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A Unique Call at Heimaey, Iceland

A Unique Call at Heimaey, Iceland

Veendam‘s Safety, Environmental & Health Officer Ronald de Bloeme sent in these pretty photos of the ship at Heimaey, Westman Islands, Iceland. Did you know at Heimaey you can see millions of wild puffins or go on a cruise looking for orcas, dolphins and porpoises? Heimaey is just one of the unique ports we call…   read more of “A Unique Call at…”

Port Spotlight: St. Maarten

Port Spotlight: St. Maarten

It’s one of the only places in the world that is spelled two ways and it provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy three distinct cultures. Sixty percent of the island of Saint Martin is French, 40 percent of St. Maarten is Dutch and the whole island enjoys a Caribbean flavor. When we call there on…   read more of “Port Spotlight: St….”

The Beautiful Beaches of Mexico

The Beautiful Beaches of Mexico

Beautiful beaches can be found all over the world, and Mexico is no exception. We received these great photos from Heinz and Esther Kuster taken while they were in Mexico. For the upcoming Mexico-Hawaii season that starts in October, we’re adding longer cruises so there’s more time to see the sites and explore the culture…   read more of “The Beautiful…”

Exotic Shore Excursions: The Temple of Angkor Wat

Exotic Shore Excursions: The Temple of Angkor Wat

From Angkor Wat to the Amazon … we have some amazing shore excursions. Did you know you can go on a Jungle Eco Safari in Koh Samui, Thailand; visit the Great Wall of China from Hong Kong, and go on a rare nighttime safari in the Amazon? Holland America Line features an exciting array of…   read more of “Exotic Shore…”

Cruise Diary: Juneau, Alaska

Cruise Diary: Juneau, Alaska

Mike Faust, blogger and editor of Cruise Currents, recently sailed on board Zuiderdam for a seven-night Alaskan cruise and chronicled his trip. Enjoy his latest adventure in Juneau! My morning began bright and early around 7 am as we continued to sail towards Alaska’s capital city. The morning was filled with slow sailing and expansive,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Share Your Caribbean Memories!

Share Your Caribbean Memories!

It’s beach week, Holland America Blog fans! And to kick it off we’re sharing some fab photos that passenger Fuat Baran took on a Caribbean cruise aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Do you have beach photos you’d like to share on our social media channels? If so, send them to info@hollandamericablog.com! And don’t forget to check out…   read more of “Share Your…”

A Dream Trip to the Galapagos Islands

A Dream Trip to the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are composed of 120 volcanic islands. Their extreme isolation has led to some pretty interesting animal species, and Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Shore Excursion Manager Judy Hu dreamed of visiting the island for years. That dream became reality when she led the Galapagos Overland Adventure shore excursion during a 2012 South…   read more of “A Dream Trip to the…”

Cruise Diary: Ketch of the Day in Ketchikan

Cruise Diary: Ketch of the Day in Ketchikan

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed on a 7-day Inside Passage Cruise visiting Alaska on Zuiderdam with her family. Enjoy reading about their adventure. This post was written by Jennifer M. It was the 4th of July when we arrived in Ketchikan and the Independence Day parade was rolling along Tongass street….   read more of “Cruise Diary: Ketch…”