September 7 is #NationalBeerLoversDay! It is celebrated annually to acknowledge one of the world’s most beloved refreshments and to honor those who appreciate it most. Beer is enjoyed worldwide and created in countries around the globe. Holland America Line offers international, top-rated shore excursions for beer lovers no matter where they land on the map…. read more of “Celebrate…”
Whether you live in a place where the snow leaves a powdery blanket on the ground or the sun shines bright, the winter holidays are a time of good tidings and yuletide cheer. From family gatherings and grand feasts to presents under the tree and a visit from Santa, Christmas is a special holiday for… read more of “‘Deck the…”
“Game of Thrones” ended its season yesterday, and fans of the show are sure to go into withdrawal at any moment. But Thronies have a new reason to celebrate!
As Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin suggests, the best way to become immersed in a culture is to sample the local cuisine or specialty libations.
If you thought Ireland’s landscape was as green as it gets, pack your bags for a cruise to New Zealand and see why this beautiful island country should earn the name Emerald Isle as well.
With so much to see and do, a trip to Australia and New Zealand is made all the more exciting by taking part in one — or several — of our exciting shore excursions. Each tour is carefully crafted to offer the most fulfilling experience possible, and our reputable tour operators ensure that our guests… read more of “Top 10 Shore…”
The last time I wrote, Friso, my 2nd-in-command, was about to embark on a tender in Wellington harbour and participate in a ‘Blessing of the Boats’ ceremony. All went superbly on a sunny day, tender 11 was escorted to the ‘blessing site’ by members of the local Coast Guard with their boat. Approximately 40 boats… read more of “Captain’s…”
8th February, Tauranga, New Zealand We have been blessed with beautiful weather ever since we made landfall in New Zealand, the sun has been shining and the winds have been light; our guests and crew have made the most of it, thoroughly enjoying this beautiful country. The people are wonderfully friendly and everywhere is spotless,… read more of “Captain’s…”