Eurodam Review: Canada/New England cruise, Saguenay & Tamarind

To be completely honest, before this sailing I’ve never heard of Saguenay. Turns out its a small cruise port located just east of Quebec. A long time ago it was set up for fur trading. While there isn’t a lot to do there, there’s a lot of cool scenery. There are fjords everywhere and the […]

Pre-Cruise Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port

By: Scott Lara Scott is a contributing guest while Doug is away on his seven-night Alaska cruise.  For many years, my wife Marty and I would just drive from our home in Jacksonville, Florida to Port Everglades the morning of our cruise to catch the ship. Never again. Traffic on I-95 can hold you up for […]

New Western Caribbean Cruise Port for Holland America

  Banana Coast has signed Holland America Line as the first cruise line to schedule regular calls at the first mainland Honduras cruise port at Trujillo. Holland America Line’s 1,260-passenger Ryndam is slated to call at Banana Coast 11 times between 2014 and 2015 on its western Caribbean itineraries. The ship’s Nov. 19, 2014, call is […]

Holland America Cruise Ship Rescues Distressed Sailors

On Saturday, May 4, at 6:50 p.m. (UTC-2), ms Nieuw Amsterdam received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center at Norfolk, Va., regarding a mayday signal it had received from sailing yacht Embla, which was disabled and adrift. Nieuw Amsterdam immediately diverted from its course and arrived on the scene at 9 p.m. local time. The cruise […]

Another Celebrity Chef Heads to Sea

This summer Celebrity Chef Cat Cora will demonstrate how to whip up her favorite dishes as part of Holland America Line’s Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine. Cora is scheduled to sail on ms Nieuw Amsterdam’s 12-day Mediterranean Empires cruise departing July 2, 2013. In addition to Cora, the lineup for the […]

Holland America Invites You To Circumnavigate The World

Want to travel around the world – five continents and thirty eight countries – it’s possible to do it next January. For 113-days, Holland America’s 1,380-guest ms Amsterdam will circumnavigate the globe – stopping at 38 ports along five continents. For guests who want to take part in this annual tradition but have less time […]

How to Choose an Alaskan Cruise

Un-Cruise Adventure

Last year I took my first Alaskan cruise. At first I thought an Alaska cruise seemed basic – I pick my port, we see glaciers, and go home. Boy was I wrong! There are a few factors you need to take into consideration when planning and booking an Alaskan cruise. It’s not as simple as […]

Holland America Returns Down Under

Holland America Line’s ms Oosterdam and ms Volendam will return to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands for the 2013-14 season with a series of sailings that will visit more than 50 ports of call. During the voyages, guests will have the opportunity to experience the region’s incredible wildlife on land and in […]

2012 Alaska Cruise Season Done

As the Holland America ms Oosterdam sailed out of Juneau last week, it marked the close of the 2012 Alaska cruise season. According to a west coast publication, the port received 920,000 cruise passengers this season, very close to the pre-season estimate of 930,000. A recent study showed that the average passenger spent $200, bringing total […]

Episode: Cruise News + QM2 2012 Review

cruise queen mary 2

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI159SEP2612Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Queen Mary 2″ artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week Barry from Cruising Authority stops by to talk to Doug about his recent transatlantic sailing aboard Queen Mary 2. A great article on Five Resources to Research Shore Excursions. Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News on: More details revealed about Norwegian Breakaway […]