March 3 is designated World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. On any Holland America Line cruise, shore excursions showcase regional wildlife and flora in a variety of ways. From a natural encounter in the wild to visiting a sanctuary for rescued animals, guests seeking interactions can… read more of “World Wildlife Day:…”
Tag: Punta Arenas
The holidays can be the best time of year, full of twinkling lights and festive cheer. But the holidays also can bring stress for many with planning, cooking and cleaning. Imagine leaving that all behind (the stress, we mean!) by letting Holland America Line take care of everything on a holiday cruise. Onboard you can… read more of “Holiday Happiness…”
A cruise to the Caribbean is a classic experience that never gets old! Where the sun is plentiful, the sand is white and powdery, the ocean is as clear as a swimming pool and vibrant tropical fish are abound, it only makes sense to experience the region on a Holland America Line ship! When cooler… read more of “Cruisers Use…”
Travelers looking to see more of the South American ports beyond a tour that lasts only a few hours can embark on an overland journey or extended shore excursion that goes to places unreached by cruise ships.
Thanks to Jaap Wisse, Prinsendam’s chief engineer, for sharing these photos from Argentina, Antarctica and Chile. Enjoy!
Days 30-31 Punta Arenas, Chile, on the Strait of Magellan, is said to be “the southernmost city of the world’’ (Ushuaia, Argentina, is south of here, but it is smaller so it is considered only a town). If you have been reading this blog, you know Humberto and I – and Duffy, our bear that… read more of “Cruise Diary: More…”
Feb. 3-4 Friday, Feb. 3 continued: We sail at 1445, a strong wind is pinning us to the pier, (as opposed to blowing us off when we arrived). It takes a minute to adjust the azipod and the bow thrust so that she lifts off evenly, rather than ‘waggles’. The 1st officer is calling out… read more of “Around the World…”