Make Your Best Travel Choices Starting Today (2)

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Make Your Best Travel Choices Starting Today

In the world of travel, it is important to know what you need to do before, during, and after your trips so that you don’t forget something important. That is where these traveling tips come in handy. They will help you properly plan your trips. Follow them to smartly and safely enjoy your next trip.

Remember to pack an eyeglass repair kit if you wear glasses. If your glasses break while away on vacation, it can be difficult . . .  READ MORE

You Can Still Experience Alaska This Summer with Holland America Line Land Vacations

For those ready to travel again, there’s no better place to start than Alaska, offering opportunities for travelers to see glaciers up close, spot bucket-list wildlife, explore national parks and see Denali – North America’s tallest mountain. This summer, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises offer many ways for travelers to experience Alaska through Gray Line Alaska, Princess Alaska Lodges and Holland America Line’s Westmark Hotels, giving travelers a combination of tours, lodging . . .  READ MORE

HOW DARK & STORMY SEAS LED TO A LEGENDARY COCKTAIL

This Week’s Cocktail is Brought to You By a Fateful Accidental Ship Landing

On Front Street in Hamilton, Bermuda, Gosling Bros. Ltd, Wine & Spirit Merchants’ storefront welcomes with a pale blue façade that mirrors the tropical waters and island skies. Like so many of the world’s greatest delights, the store came here by accident of sorts. In 1806, James Gosling, son of the label’s founder, William, set sail for America with over half a million dollars’ worth of the family’s signature . . .  READ MORE

CORK: FIRST, FOREMOST, FASCINATING

Ireland’s Third Largest Town has Been the Site of Several Significant Firsts

Set on the mouth of the River Lee, Cork is the picture-perfect image of the Emerald Isle. It’s quintessentially quaint with an edge of prominence that betrays its significance that inspires many Irish to consider Cork the “real capital of Ireland.” And while it’s not the official capital, it is indeed a seat of importance borne of pioneering innovations and people that have paved the city’s history. The county . . .  READ MORE

World Wildlife Day: These Top 5 Tours Offer Incredible Animal Experiences

March 3 is designated World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. On any Holland America Line cruise, shore excursions showcase regional wildlife and flora in a variety of ways. From a natural encounter in the wild to visiting a sanctuary for rescued animals, guests seeking interactions can cuddle koala or hike thorough a forest, explore a penguin colony or take a whale-watching tour.

These five shore excursions offer exceptional experiences and take . . .  READ MORE

SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: GUINNESS BRAISED SHORT RIBS WITH BACON & POTATOES

The Favorite Beer of Ireland is a Key Ingredient in this Savory Dish

It’s said that when cooking with wine, you should always use a vintage that you would also want to drink. This goes for beer, too, making this week’s featured specialty a likely favorite of Guinness lovers. The signature beer of the Emerald Isle lends deeply roasted, earthy flavor, while its natural tannins and alpha acids help tenderize meats, like the braised short ribs on the menu with Chef Jon Ashton this week. Paired . . .  READ MORE

Ramping Up to Rotterdam: February Edition

Did you tune in to Holland America Line Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne’s “Ramping Up to Rotterdam” update last week on our Facebook page? Once again he spoke with Stan Kuppens, new builds projects, hotel, who offered insight into where the ship is at in the building process. Here are some photos shared by Stan and Seth, plus a few more to show you the progress of the ship in several areas.

The hero photo shows the starboard side of the ship, which is the non-dock side. On the dock side, we . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Launches New Business Development Director-Led Virtual Event Series ‘From The Funnel’

Building upon its extensive array of tools to keep travel advisors informed and engaged, Carnival Cruise Line is launching “From the Funnel,” a series of webcasts hosted by the line’s business development directors from across North America.

The “From the Funnel” event schedule will be posted on GoCCL.com with a variety of sessions for advisors from which to choose.  The BDM hosts will focus on a new topic every other month, ensuring content is always fresh and relevant for travel advisors.   . . .  READ MORE

Follow These Tips To Make Sure Your Travel Venture Is Superb

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Follow These Tips To Make Sure Your Travel Venture Is Superb

Wouldn’t it be nice to get away from everything? If you said yes, you need a vacation. Read these tips about traveling and plan a stress-free vacation. If you know exactly what to do, you should be able to have everything planned out ahead of time and have a lot of fun.

If you’re going on a long road trip, try breaking it up into a few segments. Mark a few cities on the way to your final destination where . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause in U.S. Through May 2021

Carnival Cruise Line has notified booked guests and travel advisors that its pause in operations from U.S. ports has been extended through May 31, 2021.

A date for the return of guest cruising operations from U.S. ports has not yet been determined.  Earlier in February, Carnival began providing more flexible options for guests booked into early summer so that they could cancel their reservation without penalty if they needed or wanted to make other plans.  As it has done throughout the pause, . . .  READ MORE

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