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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 […]

Taking the Eagle’s Road to the Top of Mount Dalsnibba Geiranger Norway

Geirangerfjord Norway

Mount Dalsnibba Geiranger Norway 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 had been concerned when out cruise ship pulled into port in Geiranger Norway as the sky was all grey clouds.  Luckily, this […]

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 […]

What to do in Alesund Norway in One Day on a 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.  We were not sure what to do in Alesund Norway in one day on a tight budget. With a little leg work, we figured out what to do in Alesund […]

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. […]