Our Alaska Adventure- How To Follow Along With Us

Another part of preparing a 7-day Alaska sailing with Holland America Line for Oprah’s Share The Adventure Cruise: providing a list of ways to follow along with our journey.   Sharing our previous travel experiences on other cruise lines, one part of the process is crystal Read More …

Brilliant: Ocean Cruise Tours Led By Crew In Their Own Country

The industry-wide focus on cruise destinations continues to resolve a number of ways.  Taking travelers up close at places they visit, local life is explored in depth.  Special access is granted to one cruise line here and another there, adding Read More …

Cruise Lines Deliver Value, Stay In Their Lane

A recent announcement by Carnival Cruise Line to offer a pay-over-time program makes sense.  As an affordable vacation option, Carnival has enabled many North Americans to experience international travel beyond their borders who might not have done so otherwise.  Some Read More …

Creative Viking Itineraries Continue Reinventing Cruise Travel

Sailing a number of Viking Ocean Cruise itineraries, we experienced the result of a systemwide focus on destinations.  Compared to other ocean travel companies, the difference is substantial. Every step of the way, from looking to booking, planning and being there Read More …

Viking Longships Illustrated

To take a fresh look at the ships of Viking River Cruises we recently traveled to Germany to create Viking Longships Illustrated: A Resource For Your Cruise Planning Pleasure. The occasion: the christening of two new Viking Longships at a riverside ceremony in Koblenz, a Read More …

Holland America Unrivaled Dining Includes Chef Rudi Pop Up

On Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam, Sel de Mer is one of a number of unique dining options available.  Since it launched on Koningsdam as a stand-alone venue, Sel de Mer has garnered both guest and industry acclaim. Now, Holland Read More …

Holland America Culinary Evolution Continues Thoughtful Focus

Associating Holland America Line with the past is natural; the line’s origin dates back to 1873.  Identifying the line with Alaska makes sense; no other cruise line sails there as much. Commonly paired with mature cruise travelers, a collectively intelligent wind of change has opened the Holland Read More …