Holland America Line

It’s destined to be the ultimate banner year for cruises to the glittering glaciers, the snow-capped peaks and the wildlife of Alaska, along with opportunities to pan for gold. As overseas flights get more expensive and travelers choose to see “America First,” industry group Cruise …

Each morning, at every port Koningsdam visited on our cruise around the Mediterranean, chefs went ashore to local markets to shop for fresh fish and vegetables. Meanwhile, a gardener in the Culinary Arts Center tended a garden of fresh sprouts and herbs. And two florists …

A sensuous chrome sculpture that evokes the silver strings of an ethereal harp swoops around three-decks of the  atrium. Up above, at the Crow’s Nest, a sailing ship whose hull is a glorious double bass sprouts full rigging and square sails. Sailing and music blend harmoniously in every space of  …

It’s a new era for a line steeped in tradition, Holland America Line announced as it outlined plans to spend $300-million on upgrading its existing fleet as it adds two more ships over the next two years. Yet while they call it a leap into …

The brochures for Holland America’s shore excursion in Katakolon, Greece say it’s an opportunity to re-live what it was like to participate in the ancient Olympiade. Well not exactly re-live it, because the athletes then did their thing in the nude. I can imagine there were …

In the Viking Star’s Nordic Spa, you can warm yourself up in a sauna or steam room and then roll in the snow in an icicle-lined grotto where it’s always below zero. At Mamsen’s Norwegian cafe, you can dine on open-faced sandwiches and fresh waffles topped …

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