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Holland America MS Nieuw Amsterdam Review (with kids!)

We very much enjoyed out recent Caribbean cruise on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam (we have always enjoyed our Holland America cruise experiences.)  As the review below will explain, we had a lovely, relaxed, laid back cruise experience with great days at the beach and in San Juan! Some background: On this cruise, we were a […]

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

Holland America Dining: Tamarind

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 […]

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

Holland America Dining: Dinner 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. […]

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The Surf and Turf at the Pinnacle Grill on our Holland America Cruise

Holland America Dining: Dinner at the Pinnacle Grill

If you want to experience the full scope of Holland America’s outstanding culinary offerings, you need to make space in your cruise for an evening out in the Pinnacle Grill. The Pinnacle Grill is Holland America Line’s take on classic, fine dining.  Prime cuts of beef, succulent fish and chops are served with graceful, attentive […]

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Dining Options on your Holland America HAL Cruise

Dining Options on Your Holland America Cruise

Depending on which stunning Holland America Cruise ship you are on, you will have a plethora of dining options at your disposal.  Here is a breakdown on the amazing culinary options that you may have available to you on your Holland America Cruise!: Tamarind: Available on Holland America’s Signature class ships, the Tamarind was by far my […]

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Mountain Lake Norway

5 Reasons to Choose a Holland America Cruise for your Next Vacation

We have been having a great time on our Holland America cruise checking out the sights of Norway this last week!  Here are come great reasons to book HAL cruises for your next cruise getaway: 1) Mind blowing itineraries: HAL Cruises ships visit dozens of countries across six continents.  Have you always wanted to visit Russia?  Holland […]

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Holland America Eurodam

My Favorite Spaces on the Holland America Eurodam

The Holland America Eurodam is a lovely ship.  Her maiden voyage was in 2004, and she is the newest cruise ship that we have been on.  The Eurodam is one of the largest ships in Holland America’s fleet (she is nicely sized to accommodate 2,104 passengers and is 936 feet long) , but by cruise ship standards, she really a […]

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Holland America Buffet

11 Things that I am LOVING about my Holland America Cruise

Considering booking a cruise on Holland America?  Check out some of the highlights of my recent Holland America Cruise:  High quality food, and way too much of it.  Nearly every dish that we have eaten has been well seasoned, elegantly presented and an appropriate temperature (even in the buffet!)  Dining on the ship has been a real culinary […]

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Shanna on the balcony on the Eurodam saying goodbye to Amsterdam

Next up Norway…Denmark…Sweden…Russia…Our Amazing Cruise Upgrade

  The travel angels that watch over us work their magic in mysterious ways. One moment, we were preparing for our 7 day Holland America adventure to Norway. The next moment we were ecstatically repacking our bags for a mind blowing 19 day adventure all over northern Europe! An opportunity was presented to us that […]

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