January 2014

Is the Signature Beverage Program on Holland America Cruises A Good Deal?

January 31, 2014

NOTE: We have a made a new updated post on our Signature Beverage Package experience from March, 2015.  On December 22nd we sailed on a 7-Day Holiday cruise to the Eastern Caribbean onboard Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam. Being in a festive mood, and since we were sailing in the sunny Caribbean, we decided to try the Signature […]

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A Look Around Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam

January 29, 2014

In late December, we sailed on a 7-Day Holiday cruise on Holland America Line’s newest cruise ship, the Nieuw Amsterdam. It was our second sailing on the ship named after the Dutch settlement at the mouth of the Hudson River on the southern end of Manhattan Island established in 1624. Nieuw Amsterdam was the capital of […]

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A Peek at Holland America’s New Pinnacle Grill Menu

January 27, 2014

One of our favorite things to do while cruising on Holland America Line is to dine at the Pinnacle Grill specialty restaurant.  After several years without a change, the menu at the Pacific Northwest-themed steak and seafood restaurant was recently updated fleet wide, starting with our December 22 Holiday cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam. Like […]

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Photo Friday: Make the Monkeys Fly in San Francisco

January 24, 2014

During a mid-December trip to San Francisco, as I was walking along the waterfront Embarcadero between the Ferry Terminal and Pier 23, I was drawn to this strange metal installation with hanging monkeys. Of course, I had to check it out. As I got closer, I saw people pounding on the drums at the base […]

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