Tag Archives: Holland America

How to Experience the Magic of a Scandinavian Christmas

Before meeting my husband and his family, who are Danish-Canadians, I had no experience with Scandinavian Christmas traditions. My understanding of Christmas was limited to the typical North American customs. My husband’s family does things a little differently. They celebrate, open gifts, and eat Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve. They eat festive foods like pickled…
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Why should a Panama Canal Cruise be on your Travel Bucket List?

Cruising the Panama Canal is on most cruise-lovers’ bucket lists. And for good reason!  As one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century, it’s something every traveller should experience at least once. Before joining Wells Gray Tours, I worked for an international consulting company that was the Program Manager for the most recent…
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Ocean Cruising vs River Cruising

The cruise industry is the fastest growing travel segment in the world. Ocean cruising with lines such as Carnival, Holland America, Princess, and Norwegian has become increasingly appealing to the modern traveller. Likewise, accessibility and flexibility has increased due to the vast number of ships cruising the seas world-wide resulting in an overall decrease in…
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THE YUKON

“Gold”! When this was hollered in 1896 in the Yukon, it resounded around the world and the stampede to northern Canada was on. Until the discovery of gold, the vast north that we now know as the Yukon Territories was thought of as a cold and unhospitable wasteland, inhabited only by First Nations people and…
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Trans-Atlantic Cruise to Spain

There will be no sails to hoist on our Trans-Atlantic Cruise to Spain unlike crossings prior to the 19th century. Today transatlantic crossings are faster, usually only about 5 or 6 days at sea, safer and all about a comfortable and relaxed sailing.   The advantages of taking a transatlantic cruise are varied but one big…
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