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Appreciating the Beauty of Alaska

Appreciating the Beauty of Alaska

Thanks to HAL guest Tina Moser for sharing with us her experience aboard Westerdam while cruising in Alaska and the Yukon. The ms Westerdam and her crew were top notch. They truly made us feel like family. And Alaska? Simply breathtaking! — Tina Moset

Getting Close to the Beauty of Alaska

Getting Close to the Beauty of Alaska

Thanks to Pat and Stacy Block for sharing these stunning photos of the Alaska glaciers from their voyage. Here are a couple pics of the wonderful Alaskan cruise we had on Holland America a few years ago. It was the best vacation we’ve ever had! Pictures could never capture the beauty of Alaska. We especially…   read more of “Getting Close to…”

Volendam Calls at Glacier Bay, Alaska

Volendam Calls at Glacier Bay, Alaska

Special thanks to Volendam’s Shore Excursion Manager Judy Hu for sending in this beautiful photo taken at Glacier Bay, Alaska. Volendam was the first HAL ship of the Alaska season to call at Glacier Bay.

Alaska’s Impressive Glaciers

Alaska’s Impressive Glaciers

If you’re looking to find a cruise with spectacular scenery, look no further. These beautiful photos taken by guest Saul Freedman on his cruise show Alaska’s stunning glaciers.

Exploring Mykonos, Greece

Exploring Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, known for its windmills, has a typical white and blue theme to it. Lots of small, narrow streets beckon the tourist with colors and zillions of small shops. The people in town are quite friendly and helpful but it’s the winding streets that always draw me in. I wasn’t able to catch the sunset…   read more of “Exploring Mykonos,…”

Celebrating All Things Alaska

Celebrating All Things Alaska

In honor of the launch of our new Land+Sea Journeys and the return of our ships to the region, this week Holland America Line is celebrating all things Alaska! We have some wonderful posts to share that showcase the amazing experiences that await in the Last Frontier. Enjoy! I was so impressed by Alaska, it’s…   read more of “Celebrating All…”

Exploring Istanbul and Galata Tower

Exploring Istanbul and Galata Tower

We arrived in Istanbul via the world (it seemed) on May 16, boarded the Noordam on the 17 and finally got to see a little of the city the next day. The ship docked just down from the Galata Tower, a structure built in 528 A.D. It sits atop one of the hills of the…   read more of “Exploring Istanbul…”