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Panama Canal: By the Hours and By the Numbers

Panama Canal: By the Hours and By the Numbers

Every traveler that likes to experience interesting and unique adventures should set their sights on the Panama Canal. Transiting it by cruise ship is fascinating, watching the logistics of getting from Atlantic to Pacific. The ships sail through the locks and lakes, being raised and lowered as needed. And the scenery is lush and beautiful….   read more of “Panama Canal: By…”

Port Spotlight: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Port Spotlight: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

All three ships that sail on Canada & New England itineraries — Eurodam, Maasdam and Veendam — call at the charming port of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The largest city on Prince Edward Island as well as its capital, Charlottetown’s Victorian architecture, abundance of parks and harborside locale make it an idyllic stop for cruise…   read more of “Port Spotlight:…”

Forty-Eight Cruises Highlight 2014 Canada & New England Season

Forty-Eight Cruises Highlight 2014 Canada & New England Season

If all of these Canada and New England posts have whet your appetite to explore the eastern seaboard, Holland America Line is featuring 48 opportunities in spring, summer and fall 2014. Scheduled May through October, the nine different itineraries on ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam and ms Veendam depart from Boston, Mass.; Montréal and Québec City,…   read more of “Forty-Eight Cruises…”

Panama Canal Photos and a Video from Facebook Fans

Panama Canal Photos and a Video from Facebook Fans

A transit through the Panama Canal is one of the most scenic and interesting experiences for any traveler. The sights are perfectly captured in photos and videos, which is why we asked Holland America Line Facebook fans to send in their best shots. Here are some of our favorites, including a video that takes you…   read more of “Panama Canal Photos…”

Celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary with 12 Transits

Celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary with 12 Transits

In 2014 the Panama Canal will mark a huge milestone – the 100th Anniversary of it’s completion. To commemorate the occasion, six Holland America Line ships will sail 12 full transits of the Panama Canal during the fall 2013 through spring 2014 season. Ranging in length from 14 to 22 days, the extensive itinerary options…   read more of “Celebrating the…”

A Unique Call at Heimaey, Iceland

A Unique Call at Heimaey, Iceland

Veendam‘s Safety, Environmental & Health Officer Ronald de Bloeme sent in these pretty photos of the ship at Heimaey, Westman Islands, Iceland. Did you know at Heimaey you can see millions of wild puffins or go on a cruise looking for orcas, dolphins and porpoises? Heimaey is just one of the unique ports we call…   read more of “A Unique Call at…”

Veendam Sails into Amsterdam

Veendam Sails into Amsterdam

Thanks to blog fan Aad Hoogesteger for sending in these beautiful pictures of Veendam sailing into Amsterdam yesterday.

Veendam Lights Up the Newfoundland Sky

Veendam Lights Up the Newfoundland Sky

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight! A special thanks to photographer Joe Brazil for capturing this stunning photo of ms Veendam. This is a photo of the ms Veendam taken on July 16th off the west coast of Newfoundland, sailing north. It was taken from onshore in the vicinity of Portland Creek on Newfoundland’s Northern…   read more of “Veendam Lights Up…”