Amsterdam Crew Members Clean Up Puerto Vallarta Beach

Amsterdam crew members set out for a beach clean-up in Puerto Vallarta organized by Hotel Director Henk. The ship’s management team is organizing a monthly clean-up to help the communities we visit and offer a better beach experience. When . . .  READ MORE

Travel Pointers To Make Your Trip Memorable!

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Travel Pointers To Make Your Trip Memorable!

Traveling can be an exciting and rewarding adventure. One of the rewards of traveling is the creation of fond memories of your trip. However, as traveling can be filled with many unknown factors, doing so successfully, requires a little planning and foresight. This article contains several tips that can help ensure your trip is a success.

If you wish to go through security without a lot of problems, dress for the occasion. Don’t . . .  READ MORE

The Most Postcard-Perfect Locales in the Caribbean

Home to white-sand beaches, lush landscapes, sparkling waters and a laid-back atmosphere, the Caribbean beckons travelers from around the globe. While this inviting region is well known for its picturesque beaches, it offers several other postcard-worthy gems that should not be overlooked. Read on below to discover some of our favorites that you can experience on a Holland America Line shore excursion.

The Pitons
Castries, St. Lucia

Take yourself to the colorful city of Castries, the capital of . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Earns Four Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers Choice Awards, Including Best Value for the Money and Best Mobile App

Carnival Cruise Line was once again a big winner in the Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers Choice Awards, earning top honors in four different categories, including Best Value for the Money for the 21st year in a row, as well as best mobile app, best cruise director and best onboard computer facilities.

Carnival earned the Best Value award for providing an affordable vacation experience with a wide range of free of charge on board options, ranging from delicious burgers and BBQ from Food Network . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy Visits Grand Bahama, Tours Development Site and Keynotes GirlCON Conference

Continuing the ongoing partnership between Carnival and Grand Bahama, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy and members of her senior leadership team visited the island to meet with government officials, tour the line’s development site and host GirlCON’s third annual conference aboard Carnival Glory.

“We welcome Christine and the Carnival leadership team to our island,” said Senator The Honorable Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama. “I speak on behalf of Grand . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Partners with Uplift to Offer New Finance Option for Cruise Fans

Continuing its efforts at making a cruise vacation available to everyone, Carnival Cruise Line is partnering with Uplift to bring flexible pay-over-time options to Carnival guests. Instead of paying for the cruise at the time of booking, Uplift Pay Monthly gives Carnival’s guests the freedom to finance their trip and pay over time.

With Uplift, vacationers can budget for their ideal trip by making low monthly payments for up to 24 months. Uplift continues to grow in popularity by providing consumers . . .  READ MORE

Klaipėda: The Legend and The Magic


Klaipėda is a lovely town that is often overlooked as a little more than a place to dock en route to other locales — an add-on that’s give or take for many travelers. Unfortunately, the little things are often missed in towns like this. And, like in much of life, it’s those little things that enliven and inspire. In a historic city like Klaipėda, this holds true as well.

A Little Backstory

In 1252, the castle Memelburg . . .  READ MORE

Packing For Your Holiday

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Packing For Your Holiday

If you are thinking of going on holiday, it is essential that you plan everything as fully as possible in order to ensure that you take everything needed. You may already have started planning your holiday, but if not then here you will find some tips on how to properly pack for your vacation.

Some Basic Rules

The first thing that you should really think about when it comes to packing for your holiday is your actual destination. Are you going somewhere . . .  READ MORE

Holland America Line Mourns the Passing of Kirk Lanterman

Former Holland America Line Chairman and CEO A. Kirk Lanterman passed away last week. He was essential in building Holland America Line as a premium cruise leader, and we mourn his passing with the entire cruise industry.

Kirk began his career in the travel industry in 1970 as vice president of finance for a company then known as Westours Inc. In 1972, he was promoted to executive vice president of Westours Inc., the position he held when Westours was purchased by Holland America Line one year . . .  READ MORE

Best Time to Cruise the Mediterranean

Is it ever the wrong time to cruise the Mediterranean? Sitting down to a fresh plate of seafood paella and a glass of chardonnay is a lovely experience year-round. Whether you cruise the Mediterranean in the winter, spring or fall, you’ll have plenty to see, taste and explore –– all in one voyage. From Athens to Barcelona and everything in between, the Mediterranean offers unforgettable experiences all year.

With that said, you likely have specific preferences when it comes to world travel, . . .  READ MORE