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New Seven-Day Pacific Coast Cruises Make Perfect Close-to-Home Exploration

New Seven-Day Pacific Coast Cruises Make Perfect Close-to-Home Exploration

The seemingly endless Pacific Coast is the ultimate locale for a week-long Holland America Line cruise, offering beautiful beaches, more than 300 days of sun, mild year-round temperatures, sporty pastimes and iconic cultural landmarks. Our new Pacific Coast itineraries conjure up the perfect recipe for luxury, relaxation and adventure to help you unwind and enjoy…   read more of “New Seven-Day…”

Cruise Diary: Departing San Diego

Cruise Diary: Departing San Diego

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who currently is on board Zaandam and will be sending in blog posts from her cruise. Our cruise departed for Hawaii and Mexico from San Diego. San Diego is a great spot to spend several pre- or post-cruise days sightseeing. The scenery, sunshine, and beaches are very special…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

San Diego’s Stunning Skyline

San Diego’s Stunning Skyline

I took this photo just before arriving in San Diego on the ms Statendam on Friday, October 26, 2012. Normally the skyscrapers are not that beautiful, but now just before sunrise, they look amazing. Wouter Verton Neptune Lounge Concierge ms Statendam

Snapshots from a Zuiderdam Sailing

Snapshots from a Zuiderdam Sailing

Special thanks to Ian Phares, a Quality Assurance Specialist with Holland America Line, for submitting these beautiful photos from his recent four-day ms Zuiderdam cruise from San Diego to Vancouver.

Bert’s Beauty Shots: San Diego

Bert’s Beauty Shots: San Diego

It is the end of the season – our last time in San Diego. I can’t wait to confront the Alaskan wildlife with my camera. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

Csaba’s Aperture: San Diego Bay

Csaba’s Aperture: San Diego Bay

Take a look at these snapshots from the Oosterdam! I took these pictures on March 30 with my new lens while the ship was sailing out of San Diego Bay. Enjoy! (Click on photos for larger view.) Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Oosterdam Sails Away at Sunset

Oosterdam Sails Away at Sunset

Special thanks to Steve J. Garrod, HAL employee and webmaster for www.shipcafe.net, for sending in these beautiful photos of Oosterdam sailing from San Diego.

America’s Cup World Series in San Diego

America’s Cup World Series in San Diego

Here are photos from the America’s Cup World Series races in San Diego. These photos were taken November 12 while was Oosterdam docked at the port. Enjoy!