Home to white-sand beaches, lush landscapes, sparkling waters and a laid-back atmosphere, the Caribbean beckons travelers from around the globe. While this inviting region is well known for its picturesque beaches, it offers several other postcard-worthy gems that should not be overlooked. Read on below to discover some of our favorites that you can experience… read more of “The Most…”
Happy National Rum Day! Celebrated annually on August 16, the holiday honors the distilled clear beverage which is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice. While the sweet spirit originated in Papua New Guinea, the beverage has become tied to the sunny Caribbean islands. In celebration of the holiday, we’re… read more of “Celebrate National…”
Following the recent hurricanes that moved through the Caribbean, the region is open for business and cruise ships are there now. To restore the confidence in travelers that the Caribbean islands we call at on our cruises are still providing an exceptional shoreside experience, Holland America Line sent world-renowned photographers to the islands and is… read more of “The Caribbean is…”
Call all horse-lovers and those who just seek an adventure! Saddle up for a gallop across the globe! From the warm beaches of the Caribbean to breathtaking mountains of Iceland, Holland America Line offers many shore excursions for cruisers to go horseback riding. Whether you’re a cowboy, cowgirl or just someone looking for a little… read more of “Giddy Up For These…”
Holland America Line ships are making their way to the Caribbean. To celebrate this return, we asked Facebook fans to share their favorite photos from this beautiful and tropical island region. It looks like guest Tom took a diving tour in Bonaire, while fan J.R. went on the Whale and Dolphin Safari tour at Dominica…. read more of “Facebook Fans Share…”
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…”
Guest Marijane Carlos has sailed with us many times, and she shared some of her special memories. Passing Great Piton Mountain as we sail away from St. Lucia on the Noordam.
While in St. Lucia earlier this year, Noordam made a generous donation to the “Project Smile” foundation. The donation included proceeds raised from a crew coin collection, clothes, toys, bathrobes, kids bingo cards and giant chocolate bars! Sister Anthonio was also invited on board for lunch with Hotel Director Mark Pells. Here are photos from… read more of “Noordam Makes…”