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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…”

Cruise Diary: The Mediterranean Shines with History, Culture and Cuisine

Cruise Diary: The Mediterranean Shines with History, Culture and Cuisine

Guests Carol and Terry Sjostedt from Australia took an extended Mediterranean cruise on Prinsendam and are sharing their impressions of the ship and several of their favorite ports. Prinsendam – First Impressions So, the ship…Prinsendam is beautiful! It is a gorgeous ship and our cabin is fantastic. The bathroom with a full sized bath is…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

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…”

Cruise Diary: Olympia, Greece

Cruise Diary: Olympia, Greece

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 an entry from their call at Olympia, Greece. Enjoy! July 14th: Olympia, Greece Showcasing the Background Today was a pretty big day. We sailed from the southeast…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Katakolon, Greece

Cruise Diary: Katakolon, Greece

While in Katakolon, Greece, we went on the Ancient Olympia & Museum excursion. We had a very nice drive to the Olympic site where we got a good view of the countryside and passed through the old and quaint village. The ruins at the Olympic site were much more impressive than we thought they would…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”