Cruise Diary: Taking a Grandparent on a Dream Cruise to the Mediterranean

Tiffanie is a business development manager for Holland America Line on the West Coast. This summer she went on a cruise to Europe with her grandmother and had the time of her life … her grandma did, too! Cruising is the perfect option for multigenerational travel, as there’s something for every age, every level of activity, every interest! Read on and see what made their Holland America Line cruise so memorable.

This summer I took a 12-day  . . .  READ MORE

When in Rome: Things to See and Do in The Eternal City

From the historical grandeur of the ancient buildings and basilicas and masterpiece-filled museums to the picturesque piazzas and architecture of Imperial Rome, there is no shortage of things to do and see in Italy’s exhilarating capital. Here are a few of the enduring ancient landmarks that represent the best of Rome.


The Roman Forum

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Holland America Line Wins 17 Gold and Seven Silver 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Holland America Line earned an impressive 24 gold and silver 2018 Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly. The premium cruise line took home an all-time high of 17 gold awards in the categories of Premium Ship, Restaurant Design, Education Program and in the Marketing categories of Website, Print Advertising, Campaign–Advertising/Marketing, Promotional Video, Direct Mail and TV Commercial.

Seven silver awards were earned in the cruise categories of Cruise Marketing for the partnership with O, The . . .  READ MORE

3 Off-the-Beaten-Path Things to Do in Florence

Benvenuti a Firenze! One of the most beautiful and historical cities in the world, Florence offers hundreds of things to do. You can tour the Uffizi Gallery or Galleria dell’Accademia, walk to the top of the Florence Cathedral’s Duomo, or shop until you drop at the Gucci Garden. But even for those that have been there time and time again, Florence is filled with alluring ways to spend your day. Here are 3 off-the-beaten-path things to do in the beautiful City of Lilies.

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Carnival Elation Captain and Crew Recognized with AFRAS Humanitarian Assistance Award

Captain Gaetano Gigliotti and the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Elation have been recognized with the Cruise Line Humanitarian Assistance Award from the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS), an organization whose mission is to provide worldwide support and assistance to volunteer maritime rescue services and recognize and honor extraordinary maritime rescues.

Presented during AFRAS’ . . .  READ MORE

Ring in the New Year Bali Style

More than just an exotic destination, Bali is an attitude, a spirit, a sense of place and the ultimate paradise that is a once in a lifetime experience. With its diverse culture, spiritual spaces, endless luxurious beaches, spectacular volcanoes, beautiful rice fields and inimitable Balinese style, there is no better place to ring in 2019 than the Island of the Gods.


Whether making resolutions and reflecting on the past year at one of the many temples or celebrating like a royal family in . . .  READ MORE

Finding A Great Place To Stay Without Paying A Lot

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Finding A Great Place To Stay Without Paying A Lot

Do you want to start traveling, but aren’t sure where to start? Well, look no further, this article is filled with tips that can help you make the right decisions on the kind of places you want to travel to. Look through this article and see what information applies to you.

Look into getting a hand-held satellite phone. Because a lot of cell phones do not work in many countries, you want to make sure you have some form . . .  READ MORE

Disney Cruise Line Takes Guests on Epic Adventures in 2019 with Return of Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea

CELEBRATION, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2018) – In 2019, epic adventures at sea return to Disney Cruise Line with special engagements of two popular itineraries – Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea. Spanning two Disney cruise ships, sailing across the Caribbean and Bahamas, these cruises bring Disney and fan-favorite fun to families and guests of all ages.

Star Wars Day at Sea

From January to early March, 2019, special seven-night Disney Fantasy sailings will transport guests to the Caribbean and . . .  READ MORE

Holland America Line Partners with Rolling Stone to Launch Rock Room Live Music Venue at Sea

Holland America Line is introducing Rolling Stone Rock Room, a new classic rock club developed in partnership with Rolling Stone, the world’s leading authority in music. Rolling Stone Rock Room lets cruisers step into a unique experience as a live band chronicles rock history as they kick out iconic hits by favorite rock stars.

Rolling Stone Rock Room will debut as part of the innovative Music Walk area on Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam when it joins the fleet in December 2018 and Koningsdam . . .  READ MORE

10 Picture-Perfect Places to Photograph on a River Cruise

River cruising presents the opportunity to break away from Europe’s busy cities and experience the old-world charm of smaller towns. From the colorful, half-timbered houses in the Alsace region, to red-roofed villages tucked in the Czech countryside, these are our top 10 picks for the best places to photograph on a river cruise (and where YOU can go to capture that perfect snapshot)!

Colmar, France

Best Photo Op: Petite Venise

Cruises that visit Colmar

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Best Photo Op: The top of the Castle . . .  READ MORE