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Cruise Experts Tell All: Why You Should Take a Mediterranean Cruise

Cruise Experts Tell All: Why You Should Take a Mediterranean Cruise

Are you thinking about taking a Mediterranean cruise but not sure it’s for you? Hear about cruising the Med from the people who know best … our own past passengers! In a new series called “Cruise Experts Tell All,” the Holland America Blog is turning to our own guests to get an insider’s perspective on…   read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”

Explore 35 Ports on the Grand Mediterranean Voyage

Explore 35 Ports on the Grand Mediterranean Voyage

The Mediterranean has become an increasingly popular cruising destination, and Holland America Line’s 55-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in 2015 aboard ms Prinsendam offers guests a chance to get to know this region in one dream vacation.

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…”

Favorite Photos Throughout Europe

Favorite Photos Throughout Europe

As “Europe Week” continues, we share guest Patricia’s post highlighting her favorite ports during her Eurodam vacation. She loved Tallinn and Helsinki. We also asked Facebook fans to share photos of their favorite ports, and we got a fabulous variety! What are your favorite port? Let us know in the comments below! I just completed…   read more of “Favorite Photos…”

Cruise Diary: Civitavecchia, Italy

Cruise Diary: Civitavecchia, Italy

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! This is a port where we go biking! We got off the ship, out the port, and turn right, going along the lovely plaza…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Traveling Europe on Nieuw Amsterdam

Traveling Europe on Nieuw Amsterdam

Thanks to HAL guests Helena and Jeremy Blue for sending in this post and gorgeous photos from their European crusie with Nieuw Amsterdam. My husband and I had the pleasure of cruising on Nieuw Amsterdam in April/May of 2012. Here are a few of our favorite places. — Helena and Jeremy Blue

Cruise Diary: Rome

Cruise Diary: Rome

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 his entry from his visit to Rome. Enjoy! July 9th Adding the Thread: Rome Often in life it seems like the anticipation is greater than the event….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”