Holland America Line

Full speed ahead!  Some big new ships making their debuts this year are so innovative they count as entirely new categories of cruise ship. The major lines – Carnival Cruises, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean – all have new versions of their biggest, showiest ships …

It’s a year when innovative new ships are making waves across the cruise spectrum. From debuts of small luxury ships from Seabourn Cruises and Silversea Cruises to the arrival of floating worlds including, MSC Cruise’s MSC Meraviglia and Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas and …

The ancient glacial ice suddenly begins to churn.  Vast fissures burst open and house-sized chunks slide into the sea. Yet nearby, playful penguins live remarkably placid lives. It’s Antarctica as intriguingly captured on film over months of hardship by teams of explorers from BBC Earth …

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  …

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