To say we are beyond thrilled to welcome guests on board Holland America Line this month in Alaska is definitely an understatement! And next month we return to the Mediterranean with cruises aboard Eurodam. Did you know that our very first Mediterranean cruise departed on Feb. 2, 1910, onboard the s.s. Statendam I from New… read more of “Insider Tips on…”
Georgina Cruz, a seasoned traveler and frequent Holland America Line guest who takes many of our Grand Voyages, recently wrapped up the Grand World Voyage aboard Amsterdam. Wondering if our Grand Voyages are your dream getaway? Read below for her last installment that provides a glimpse into her unforgettable vacation! After enjoying a Polynesian sojourn,… read more of “World Cruise…”
Are you thinking about taking a Mediterranean cruise but not sure it’s for you? Hear about cruising the Med from the people who know best … our own past passengers! In a new series called “Cruise Experts Tell All,” the Holland America Blog is turning to our own guests to get an insider’s perspective on… read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”
If you’re looking to cruise to one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest city in western Europe, there’s no shortage of history in Lisbon, Portugal! The city is rich in architecture and also is crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares. There is a unique beauty when strolling… read more of “Lisbon: A Cruise…”
Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam‘s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. Here are some photos from Lisbon, Portugal.
The Statue of Christ in Lisbon is a smaller replica of the Christ the Redeemer monument on Corcovado in Rio de Janiero. It’s quite impressive when we pass it as we sail along the Tagus River. Jonathan Bailey SEH Officer ms Amsterdam
During our call at Lisbon, Portugal, Prinsendam’s culinary team was in full force working hard to prepare appetizing foods during an extremely successful barbecue along the pool-side of the Lido deck for our guests. Such a treat for everyone!
Hostess Annette Gonzalez, Cruise Director Gene Young, International Concierge Carolane Jupsin and Dorie De Jong visited the Instituto de Surdos-Mudos da Imaculada Conceição in Lisbon, Portugal, during a recent port call. They were met by Sister Ana, the director, and given an extensive tour of the daily operations, classrooms and were introduced to the students… read more of “Prinsendam Crew…”