Shore Excursions

Exploring Grand Turk Beyond the Cruise Center

January 27, 2016

Before we visited Grand Turk on a 7-Day Eastern Caribbean cruise on Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam, I did some research on the Turks and Caicos Islands. We’d visited Grand Turk several times before on other cruises, but had never left the 18-acre cruise port developed by Carnival Corporation. After writing this post: 33 Fun Facts About Turks and […]

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18 Fun Facts About Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

January 20, 2016

Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private island, is one of our favorite destinations in the Caribbean to visit via a cruise ship. Here are 18 Fun Facts about Half Moon Cay: 1. Half Moon Cay (Cay is pronounced “key’) is also known as Little San Salvador Island. 2. It is one of about 700 islands that make […]

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Overnight Trip to Bagan, Myanmar via Holland America’s Volendam

May 11, 2015

Last December, we sailed on a 14-Day Asian Holiday cruise from Singapore on Holland America Line’s ms Volendam. One of the highlights of the cruise was the three-day visit to Myanmar (formerly Burma.)  The Volendam was docked in Thilawa, the port city for Yangon, Myanmar, and we took three different shore excursions to Yangon, which you can review in detail […]

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Exploring Langkawi, Malaysia by Taxi

January 27, 2015

We had the opportunity to visit Langkawi, Malaysia during a recent a 14-Day Asian Holiday cruise on Holland America Line’s ms Volendam. Since we had researched Langkawi before our arrival, we decided that we did not need a tour, and would just take a taxi to the attractions that we wanted to see, with a ride on […]

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