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DBA’s Cruise Diary: San Juan, Puerto Rico

DBA’s Cruise Diary: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Waking up with Room Service at the door with fresh Danish and coffee is something that never gets old, and while HAL offers what is truly one of the best room service menus on the high seas (especially for breakfast with various egg dishes, omelets and healthier options like eggbeaters, sometimes just a couple fruit…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 3 – Grand Turk

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 3 – Grand Turk

Tuesday was Grand Turk which I learned from my first visit via Eurodam means one thing: BEACH DAY. After a quick lido breakfast that consisted of some fruit and fresh squeezed OJ and some fresh salmon benedict we headed off the ship. We skipped all the shops and Margaritaville in favor of a couple lounge…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 2 – at Sea

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 2 – at Sea

Since we have now slept on the ship, I wanted to mention to anyone concerned about the mattresses or pillows as they are different than the other ships, that my head and body can’t tell the difference. Everything is just as comfortable. Even more so, the dispensers in the shower are extremely convenient for the…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

The Art of a Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise

The Art of a Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise

Journalist Linda Coffman recently sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam and documented her impression of the ship’s captivating artwork. Every ship in the Holland America Line fleet is graced with a priceless art collection and Nieuw Amsterdam is no different, with artwork honoring the historic glamour of New York City, which was originally named Nieuw Amsterdam by…   read more of “The Art of a Nieuw…”

Chris Dikman’s Cruise Diary: What Happened To Grand Turk?

Chris Dikman’s Cruise Diary: What Happened To Grand Turk?

Travel Journalist and co-creator of CruiseReport.com Chris Dikman recently sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam and sent us several cruise diaries from his voyage. Things were looking promising this morning as we sailed into Grand Turk. However, mother nature was not our friend, yet again. The Captain’s voice came over the PA around 8:45 a.m., telling us…   read more of “Chris…”

Chris Dikman’s Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea?

Chris Dikman’s Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea?

Travel Journalist and co-creator of CruiseReport.com Chris Dikman is currently sailing on board Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout the duration of his voyage. This morning Nieuw Amsterdam is steaming towards the private island of Half Moon Cay. As the sun begins to erase the darkness I can see the weather…   read more of “Chris…”

Cruise Diary: Statendam’s Formal Night Delights

Cruise Diary: Statendam’s Formal Night Delights

The first formal night on board the Statendam took us to our favorite dining spot at sea, the Pinnacle Grill. Here we enjoyed excellent service with great food and wine. We also attended a fun cooking demonstration. The Pinnacle Grill’s staff, led by their manager Sal, made that evening an unforgettable one for Yvon and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”