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MS Amsterdam cruise ship by Sabung.hamster/Wiki/CC BY-SA 4.0
She is elegant and stylish. She is modern and aristocratic at the same time. She is the third Holland America Line’s ship to bear the name of the capital of the Netherlands. Yes, she is MS Amsterdam – our heroine for today. MS Amsterdam cruise ship by Sabung.hamster/Wiki/CC BY-SA 4.0...
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This cruise ship is about exciting adventures, true art, fine dining, and brilliant entertainment. This cruise ship is about elegance and innovations. This cruise ship is Holland America Line’s MS Nieuw Statendam , and we’re going to check several inspiring videos about her today. Source:...
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Last week we visited AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany (you can check the review here). This time we invite you to see how things are going at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice), where the MS Nieuw Statendam ship is being built for Holland America...
Photo by Jean-Philippe Boulet/Wiki/CC BY 3.0
Last week we began a series of articles about cruise ships for sale . In the previous article, we discussed Carnival Cruise Line’s liners that may join other companies soon (you can read about them here). In this part, we’ll share a list of Holland America Line’s representatives that are likely...
Holland America Beverage Packages
Recently we’ve performed an interesting experiment to find out how many drinks you should drink each day to justify the drink package cost. You can check the results of our research here. Today we’d like to consider Holland America Beverage Packages in detail. Let’s begin! Photo by Alison...
Photo by Connie/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0
We hear questions concerning beverage packages so often that we decided to conduct an interesting experiment. Of course, it’s all relative! Nevertheless, we hope this research will be not only fun but also helpful! Are you ready? Mango Daiquiri on Carnival Valor Photo by Connie/Flickr/CC BY-...
Old Cruise Ships For Sale. Part 1. Carnival Corporation & plc
Recently, we’ve heard the rumors that Carnival Corporation & plc is going to sell about 15 ships. We haven’t found a reliable proof of this fact yet. However, a little research of S&P broker websites opened us several interesting points. We saw  old cruise ships for sale that are...
Holland America Zuiderdam Suite by Roy Luck/Flickr/CC BY 2.0
What’s the best way to recover your strength and recharge your mind full of impressions after a busy cruise day? Of course, the answer is to relax and have a good sleep in a cozy comfortable stateroom. Let’s talk about Holland America Suites to see what amenities and perks they offer! Holland...
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Cruise is an interesting, inspiring, relaxing, and educational way of traveling. Well, it’s also very... tasty! Let’s talk about Holland America Food , and you’ll see everything for yourself! Photo courtesy of Holland America Line You can choose from numerous Holland America dining options...
Holland America Gratuities
When getting ready for an upcoming cruise, we think out many concerns like ‘what to pack,' ‘what dining option to choose,' etc. However, there’s another question you should decide before you set sail: ‘how to express your thanks to the ship’s crew?’ Today we will talk about Holland America...
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What to wear during the daytime and what attire to choose for dinner? Does Holland America Line have Formal Nights? If yes, what should I pack for such evenings? Let’s find answers to these questions and talk about Holland America Dress Code ! Holland America Line Formal Night dress code by ~...
Fort Lauderdale (Florida) - Half Moon Cay (the Bahamas) - Cartagena (Colombia) - Puerto Caldera (Costa Rica) - Corinto (Nicaragua) - Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala) - Puerto Chiapas (Mexico) - Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) - San Diego (California) Actually, I was planning to take a short Caribbean...
Let me tell you about our liner,  MS Zuiderdam . Holland America Line is a US cruise company (it used to be Dutch until 1989) founded in 1873, under the name Dutch-America Steamship Company. Having headquarters in Rotterdam, and being engaged in transportation of passengers to the United...
I bet you can't wait to look inside the MS Koningsdam , can you? I can't wait to show you the interiors, open decks and talk about the services offered. The colors were bright and fashionable: I ran to the 12th deck, to look at the library: There were no valuable works of art or...
I went to the gym on the  MS Koningsdam  in the morning. The exercise machines were new: There was a separate room for warming up, complete with some hooks for hanging belts on the ceiling. I did not like the laminate floors, and in addition, a glass partition only allowed space...
Let's continue our cruise (My Premiere Cruise on MS Koningsdam. P.1)! We departed from Corfu and headed to the opposite shore, towards Albania. My fellow travelers were enjoying sweet baked rolls, and I went to take pictures of open decks to avoid doing that: Promenade deck is so narrow in...
I'd like to tell you about my first cruise on new MS Koningsdam . The background is the next: my husband appointed his medical issues on the spring, so he left me to meet the new vessel called MS Koningsdam on my own. But is there anyone who sets cruises alone? I began to look for a...
Our good friends recommended the  Holland America  cruise. They love a relaxing holiday, which offers the opportunity to relax after a frenzied rhythm of activity. However, standing in line for registration, I noted that the tourists were aged 60+. Many of the passengers onboard were...
Today you will plunge into the magical atmosphere of the endless holiday. If you think that in the sea you will have time to feel bored, sunbathe or read a book, then you are mistaken. The entertainment program schedule is so busy and interesting that you'll literally have to decide between...
Our cruise ship was being under construction during 18 months and it cost the Holland-America Line Company 445 million dollars. To be honest, I thought that the liner of this size and with such a rich trim would be much more expensive. But in fact its price turned out to be equal to the price of...
After a sightseeing tour of Aruba (Aruba - Overseas Territory of the Netherlands. P.1), we went back to the ship for a while, had light lunch and then went to the beach. We saw a wedding photo shoot on the beach - and why not! :) This was a really relaxing trip! The hot sun, the...
After two days at sea, land finally appeared on the horizon - the small island of  Aruba to be exact , located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea near the coast of Venezuela. It was opened by the Spaniards in 1499. Before then, Aruba had long been a Dutch colony...
Welcome to Palermo - an open-air museum, the center of the Italian slums, the birthplace of the Sicilian Mafia. Author: Nikolkaya Source: nikolkaya.livejournal.com Translated by: Olesya Zhukova
The Lifou Island  is one of the smallest, remote and most backward islands, which compose New Caledonia. There are three tribal districts, a few villages, and 8000 inhabitants. There are neither rivers nor lakes. Drinking water is extracted in the caves. There are neither cities nor...

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