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Looking to Escape the Chill? St. Martin is the Caribbean’s Answer to the Côte d’Azur

Looking to Escape the Chill? St. Martin is the Caribbean’s Answer to the Côte d’Azur

If the snow is starting to blanket the ground where you live and the winter chill is moving in, now is the perfect time to start dreaming about the golden beaches, azure skies and balmy breezes of the Caribbean. Fortunately Holland America Line has several ships plying the warm waters of the region for the…   read more of “Looking to Escape…”

Top Social Media Travel Influencers Show You How to Cruise the Caribbean

Top Social Media Travel Influencers Show You How to Cruise the Caribbean

Five of the world’s leading travel social influencers recently cruised the Caribbean on Eurodam and had a fantastic time. Their itinerary called at Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Half Moon Cay, our private oasis in the Bahamas. We invited Dave’s Travel Corner, Getting Stamped, Healthy Voyager, Never…   read more of “Top Social Media…”

Top 6 Caribbean Hidden Beaches

Top 6 Caribbean Hidden Beaches

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…”

Port Spotlight: St. Maarten

Port Spotlight: St. Maarten

It’s one of the only places in the world that is spelled two ways and it provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy three distinct cultures. Sixty percent of the island of Saint Martin is French, 40 percent of St. Maarten is Dutch and the whole island enjoys a Caribbean flavor. When we call there on…   read more of “Port Spotlight: St….”

Maasdam at St. Maarten

Maasdam at St. Maarten

I recently took these photos of Maasdam at St. Maarten in her final stretch of the 49-day Amazon & Carnaval Explorer voyage. — Steve J. Garrod of www.shipcafe.net.

Noordam Crew Compete in Heaving Line Throwing

Noordam Crew Compete in Heaving Line Throwing

On April 20th in St. Maarten, all deck officers, sailors, Captain John Scott and Chief Officer Jethro Beck went shoreside for a heaving line throwing competition. The winner was Able Body Sailor Sarjono and the second place went to Widodo (assistant bosun). The contest was held to find the man who was best at throwing…   read more of “Noordam Crew…”