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Cruising Europe: Five Top Ports and Shore Excursions

Cruising Europe: Five Top Ports and Shore Excursions

With more than 20 countries and dozens of ports available on Holland America Line itineraries, Europe is one of the most intriguing and comprehensive cruising regions.

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…”

On Location: Mediterranean Barbecue

On Location: Mediterranean Barbecue

When I found I was going on a “Mediterranean Adventure” on the Nieuw Amsterdam I thought that the adventure would be the ports of call. Exciting places like Toulon, Palermo and Naples. What I had not realised was that most of the adventure actually took place on board! Thanks to Holland America’s new initiative called…   read more of “On Location:…”

On Location: Opa! Welcome to Greece

On Location: Opa! Welcome to Greece

With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around the world. “On Location” means that Holland America Line guests can learn to tango on the way to Argentina, take a cooking class taught…   read more of “On Location: Opa!…”

Postcard from Ephesus, Turkey

Postcard from Ephesus, Turkey

On July 10, 2013, while the ship was docked at Kusadasi, Turkey, the crew members of the Nieuw Amsterdam visited the ancient city of Ephesus. The ancient city of Ephesus, located near the Aegean Sea in modern day Turkey, was one of the great cities of the Greeks in Asia Minor and home to the…   read more of “Postcard from…”

A Family Cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam

A Family Cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam

Thanks to HAL guest Wil Leemans for sending in these great family photos that were taken while cruising with Nieuw Amsterdam last year.