Two Holland America Ships Receive Perfect Sanitation Scores

Two Holland America Ships Receive Perfect Sanitation Scores

Following surprise health inspections by the CDC, two Holland America ships, the Amsterdam and Noordam received a score of 100 on their recent health inspections.&… View Post
Welcome Aboard My 14-Day Holland America Koningsdam Transatlantic Crossing

Welcome Aboard My 14-Day Holland America Koningsdam Transatlantic Crossing

A transatlantic crossing is not your ordinary cruise.  Try to imagine a cork bobbing around in an triple-sized olympic swimming pool.  That’s kind … View Post
Holland America Nieuw Statendam Deck Plan Details

Holland America Nieuw Statendam Deck Plan Details

When Holland America Line welcomes Nieuw Statendam to the fleet in December 2018, the ship will mirror the design that was introduced with Koningsdam, the&… View Post
How Do You Create the Largest Sushi Roll at Sea?

How Do You Create the Largest Sushi Roll at Sea?

In case you missed it, last week on June 18 was International Sushi Day.  And Holland America was not about to let this day pass&… View Post
To Europe and Beyond 2018  and Rome at Last

To Europe and Beyond 2018 and Rome at Last

Have you ever tried to jam everything you’ve put off doing throughout your cruise into the last couple of days and nights? I … View Post
12 Things I Like About Holland America Koningsdam – Plus Bonus Tip!

12 Things I Like About Holland America Koningsdam – Plus Bonus Tip!

On a recent 14-night transatlantic crossing aboard Holland America Koningsdam, I had a chance to really get to know this new vessel stem to … View Post
BEST Things to Do in Cartagena, Spain

BEST Things to Do in Cartagena, Spain

If you’re looking for independent things to do in Cartagena, Spain, this may not be the perfect port.  At least not at first … View Post
To Europe and Beyond 2018 – Reflections on the Home Stretch to Europe

To Europe and Beyond 2018 – Reflections on the Home Stretch to Europe

These, the ninth and tenth days of our 14-night Holland America transatlantic crossing aboard Koningsdam, felt like crunch time.  Every transatlantic crossing starts out … View Post
To Europe and Beyond 2018 – Day 8:  Ponta Delgado, Azores

To Europe and Beyond 2018 – Day 8: Ponta Delgado, Azores

After six rather calm sea days crossing the Atlantic aboard Holland America’s Koningsdam, Ponta Delgada was a welcome change. The Azores are a … View Post
To Europe and Beyond 2018 – Day 7: Pinnacle Grill and a Rainbow

To Europe and Beyond 2018 – Day 7: Pinnacle Grill and a Rainbow

Today’s Photo of the Day aboard Holland America Koningsdam was a bout of sheer luck and timing.  That’s what I always say … View Post