Holland America

A Look Around Ocean-view Stateroom 421 on Holland America’s Prinsendam Cruise Ship

July 2, 2017

For our 14-Day Celtic Explorer Cruise on Holland America’s ms Prinsendam, we booked a category G ocean-view stateroom.  When booking a cruise, we often select a stateroom “guarantee,” leaving the specific cabin assignment up to the cruise line. (This strategy can sometimes result in good upgrades.)  When sailing on Holland America’s 835-guest ms Prinsendam, however, we […]

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Off to the 14-Day Celtic Explorer Cruise on Holland America’s ms Prinsendam

June 3, 2017

After spending four nights at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, we are off today to the Amsterdam Cruise Terminal to board Holland America’s ms Prinsendam. We are sailing around the British Isles to visit ports in Ireland, England, Wales and the Netherlands on the 14-Day Celtic Explorer cruise. We are looking forward to being back on the ms […]

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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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