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Cruise Diary: Caribbean Flavors and Other Delights on Nieuw Statendam

Cruise Diary: Caribbean Flavors and Other Delights on Nieuw Statendam

Georgina Cruz, a seasoned traveler and frequent Holland America Line guest who takes many of our Grand Voyages, recently enjoyed a 14-day Caribbean voyage on Nieuw Statendam where she indulged in the many culinary experiences on board and ashore. Bon appetit! Nieuw Statendam had dropped anchor at Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private island in…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

The Most Postcard-Perfect Locales in the Caribbean

The Most Postcard-Perfect Locales in the Caribbean

Home to white-sand beaches, lush landscapes, sparkling waters and a laid-back atmosphere, the Caribbean beckons travelers from around the globe. While this inviting region is well known for its picturesque beaches, it offers several other postcard-worthy gems that should not be overlooked. Read on below to discover some of our favorites that you can experience…   read more of “The Most…”

A Message from the Caribbean Islands: We’re Open for Cruise Vacations

A Message from the Caribbean Islands: We’re Open for Cruise Vacations

More than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries have a message they want to share: They are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers and hoping more will follow. Included are places that saw some damage from the September hurricanes but have already recovered. “In Key West, we are looking…   read more of “A Message from the…”

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…”

Koningsdam to Explore the Caribbean on Diverse Cruises in 2016-2017

Koningsdam to Explore the Caribbean on Diverse Cruises in 2016-2017

Following its inaugural Europe season in 2016, Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam will homeport at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ship will kick off the Caribbean season with a four-day cruise to the Bahamas, followed by a series of diverse itineraries criss-crossing the region from fall 2016 through March 2017. The seven-day…   read more of “Koningsdam to…”

Caribbean: Eastern vs. Western vs. Southern. Which Cruise Is Best For You?

Caribbean: Eastern vs. Western vs. Southern. Which Cruise Is Best For You?

Travelers new to cruising might not know that the Caribbean presents itself in very different ways. There are several common options — from the ease of the eastern Caribbean to the adventure of the western and exotic charm of the southern Caribbean, each itinerary has its own characteristics. Comparing and contrasting these destinations can give…   read more of “Caribbean: Eastern…”

Ports of Call & Recipe: Jamaica

Ports of Call & Recipe: Jamaica

Situated in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is a part of the chain of Caribbean islands called the Greater Antilles, along with Cuba, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. The tip of a mountain rising from the sea floor, Jamaica boasts lush rolling hills and beautiful beaches. Flora and fauna abound on this beautiful island, with 250 bird…   read more of “Ports of Call…”