Georgina Cruz, a seasoned traveler and frequent Holland America Line guest, recently cruised on the Grand Mediterranean and Africa Voyage. Here is the last installment of her Cruise Diary. Read on for a peek into her exotic vacation and then check out our 2019 and 2020 Grand Voyages!
This spring my husband Humberto and I were privileged to enjoy exploring ports in . . .READ MORE
If you are planning a Disney Cruise, you likely have many questions that you’ll want answered to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. One of the most common questions is “What should I pack?” I know you are excited just hearing the words Disney cruise but you are a little anxious as well because you don’t know what is store for you at the Disney cruise.
I’d like to help put your mind at ease… And to give you just a few cruise tips, . . .READ MORE
With influences from Turkey to Italy, Greece has a vast and unique culinary landscape that has captivated a global audience. In Greece, bread, olives and olive oil are the pillars of the Greek table wherever you travel, from an upscale restaurant in Athens to a farmhouse on Crete. You’ll have a hard time finding a family gathered around a table without this trio, not to mention a fresh bottle of wine.
What many travelers do not realize is . . .READ MORE
Travel writer Drew Limsky explores Shanghai, China, to discover how this ever-evolving city continues to reach for the sky. Considering a journey to the Far East? Visit Holland America Line’s “Sail to Asia” page to learn about the upcoming itineraries that feature Shanghai.
THE VIEW OF SHANGHAI that I’m currently enjoying was accessible only to birds and hovering helicopters until recently. I’m on the observation deck of the Shanghai Tower, the world’s second-highest . . .READ MORE
Award-winning travel writer Michele Peterson of A Taste for Travel recently sailed on a 14-day Holland America Line Asia cruise aboard Volendam. Considering a journey to the Far East? Read selections from her article to hear her reflections on cruising on Volendam and the unique ports-of-call during her voyage!
As we glide in a gondola down a historic canal lined with sakura trees, our sendo (boatman) sings a traditional ballad to cherry blossoms. They fall like pink snowflakes over our . . .READ MORE
Indians would describe Henry Hudson’s ship as a wigwam floating on the water. Perhaps the gods had sent a messenger, they thought. Prior to landing in New York, Hudson had tried to find a passage through the polar sea from Europe. This time instead of sailing through icebergs outside of Greenland, he sailed up the river that would bear his name. Today, the excitement of the city that never sleeps lies in its unpredictability––to make dreams come true even as fortunes have been lost. Whatever . . .READ MORE
With more than 60 recognized regions, Australia is in a thriving Southern Hemisphere location for winemaking. Whether you’re planning a cruise Down Under or looking for a fresh bottle for dinner tonight, Australia has so much to offer wine lovers. Without a doubt, shiraz is one of Australia’s best-known and most loved varietals. Two of our Sommelier’s favorite picks are below – and you can enjoy them on board by the bottle.
Two Hands Lily’s Garden Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia . . .READ MORE
Holland America Line announced that Prinsendam has been sold and will leave their fleet July 1, 2019, and transfer to the German cruise company Phoenix Reisen. Following the sale, the 37,983-ton, 835-guest Prinsendam is being chartered back to Holland America Line to continue sailing its planned voyages through July 1, 2019.
Prinsendam’s itineraries from July 1, 2019, onward are scheduled to be assimilated by Rotterdam, Volendam and Veendam. Holland America Line is reaching out to booked guests . . .READ MORE
Travel is one of the best ways to enjoy yourself, whether it’s a road trip to a nearby city or a cruise around the world. Before you set off on your great adventure, though, be sure you are up-to-speed on the latest travel tips and advice. This article will help you out.
Local travel is a great way to see your own area, while still feeling you are getting away. You can stay in local inns and hotels for much less than traveling . . .READ MORE