Try River Cruising Without Leaving The Comfort Of Your Ocean Cruise Ship

Making the leap (or not) to river cruising is sometimes a tough decision for those accustomed to ocean cruising.  Familiar and comfortable with large ocean ships, giving river cruising a try opens up a whole lot of questions about what it is like.  Lucky for us, large cruise ships offer an opportunity to sample a […]

Holland America passengers give back on World Cruise

Holland America Line partnered in the donation of 85 blankets and 50 hats to the Seattle chapter of Project Linus Friday, June 1, aboard ms Amsterdam while the ship was in Seattle. Linda Lane, the local head of the Seattle chapter, accepted the donations that were knitted by a group of volunteer “blanketeers” during the […]

Holland America kicks off Alaska cruise season in Seattle

When Holland America Line’s 1,848-passenger ms Oosterdam arrived in Seattle yesterday it kicked off the 2012 Alaska cruise season for the port. Following the Oosterdam, the Amsterdam and Westerdam will arrive this month offering 52 voyages out of the seaport. “We always look forward to the start of the Alaska season because it represents a […]

Port of Amsterdam sees surge in cruise traffic

This year a projected 194 cruise ships will dock in Amsterdam and an estimated 1,350 river cruise ships will berth there. “Even the next few years look promising” says Hans Gerson, chairman of the promotions non-profit organisation Amsterdam Cruise Port. In 2011, 150 maritime cruise ships called into the ports of Amsterdam (123) and IJmuiden […]