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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:…”

Port Spotlight: Bar Harbor, Maine

Port Spotlight: Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor has the charm of a quaint, New England fishing village with all the attractions of a major port, and its touristy downtown area is hard to resist. The town is nestled on the east side of Mount Desert Island, sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by Frenchman Bay, and is home to the largest…   read more of “Port Spotlight: Bar…”

Postcards from Santorini, Greece

Postcards from Santorini, Greece

As we are nearing the end of our Mediterranean season, ms Nieuw Amsterdam had its last visit to Santorini for this year. Time to head over to Oia to take some beautiful images of the amazing scenery that unfolds in front of you as you walk the narrow streets. Oia is certainly one of the…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Shore Excursions: Explore Canada and New England

Shore Excursions: Explore Canada and New England

Fall foliage season in Canada and New England is in full swing, and right now ms Maasdam, ms Eurodam and ms Veendam are there exploring the region. What better way to see the emerald, golden and ruby hues of the foliage than from the deck of a cruise ship. Reaching from New York to Gaspe,…   read more of “Shore Excursions:…”

Jerusalem and Other Unique Ports

Jerusalem and Other Unique Ports

On a recent Noordam cruise guests were treated to a call at Ashdod, Israel, one of the more unique places that Holland America Line visits. Among the hundreds of ports on the line’s roster are dozens of off-the-beaten-path destinations and rarely visited locales. If you’re looking to take a cruise this fall or winter to…   read more of “Jerusalem and Other…”

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…”

Featured Country: Belgium

Featured Country: Belgium

Many of our European cruises feature a call at Zeebrugge (Brugges/Brussels), Belgium, and it’s close enough to the Netherlands to drive there for an overland adventure should you arrive for your cruise out of Amsterdam or Rotterdam a few days early and choose to explore. Guests Jan and Dick Yetke joined us again and they…   read more of “Featured Country:…”

Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive, Part 2

Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive, Part 2

Is there a country with more variety than Chile? Well, there probably are a few, but it’s hard to beat a place where you never run out of things to do. In a matter of days we’ve hit the beach at La Serena, shopped for souvenirs in picturesque villages, sipped wine at an estate in…   read more of “Chile: A Mariner…”