When on a cruise, shore excursions can enhance each port of call. Many guests prefer to take a guided tour around the city, and with a wide array of options there’s certainly something for everyone.
Cruises to Canada and New England feature a lot of exciting and enriching ports.
Halloween is the spookiest day of the year when ghosts and goblins of all ages come out to celebrate by dressing up in their favorite costumes, going trick-or-treating and visiting haunted houses. But Halloween doesn’t have to be the only day to get spooked. On several Holland America Line tours, guests can explore old ghost… read more of “Spook-tacular Shore…”
Here are some photographs of our welcome to Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, yesterday as the 100 call to the port. It was a very special event in picture-perfect conditions. Our guests were overwhelmed by the welcome we received. A folklore show was awaiting our arrival and Hotel Director Ron Bontenbal and I were welcomed by the… read more of “Captain’s…”
If all of these Canada and New England posts have whet your appetite to explore the eastern seaboard, Holland America Line is featuring 48 opportunities in spring, summer and fall 2014. Scheduled May through October, the nine different itineraries on ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam and ms Veendam depart from Boston, Mass.; Montréal and Québec City,… read more of “Forty-Eight Cruises…”
Thanks to artist and guest Casey for sending us some of his work done aboard Veendam. I’m Casey Hoke. I’m 16 years old and from Louisville, Kentucky. I just came back from sailing aboard the MS Veendam with my grandparents (and very well traveled HAL Mariners) from Boston to Quebec. I am a student artist… read more of “Painting Landscapes…”
While crew and passengers were heading for the beautiful city of Quebec, I turned around and took this picture of the moon. Ronald de Bloeme is Veendam’s safety, environmental and health officer.
Thanks to HAL guest Mira for sending in beautiful photos that were taken on various cruises with Zaandam, Veendam and Nieuw Amsterdam.