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...]
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When you think of a visit to Italy, you probably think of grand churches, important museums and delicious food. The gardens of Italy may not come directly to mind. However, this diverse country is home to some of the loveliest gardens in the world, ranging from formal plantings to wild, rolling expanses. If you're headed to Italy this season on an escorted vacation, make … [Read more...]
Next year, Silversea will take delivery of its first brand-new, purpose-built luxury cruise ship in seven years: the 596-guest Silversea Silver Muse. Not only is she the newest ship in the Silversea fleet, she’s also the largest, carrying an additional 56 guests over her near-sister, Silver Spirit. Since we visited her at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Genoa, Italy back in … [Read more...]
The city of Sitka is replete with fascinating attractions, but few are as intriguing as the Fortress of the Bear, a facility that houses rescued bears. While visiting the Fortress of the Bear, you will support its admirable mission and experience the wonder of Alaskan wildlife up close. This is one Sitka destination you will not want to miss on a 7-day Inside Passage round … [Read more...]
Some of the most alluring aspects of traveling the world – particularly traveling the world aboard our Crystal ships – are the delectable cuisines and flavors that expand your palate and understanding of global cultures. It’s for this reason that our annual Wine & Food Experiences of Discovery voyages have long been among the most popular sailings, combining … [Read more...]