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World Cruise Delights: European Ports

World Cruise Delights: European Ports

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…”

My Mediterranean Cruise: Pizza and Pompeii

My Mediterranean Cruise: Pizza and Pompeii

Pizza is serious business in Naples, and serious business to me. The oft-told story — about Naples, not about me — goes like this: In 1889, to celebrate Queen Margherita’s visit to Naples, a Neapolitan pizzaiolo was commissioned to create a special honorary pizza. The Queen loved it. That’s the origin story of the pizza…   read more of “My Mediterranean…”

Mediterranean Food: The Ties that Bind a Region

Mediterranean Food: The Ties that Bind a Region

Cuisine is an important part of the Holland America Line cruise experience. Both onboard and ashore, local culinary traditions attract both foodies and novices alike with unique flavors, fresh ingredients and colorful dishes. The Mediterranean is especially known for its flavorful, rich recipes, and our cruises take you to some of the most popular ports…   read more of “Mediterranean Food:…”

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…”

Koningsdam Itinerary Preview: Bookings Open Dec. 1 for ‘Premiere Sailings’

Koningsdam Itinerary Preview: Bookings Open Dec. 1 for ‘Premiere Sailings’

When Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam sets sail in February 2016 the new ship will ply the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a seven-day Premiere Voyage and continue on a series of 12-day Premiere Sailings in Europe through early May 2016. The debut cruises will explore some of the region’s most popular capitals, culturally…   read more of “Koningsdam…”

Lookbook: Cruise Around the Med with Photos from Facebook and Twitter

Lookbook: Cruise Around the Med with Photos from Facebook and Twitter

Holland America Line’s Jocelyn Wu, special events coordinator – public relations, just disembarked ms Noordam with a group of journalists. She and many of the writers chronicled their cruise through the Mediterranean on Facebook and Twitter through fabulous photos and fun captions. Journalist Gail Jennsen was onboard writing a story for Avid Cruiser and she’s…   read more of “Lookbook: Cruise…”

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.