Culinarily Creative Cruise Chefs Craft Confectionary Celebration

Cruise lines put a lot of effort into the work of culinarily creative cruise chefs that continue to dazzle travelers year after year.  Celebrity chefs and talented ship chefs have a good idea of what will be popular. They also Read More …

The Unexpected Hit With First Time Cruise Travelers

The timely evolution of Holland America Line has brought a number of interesting course corrections to the 100+-year-old cruise line.  New dining venues, onboard programming, shore exploration selections and more make a good reason to take another look or consider Read More …

Our Alaska Adventure: The Whole Story

Another part of preparing a 7-day Alaska sailing with Holland America Line for Oprah’s Share The Adventure Cruise: reflecting on the experience post-cruise.   Sharing our previous travel experiences on other cruise lines, one part of the process is crystal clear: you just can’t get enough Read More …

Alaska Adventure Cruise: One From Each Place

As we end our sailing with Holland America Line for Oprah’s Year Of Adventure Cruise, it is time to look back on the 7-day voyage, photo by photo.  Here, a collection of my favorite photos from memorable places and events Read More …

Oprah Cruising: Intelligently Applied, Seasoned To Perfection

As onboard events go, Oprah was going to be a tough act to follow.  We knew that. A whole lot of energy had gone into A Conversation With Oprah. It might have been time for a pause in the inspiration Read More …

Oprah Infusion A Solid Win For Cruise Travelers

One of the big reasons many passengers booked Oprah’s Share The Adventure Cruise with Holland America Line was, well, Oprah herself.  Available time on the first three days of the seven night Alaska sailing had been programmed wisely, setting up Read More …