From ancient architecture to modern fashion, Italy offers the perfect mix of new and old, alongside one of the world's most scenic backdrops. However, with so much to see and do, a day at port in Italy can be intimidating, especially if you're unaccustomed to international travel. Thankfully, a little knowledge can go a long way. Keep the following suggestions in mind as … [Read more...]
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If you’re lucky enough to be cruising in Alaska during the spring or summer, there's no need to rush through sightseeing excursions to beat the setting sun. The Land of the Midnight Sun enjoys long summer days, thanks to its extreme latitude. The state’s proximity to the Arctic Circle causes the sun to travel horizontally across the sky instead of rising and setting … [Read more...]
The country of Greece is known for its beautiful coasts, Mediterranean diet, ancient Greek landmarks, and picturesque beach resorts. However, if you haven’t traveled to Greece yet, you may not be familiar with its most popular, exclusive drink: Ouzo. On any Holland America cruise to Greece, you’re bound to find Ouzo on every shelf and in every café. So, what exactly is … [Read more...]
A lot has happened since Naples was founded as Neapolis, the new city, back in 470BC. The city is no longer new, and that's what gives Naples its character, as modern life unfolds amidst remnants of the Greeks, Romans, Aragons, Bourbons, Normans, and other peoples who built atop the original city. The city's beauty comes from its location overlooking the beautiful Bay of … [Read more...]
The first cruise ships sail to Alaska in May and the last ones depart in September. And though the weather can be unpredictable during the months that mark the bookends of the Alaska cruise season, shoulder season is a good time to visit for a variety of reasons, according Tania Hancock, tourism sales manager with the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau. “I particularly … [Read more...]