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21 Best Things to Do in Sitka

21 Best Things to Do in Sitka, Alaska

Best Things to Do in Sitka on a Cruise Day As if seeing Alaska by cruise ship wasn’t wonderful enough, a stop in Sitka is the icing on the cake. The hardest decision to make is to decide what to do. Do you want an expensive shore excursion or a day on your own to […] Read more…

What to Do in Ponta Delgada Azores

One More Cruise Line Raises Daily Gratuities

Holland America Line daily gratuities will increase to $14.50 per person per day for inside, ocean view and balcony stateroom.  Those guests lucky enough to be in a suite will see their daily gratuities increase to $16 per person per day.  This begins on all Holland America cruises departing on or after December 1, 2018. For […] Read more…

Review 2018 – 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 with a reality that for the next six days or more, there’s nowhere else to go, no ports to explore.  Then suddenly, having filled otherwise blank days with more onboard activities than […] Read more…

Holland America Westerdam cruising in Alaska

Holland America Line Receives Environmental Award from Port of Seattle

Holland America Line presented Green Gateway Award. For the sixth year in a row, the Port of Seattle recognized Holland America Line’s environment efforts by presenting the cruise line their Green Gateway Award.  The Port of Seattle also presented the Seattle-based cruise line its Technology Innovator award. The Green Gateway Awards are presented each year to cruise […] Read more…

Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Transatlantic Crossing

Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam attracts passengers of all ages This is my third and longest cruise aboard Holland America Line’s  Nieuw Amsterdam.  Built in July 2010 with a modern look and feel, the entire decor features a New York City theme, and thus the ship’s namesake.  Everywhere you turn, there’s another tribute to the […] Read more…

10 Reasons Why I like Holland America Line

I’m often asked what cruise line I like best…and why.  Truth be told, I don’t have a “favorite” cruise line, but I do have cruise line favorites.  Meaning, each cruise line has its own unique features and amenities. It is this list of strengths that enable each cruise line to stand out from the leisure […] Read more…

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