Shore Excursions

Experiencing the Rainforest Canopy & Zipline in Ketchikan, Alaska

March 4, 2016

The Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition was of the most exciting adventures that I’ve experienced in Ketchikan, Alaska. I booked the shore excursion via a Holland America Line 7-Day Glacier Discovery cruise sailing from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia. This zip line and canopy tour is located near the Tongass National Forest, which is a rain […]

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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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