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Captain’s Log: Whale-Watching and More in Alaska

Captain’s Log: Whale-Watching and More in Alaska

A glorious week, the sun shone, the whales frolicked, the glaciers calved, what more can one ask for? A sunny day in Juneau, I did what I always try to do, at least once a season and that was the Juneau whale-watch tour. There was room on the evening one and what a lovely evening…   read more of “Captain’s…”

A Unique Call at Heimaey, Iceland

A Unique Call at Heimaey, Iceland

Veendam‘s Safety, Environmental & Health Officer Ronald de Bloeme sent in these pretty photos of the ship at Heimaey, Westman Islands, Iceland. Did you know at Heimaey you can see millions of wild puffins or go on a cruise looking for orcas, dolphins and porpoises? Heimaey is just one of the unique ports we call…   read more of “A Unique Call at…”

What’s Our Most Popular Caribbean Port?

What’s Our Most Popular Caribbean Port?

You guessed it! Half Moon Cay, our private island, continues to be rated our most popular Caribbean port. How can you get there to experience it for yourself? Holland America Line’s warm-water cruises in the Atlantic offer diversity in length and destinations, with cruises from seven days to Collectors’ Voyages up to 35 days, and…   read more of “What’s Our…”

Share Your Caribbean Memories!

Share Your Caribbean Memories!

It’s beach week, Holland America Blog fans! And to kick it off we’re sharing some fab photos that passenger Fuat Baran took on a Caribbean cruise aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Do you have beach photos you’d like to share on our social media channels? If so, send them to info@hollandamericablog.com! And don’t forget to check out…   read more of “Share Your…”

Time for a Fiesta in Mexico

Time for a Fiesta in Mexico

Thanks to guests Roger and Carine for sending in this photo of Westerdam at Huatulco, Mexico.

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…”

Sun Sets Over a Holland America Ship

Sun Sets Over a Holland America Ship

Wil Cole was kind enough to send us this photo he captured of the sun setting over the deck of a Holland America ship. Thanks, Wil!