Holland America Line guest William Norton and his wife have been cruising with us for more than 15 years. During that time, they’ve taken many adventures around the globe, and William has captured them in beautiful photographs. If you’re not sure where you want to cruise, perhaps William’s photos will entice you toward one region… read more of “Lookbook: Cruising…”
Holland America Line cruises to destinations across the globe to bring cruisers the most authentic, enriching and memorable travel experiences possible. One of these destinations is Europe, and while most people’s minds instantly jump to the Mediterranean, there’s another region of this enticing continent that is not to be overlooked. Northern Europe features diverse and… read more of “11 Memorable…”
When you cruise, what type of shore excursions attract you the most? Relaxing city tours, historically rich explorations or exhilarating adventures that get your adrenaline pumping? If you’re looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences that combine a little bit of everything, Holland America Line has an incredible collection of shore excursions in Europe that feature some of… read more of “Six Over-the-Top…”
You’ve asked and you’ve waited, and now it’s finally here! Starting today guests can make bookings for the summer 2016 European cruises of ms Koningsdam and the May 9 Christening Cruise. As previously detailed on the blog, from May through the summer the ship will be sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on itineraries to… read more of “Bookings Open Today…”
When Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam explore Europe this summer and fall, both Signature-Class ships will set sail on longer journeys that visit some of the most charming, quaint and lesser-known ports in the region. These itineraries were recently added to the ships’ line-up to add more comprehensive options and to extend the season into the… read more of “Signature Ships…”
A castle is defined as “a large building or group of buildings fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and in many cases a moat,” but what that definition fails to mention is the absolute beauty that some of these buildings still exude today.
As Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin suggests, the best way to become immersed in a culture is to sample the local cuisine or specialty libations.
On August 28th, two groups, each with 10 crew members from Rotterdam’s beverage department, took a team-building trip to the Glenmorangie Distillery in Invergordon, Scotland that produces single malt Scotch whiskey. Here are pictures of both groups touring the factory and having a tasting of their own!