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Touring the Great Capitals of Europe

Touring the Great Capitals of Europe

Holland America Line ships call at dozens of ports throughout Europe. From the smallest of Greek isles to the remotest of Norwegian towns, each itinerary is carefully crafted to feature lesser-visited calls, as well as visits to some of the most well-known and popular ports in the region. The names of certain cities go hand-in-hand…   read more of “Touring the Great…”

Port Highlight: Grand Turk

Port Highlight: Grand Turk

Grand Turk is a beautiful island that is relatively new to cruise ships. The port facility was completed in 2006 and it is one of the newest and most impressive anywhere in the Caribbean. A small island in the British West Indies, it is a part of the commonwealth that is known as the Turks…   read more of “Port Highlight:…”

Facebook Fans Share Favorite Caribbean Photos

Facebook Fans Share Favorite Caribbean Photos

Holland America Line ships are making their way to the Caribbean. To celebrate this return, we asked Facebook fans to share their favorite photos from this beautiful and tropical island region. It looks like guest Tom took a diving tour in Bonaire, while fan J.R. went on the Whale and Dolphin Safari tour at Dominica….   read more of “Facebook Fans Share…”

Port Highlight: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Port Highlight: San Juan, Puerto Rico

As highlighted in the above video, Holland America Line’s seven-day eastern Caribbean cruises feature the gorgeous port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in addition to Grand Turk, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay. Puerto Rico is the largest island that the ships visit on this exciting itinerary. Rich in history and culture, it is always…   read more of “Port Highlight: San…”

Best Snorkeling Adventures in the Caribbean

Best Snorkeling Adventures in the Caribbean

Fall is in full swing, and if the cooling temperatures have you dreaming of balmy breezes and turquoise waters, then it’s time to pack your bags for the Caribbean. Holland America Line ships are starting to reposition from their summer homes, and when Nieuw Amsterdam arrives at Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Oct….   read more of “Best Snorkeling…”

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…”

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:…”