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Crave Art & Culture? Six Must-Do Museums on a Europe Cruise

Crave Art & Culture? Six Must-Do Museums on a Europe Cruise

Holland America Line’s cruises to Europe feature some of the most interesting and exciting cities in the world. Europe and its many regions are famous for many reasons, particularly the vast amount of art and culture found in nearly every port. Almost anywhere you call at during a Europe cruise will feature a museum and…   read more of “Crave Art &…”

Two Mariners Reveal Their Top 10 Favorite Grand World Voyage Ports

Two Mariners Reveal Their Top 10 Favorite Grand World Voyage Ports

During the 2015 Grand World Voyage we closely followed the epic adventures of Jeff Farschman, President’s Club member and “World Adventure” blogger, as well as Cruise Critic members John and Diane. All three had extraordinary experiences, many of them together, while circling the globe, visiting more than 25 ports in 45 countries across six continents….   read more of “Two Mariners Reveal…”

From Rome to Rio: 8 Iconic Sights Around the World

From Rome to Rio: 8 Iconic Sights Around the World

From South America to Europe to Australia, Holland America Line’s ships cruise to some of the most breathtaking places around the world. Among these sights, however, there are some that we consider better than the rest, iconic. Defined as “widely known and acknowledged especially for distinctive excellence,” you can experience their excellence firsthand on your…   read more of “From Rome to Rio: 8…”

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…”

Lookbook: Cruise Around the Med with Photos from Facebook and Twitter

Lookbook: Cruise Around the Med with Photos from Facebook and Twitter

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…”

Cruise Experts Tell All: From Barcelona to Santorini, the Best of the Mediterranean

Cruise Experts Tell All: From Barcelona to Santorini, the Best of the Mediterranean

Are you thinking about taking a Mediterranean cruise but can’t decide which itinerary is best for you? Hear about the top Mediterranean ports from the people who know best … our own past passengers! The “Cruise Experts Tell All” series turns to our own guests to get an insider’s perspective on cruising. We asked our…   read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”