cruise Diary from a Collectors’ Voyage: Following the Footsteps of the Vikings

Cruise Diary from a Collectors’ Voyage: Following the Footsteps of the Vikings

Holland America Line Mariners and frequent cruisers Jan and Dick Yetke set sail July 25 on Veendam’s “Voyage of the Vikings” Collectors’ Voyage that cruises from Boston, Massachusetts, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and back. Collectors’ Voyages combine back-to-back itineraries into one, longer cruise, and this is one of our most popular. Come along with Jan…   read more of “Cruise Diary from a…”

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…”

ms Rotterdam 2015: Unique Cruises to the Arctic Circle and the 0° 00′ – 0° 00′

ms Rotterdam 2015: Unique Cruises to the Arctic Circle and the 0° 00′ –  0° 00′

If only a cruise ship could talk! In one year ms Rotterdam will cruise through the Suez Canal multiple times, cross into the Arctic Circle to meet the glow of the Northern Lights and sail through 0° 00′ Latitude, 0° 00′ Longitude as it makes way around Africa. Some new experiences and itineraries were added…   read more of “ms Rotterdam 2015:…”