Holland America Line’s carefully crafted itineraries give our guests access to some of the most brag-worthy beaches around the world. Australia and the South Pacific, Thailand, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Hawaiian Islands, South America – all provide opportunities for amazing beach exploration. Here are eight of our favorites: Half Moon Cay Our very own… read more of “Choose a Holland…”
As Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin suggests, the best way to become immersed in a culture is to sample the local cuisine or specialty libations.
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 the entry from his visit to Messina, Italy. Enjoy! July 11th Finishing the Beginning: Messina, Sicily, Italy It seems that when you book a cruise, there is… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Thanks to IT Officer Scott Lucas for this beautiful picture of the sunrise in Messina, Italy. Brandi Johnson is Ryndam’s human resources manager.
At dinner time Captain Mark Rowden made his usual round among the tables in the main dining room. He knew about my maritime interest in shipping and navigation and told me that the next day the ship was entering and maneuvering through a narrow port that he thought I would be interesting in seeing. The… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) sailed the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. This is their last port, so enjoy!
Kusadasi, Turkey As with most of the ports on this cruise, the approach to Kusadasi gave a breathtaking view, especially because the sun had just begun rising over the mountains, sending bright rays all over the city. We took a tour to the house of the Virgin Mary and along the way the guide gave… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”