Destination: Holland America Crew Tips

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Holland America! I have “Crew Tips” direct for those who know the cruise line well and can share all we need to know for a memorable cruise. If you know me, you know I love to cruise. I asked crew from my favorite cruise line to share tips for planning and selecting your ideal itinerary and excursions. I have with sailed with several cruise lines, however, I’ve cruised the most with Holland America, so I know their crew can give the best advice for upcoming journey’s on the deep blue sea. I’ve set sail with holland American six times and each sailing has been an experience filled with delicious cuisine, exciting and spectacular entertainment, adventurous excursions and destinations high on my “must go” list. So you see…Holland American is my favorite cruise line.

Their ships are considered mid-size with a passenger count around 2000. I am always excited to get onboard. Different ship categories will feature different entertainment, restaurant offerings and staterooms. Either ship it’s always a thrilling experience where you can schedule a long list of fun and exciting options on and off the ship.

On this show, I talk with members of the crew on my recent sailing. I ask them about my top reasons Holland America – entertainment, world-wide itineraries, top choice excursions in each port and their culinary choices are not only delicious, but allow you to experience food options based on the destinations you’ll visit.

I talk with:
Excursions director – Maria
Future Cruise Consultant – Andrea
Hotel  General Manager – Darren David
Entertainment  Director – Philip

We were onboard the Oosterdam, one of their Vista Class ships, where you can enjoy breakfast in the Dining Room, unwind with a massage in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon®,  enjoy tasty pre-dinner craft cocktails at Ocean Bar, delectable Italian dinner at Canaletto and my favorite, you can top off the night with chart-topping hits at Billboard Onboard. Let’s go. Join me on my next cruise. I am ready to be back onboard soon.

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Photos from my cruise

Holland America Crew Tips

Cocktail class – I try my hand with onboard.

Holland America Crew Tips

The cruise starts in the amazing city of Venice, Italy.

Holland America Crew Tips

We learn about wine bottled and stored underwater

Holland America Crew Tips

The crew offers many beverage options for you to enjoy.

Holland America

A stop in Greece on the island of Santorini

Holland America Crew Tips

A visit to the Virgin Mary’s home

Holland America Crew Tips

Amazing ruins in Ephesus

Holland America Crew Tips

Amazing ruins in Ephesus


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