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Top 5 Off-the-Beaten Path Museums You Can Explore on a Holland America Line Cruise

Top 5 Off-the-Beaten Path Museums You Can Explore on a Holland America Line Cruise

It’s International Museum Day, and the world’s most fascinating museums can be discovered on a Holland America Line cruise. Of course, there are the well-known museums like the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia; the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain; and the Louvre in Paris, France, but what about the off-the-beaten path museums? The destinations we visit…   read more of “Top 5…”

Sun-Kissed Skies & Culturally Rich Ports Greet Koningsdam on 2016 Med Cruises

Sun-Kissed Skies & Culturally Rich Ports Greet Koningsdam on 2016 Med Cruises

When Koningsdam sets sail in April, guests onboard will be part of one of the most important moments in recent Holland America Line history. The flagship of the Holland America Line fleet will carry forward all of the line’s tradition, nautical heritage and signature service and style, all while ushering in a new era of…   read more of “Sun-Kissed Skies…”

Cruise Diary: The Mediterranean Shines with History, Culture and Cuisine

Cruise Diary: The Mediterranean Shines with History, Culture and Cuisine

Guests Carol and Terry Sjostedt from Australia took an extended Mediterranean cruise on Prinsendam and are sharing their impressions of the ship and several of their favorite ports. Prinsendam – First Impressions So, the ship…Prinsendam is beautiful! It is a gorgeous ship and our cabin is fantastic. The bathroom with a full sized bath is…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

Overnight Calls Create Magical Evenings in Europe

Overnight Calls Create Magical Evenings in Europe

During select European cruises, overnight calls and late night tours open up a whole new world waiting to be explored. Guests can see ports of call like never before, as the moonlight casts a magical spell.

Touring the Great Capitals of Europe

Touring the Great Capitals of Europe

Holland America Line ships call at dozens of ports throughout Europe. From the smallest of Greek isles to the remotest of Norwegian towns, each itinerary is carefully crafted to feature lesser-visited calls, as well as visits to some of the most well-known and popular ports in the region. The names of certain cities go hand-in-hand…   read more of “Touring the Great…”

Cruise Diary: Olympia, Greece

Cruise Diary: Olympia, Greece

HAL guest George Labecki and his family sailed aboard Nieuw Amsterdam’s Mediterranean Tapestry cruise throughout Europe this past July and documented his experience in a journal. Below is an entry from their call at Olympia, Greece. Enjoy! July 14th: Olympia, Greece Showcasing the Background Today was a pretty big day. We sailed from the southeast…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Katakolon, Greece

Cruise Diary: Katakolon, Greece

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) are sailing the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. They chronicled their experiences in writing and pictures for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! Katakolon is a famous jumping board for a visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic games. After…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”