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…”
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:…”
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…”
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…”
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…”
Guest Elizabeth set sail on a Mediterranean cruise aboard Noordam with her family and wrote about her adventure. Step back in time with her to some of the world’s most amazing ancient cities. The Mediterranean has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. It features incredible beaches with water so blue,… read more of “Ancient Ruins…”
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.
A cruise to Europe can be the ideal family vacation. There is something for everyone, from history and culture to sun and fun. And every Holland America Line ship is welcoming to guests of all ages. In fact, the Club HAL program is set up to entertain kids from three through teen. Guest Joost van… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”