Holland America

Highlights from Our New Year’s Cruise on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam

January 22, 2018

We rang in 2018 while sailing on Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam cruise ship in the Western Caribbean. While we’ve previously enjoyed two other cruises on 2,650-guest ms Koningsdam (including a July, 2016 Norway cruise and a November, 2016 cruise to the Southern Caribbean), we found some new ways to appreciate this ship during this […]

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11 Hospitality Superstars Who Made Our Celtic Explorer Cruise Special

September 12, 2017

 In June, we sailed on Holland America Line’s 14-day Celtic Explorer cruise on the ms Prinsendam. Due to high winds and heavy rains, Captain Ane Jan Smit had to alter the planned itinerary several times. After the second or third of these “we have to change the itinerary messages,” Captain Smit jokingly called our sailing “The Magical, Mystery […]

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14 Highlights to Eat, Drink and See in Antwerp, Belgium

September 4, 2017

We’ve visited the Belgium city of Antwerp several times, most recently during a 22-hour overnight stay while sailing on Holland America Line’s ms Prinsendam. If you are going to Antwerp, these are 14 things we recommend to eat, drink and see during your stay. 1. Head to the ‘Grote Markt’ historic city center. Check out […]

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Scenic Cruising on the Scheldt River into Antwerp, Belgium on Holland America’s Prinsendam

August 21, 2017

Scenic cruising on the Scheldt River, from Vlissingen, Netherlands into the city of Antwerp, Belgium was a unique part of our 14-day Celtic Explorer cruise on Holland America’s ms Prinsendam. The 220-mile long Scheldt River begins in northern France, and runs through western Belgium to Antwerp, where it turns and broadens to a tidal estuary flowing through the southwestern part of the […]

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