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Are Holland America cruises good for families? A Review of the Holland America MS Nieuw Amsterdam (with kids!)

HAL NIEUW AMSTERDAM

Are Holland America cruises good for families?  We were a little nervous and unsure before taking our kids on a Holland America cruise.  As it out, we shouldn’t have worried so much!  We very much enjoyed our recent Holland America Caribbean cruise on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam (just as we have always enjoyed our Holland […]

One Day in Stockholm on a Cruise – Viking History, the Old Town and the Ice Bar!

Stockhom Sweden Street

We got to spend one day in Stockholm on an epic 19 day cruise!  Here are our best suggestions for what to do if you are arriving on a cruise ship and can only spend one day in Stockholm. For other stories from our adventures on our Northern European cruise, please check out these other entertaining […]

An Epic Journey Up Mount Dalsnibba Geiranger Norway

Geirangerfjord Norway

Mount Dalsnibba Geiranger is a mountain peak and scenic overlook located high above the small town of Geiranger, Norway.  It is reached by ascending a steep, windy road fraught with switchbacks.  We visited on a grey, rainy cruise ship port day.  Here is the story of how we found the sun and had an amazing […]

Holland America Dining: Tamarind

Spring roll assortment, appetizer, dinner at Tamarind on our Holland America cruise

Graceful and relaxing.  These are the first words that come into my mind when I think about dining in the Tamarind Restaurant on the Holland America Eurodam.  Dining in the Tamarind is not just a meal but an experience to be savored next time you are on one of Holland America’s Signature Class ships! Our […]

The Best Things to do in Alesund Norway in on a TINY Budget

Alesund Norway on a Budget

Normally the words “Norway” and “budget” don’t play very well together.  Norway is well known to be on the the most expensive countries in the world.  With a little leg work, we found some of the best things to do in Alesund Norway in one day on our cruise this summer without spending a dime! Are you […]

Holland America Dining: Dinner at Le Cirque

Dinner on the MS Eurodam at "An Evening at Le Cirque"

Holland America’s “An Evening at Le Cirque” is inspired by the famed Le Cirque Restaurant in New York City, a culinary institution well known for innovative menus featuring surprising, well prepared cuisine. One night each cruise, the Pinnacle Grill is transformed with fanciful plates and table decorations which help set the mood for the meal. […]