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East, West…Which is Best? No Need to Choose on Our ’36-Day Best of the Med’ Cruise

East, West…Which is Best? No Need to Choose on Our ’36-Day Best of the Med’ Cruise

If one thing is for sure, it’s that the Mediterranean is heating up for the summer! With millions of people traveling by cruise ship every year, it’s no wonder this unique region is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Known for its stunning landscapes, colorful cities, diverse culture and rich history…   read more of “East,…”

Fans Cruise Europe from North to South

Fans Cruise Europe from North to South

From the fjords of Norway to Greece’s golden beaches, Holland America Line’s Europe cruises span the entire region. North, south, east and west, Holland America Line carefully crafts each itinerary to showcase the most exciting, interesting, popular, unique and memorable ports of call.

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Day 2

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Day 2

Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ve just received these wonderful posts. We’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Now, for all of you following our itinerary on a daily basis, you should have noticed that we were…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ve just received these wonderful posts. We’ll starting from the beginning so you don’t miss anything, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! We hope you had a wonderful Happy Easter,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Photo Diary: Visiting Mediterranean Gems

Photo Diary: Visiting Mediterranean Gems

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.

Ryndam Arrives at Malta

Ryndam Arrives at Malta

Special thanks to Andrew Barker, Ryndam’s safety officer, for sending in this post and great photo. The Ryndam looked immaculate as it was arriving at Valletta, Malta, on a beautiful morning, the day before the Maltese air show got underway. Rehearsing overhead was a 1942 Super Marine Spitfire, performing dramatic rolls and entering the harbor…   read more of “Ryndam Arrives at…”

Prinsendam at Malta

Prinsendam at Malta

These are some amazing images of Prinsendam while anchored between Gozo and Comino. Thanks to Ivan for sending these pictures taken by Photographer George Saguna.

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

On this day we were in Malta’s capital, Valletta. It was Independence Day so there was a lot going on. The scenery of Valletta is fantastic with its stone walls and narrow streets. We were sorry that we had to leave so soon but our next destination of the cruise is awaiting us and that…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”