Holland America Line takes you to some of the world’s most secluded waters — many protected in national marine sanctuaries or parks or as UNESCO World Heritage sites. These gorgeous bodies of water are perfect for watersports, including snorkeling. Snorkeling, an easy-to-learn water activity, is ideal for most ages. Simply don a snorkel, mask and… read more of “Five Stunning…”
Today is World Snorkeling Day, and in honor of the special holiday we’re showcasing five of our favorite snorkeling excursions guests can experience on a Holland America Line cruise. From the idyllic Caribbean to breathtaking Hawaii, these specially selected tours allow guests to explore the beauty of some of the world’s most famed locales from… read more of “#WorldSnorkelingDay:…”
The South Pacific islands are the epitome of picture-perfect. This one-of-a-kind region beckons to wanderlust spirits from far and wide, promising a unique combination of rich culture, ideal climate and lush landscapes. Hawaii and Tahiti are fan favorites, and we offer itineraries departing this April on Westerdam or Zaandam. The 30-Day Circle Hawaii, Tahiti &… read more of “Gorgeous Scenery…”
Travelers new to cruising might not know that the Caribbean presents itself in very different ways. There are several common options — from the ease of the eastern Caribbean to the adventure of the western and exotic charm of the southern Caribbean, each itinerary has its own characteristics. Comparing and contrasting these destinations can give… read more of “Caribbean: Eastern…”
When you cruise to the white-sand shores of the Caribbean islands and Mexico, the crystal-blue water practically begs you to dive in and explore!
Fall is in full swing, and if the cooling temperatures have you dreaming of balmy breezes and turquoise waters, then it’s time to pack your bags for the Caribbean. Holland America Line ships are starting to reposition from their summer homes, and when Nieuw Amsterdam arrives at Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Oct…. read more of “Best Snorkeling…”
It’s clear that the Caribbean is adorned with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. In fact, you can see most of them as the ships sail past the powdery shores. But what about the beaches that you don’t see when you’re approaching a port? The ones that aren’t a walk away from… read more of “Top 6 Caribbean…”
Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte van Hoorn was on board Noordam for a Caribbean cruise and sent in posts during her voyage. Where is your favorite place to dive? Let us know in the comments below! Favorites of a 3-Star Mariner: Favorite Adventure – Snorkeling off Little Bonnaire Thank you Queen Beatrix for… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”