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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…”

Postcard from Ephesus, Turkey

Postcard from Ephesus, Turkey

On July 10, 2013, while the ship was docked at Kusadasi, Turkey, the crew members of the Nieuw Amsterdam visited the ancient city of Ephesus. The ancient city of Ephesus, located near the Aegean Sea in modern day Turkey, was one of the great cities of the Greeks in Asia Minor and home to the…   read more of “Postcard from…”

Cruise Diary: Flam

Cruise Diary: Flam

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, is aboard Prinsendam and is letting us join in on her vacation. Flam reminds me of twee tourist towns or swish ski resorts — lovely to look out, shops geared to tourists and one main attraction. It’s a pretty little settlement to see, and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Molli Steam Train

Cruise Diary: Molli Steam Train

Award-winning author and writer Jeanette Hurt is cruising the Baltic on Prinsendam with her entire family to watch her parents renew their vows. Enjoy her words and her husband (and professional photographer) Kyle Edwards’ photos. You can also follow her on Twitter @JHurtAuthor or www.jeanettehurt.com. Some of the biggest delights are only available by tour….   read more of “Cruise Diary: Molli…”