Noordam

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 …

Aboard the Noordam in the Mediterranean Near the end of my 10-day cruise aboard Holland America Lines’ ship Noordam, there was a party for the line’s repeat passengers. Some have logged hundreds of days at sea on “the dam ships,” a reference to the fact …

Godfather, how much of what I’ve seen in the films is real? What they show about the old country, where the Family came from, does it really exist? On a port call of Holland America Line’s  ship Noordam at Messina in Sicily, I was about …

For one night and one night only, ladies and gentlemen, the staff of Noordam’s premium restaurant Pinnacle performs an act of transformation, attempting to recreate the flavours and ambience of the classic Le Cirque restaurant. Sirio Maccioni’s once-legendary New York restaurant has since been cloned …

On a typical day, over 20,000 people visit the ruins of Ephesus, and the majority of them come from cruises ships that dock in Kusadasi. The city is definitely not to be missed if you haven’t been there before, because its vast scale and beautifully preserved …

For frequent cruisers, seven days on a ship is never enough. And if you’ve been to Europe or Alaska or even South America more than once, you’re looking for a cruise itinerary that’s not only extended but also different from what’s you’ve seen before; something …

A bellboy in a bright red uniform wearing a pillbox cap opened the door for me with a smile. The deck staff waved in greeting as they touched up the paint and swabbed the decks to keep the ship immaculate. I hadn’t set foot on …