Taking the Kids — when rain upends your plans on a cruise ship
A rainy day scuttles plans for an excursion in Puerto Vallarta

Taking the Kids — when rain upends your plans on a cruise ship

Weather can derail the best-laid plans. We almost didn’t make it to San Diego and the Oosterdam before she sailed, in fact, because of canceled flights

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Rain happens: Making the most of a weather day on a cruise ship
A rainy day scuttles plans for an excursion in Puerto Vallarta

Rain happens: Making the most of a weather day on a cruise ship

Shore excursions typically go rain or shine -- and it’s raining. Pouring actually. We had thought we would go explore before our Sunset Sail but it didn’t look like there would be much of a sunset

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#BestTamalesEver? Try the sweet corn in Matazalan on a local food tour
Sweet corn tamales in Matzalan

#BestTamalesEver? Try the sweet corn in Matazalan on a local food tour

We are in Mazatlan, Mexico, the second port on our New Years’ cruise aboard the Holland America Oosterdam and we have forsaken a cruise tour today to see the city with a local, through its food.

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A different kind of kids experience aboard Holland America Oosterdam
The outdoor pool on the Oosterdam on sunny day at sea

A different kind of kids experience aboard Holland America Oosterdam

A new style Kids Club designed more for families to do activities together— everything from Fooseball to video games, old-fashioned board games to giant puzzle mazes

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You earned your vacation! You can afford to take it
Holland America on the Panama Canal

You earned your vacation! You can afford to take it

Did you know 55 per cent of Americans report they don’t use their earned vacation? The good news is that you can get away this winter without busting the budget

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