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Signature Ships Visit Quaint European Ports on Newly Added 2015 Itineraries

Signature Ships Visit Quaint European Ports on Newly Added 2015 Itineraries

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…”

Cruise Bookings Open for ms Koningsdam with Family & Solo Staterooms

Cruise Bookings Open for ms Koningsdam with Family & Solo Staterooms

Guests can now make bookings for the highly anticipated Premiere Voyage and Premiere Sailings of Holland America’s Line’s ms Koningsdam, due for delivery in February 2016. Open for reservations today, Dec. 1, the first sailings of the line’s new flagship will be one seven-day cruise followed by a series of six 12-day itineraries throughout the…   read more of “Cruise Bookings…”

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…”

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…”

Top 10 ‘Bucket List’ Cruise Ports Shared by Facebook Fans

Top 10 ‘Bucket List’ Cruise Ports Shared by Facebook Fans

Holland America Line recently asked Facebook fans where they would cruise if money were no object. What followed was a diverse bucket list featuring some of the most beautiful ports in the world.

Cádiz: Spain’s Happy, Hearty Soul

Cádiz: Spain’s Happy, Hearty Soul

Spain is full of memorable and exciting cities. Cruises that visit the country call at ports from Barcelona to Malaga and Madrid to Cartagena, with each one offering a unique experience filled with culture, history and grand architecture.

Cruising to the Castles of Europe

Cruising to the Castles of Europe

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.