Holland America

Packing List for a British Isles Cruise from Amsterdam

May 25, 2017

We are sailing on Holland America Line’s 14-Day Celtic Explorer cruise on the ms Prinsendam in early June. In addition, we will be spending five days in Amsterdam before boarding the cruise ship. We’ve been working to finalize our packing list for this trip. What to pack for this British Isles cruise that visits Wales, England and Ireland, plus […]

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Walking to Bar Island During Low Tide While Visiting Bar Harbor, Maine

May 19, 2017

We’ve visited Bar Harbor on Maine’s Mount Desert Island multiple times, most frequently via a cruise ship. In addition to being a popular summer vacation destination, the town of 5,200 is a popular port stop on Canada and New England cruises. The town of Bar Harbor offers a picturesque backdrop for exploring on foot, with a shore […]

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Culinary Walk in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

May 3, 2017

While sailing on Holland America’s 7-Day Canada and New England Discovery cruise last September, we visited Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. I took the 3.5-hour-long Taste of Charlottetown Culinary Walk, one of the shore excursions offered by Holland America Line. The tour began with a walk along the waterfront where our cruise ship was docked. Our local guide began […]

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Visiting Baddeck and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum from Sydney, Cape Breton Island

May 2, 2017

Last September when we sailed on Holland America’s 7-Day Canada and New England Discovery cruise on the ms Rotterdam, we visited Sydney on Cape Breton Island. This cruise port is famous for having the world’s largest fiddle. (Look close and you can see it in the photo above.) Sydney is a relatively small town that […]

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