Holland America’s Great Winter Road Trips & Cruise in One Romantic Package

One of the strengths of  Holland America Line, and particularly the MS Maasdam’s 2011 itineraries, is that children make up a very small portion of the overall capacity of cruisers so if a couple is looking for a thoroughly romantic cruise getaway, the Maasdam  and this cruise line is perfect.

Couples can enjoy taking in a live show together, a movie, a dance class, visiting the casino, indulging in spa treatments, enjoying a high tea, or even a high- tech computer class.

Holland America Line offers many special activities and classes unique to its line and they have recently added a very popular new Microsoft Digital Workshop, quickly becoming the most popular activity on their ships.

“We are thrilled that passengers of Holland America Line are finding value in the Microsoft Digital Workshops,”said Chip Wood, group manager, Consumer Segment Marketing, Microsoft Corporation. “Providing guests with a comfortable environment where they can learn how to create, edit, and share digital memories is a fun, and unique way for Windows to enhance the cruise experience.”

These complimentary “techspert” led workshops enable all levels of photographers to take better photos, make movies, edit and create scrapbooks, and share digital memories through emails, blogs, and social networking. Cruising lovers find the classes offer a wonderful opportunity to learn together and perfect skills.

Romantic dining is a Holland America forte where specialties like Chicken Satay, Chili-rubbed Tuna Brochette, Oatmeal crushed flounder, and Chocolate Decadence Cake are common fare. At the Pinnacle Grill, offerings like Lobster Bisque, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Broiled King Salmon, Surf and Turf, Land and Sea, Lobster Macaroni and Cheese, Filet Steak Diane, Warm Grand Marnier Chocolate Volcano Cake, Pinnacle Crème Brule, Velvet soufflés, and cheesecakes are nightly enticements in a hopelessly romantic setting.

Although Holland America Line, the world’s leading premiere cruise line. sails to all seven continents and more than 320 ports of call, the various Caribbean itineraries are favorites for couples sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  These exciting sailings thrill couples of all ages with so many wonderful shore excursions.

A shore excursion-road trip to see the green monkeys in St. Kitts is nothing less than spectacular; the Champagne snorkeling in Dominica is wondrous, and the bioluminescent kayaking with dinoflagellates in Puerto Rico may be one of the most romantic shore excursions anywhere. Couples love shopping and golfing in places like Barbados, Half Moon Cay, and St. Maarten. The combination of exotic wildlife, excellent shopping, pristine and safe beaches, and astounding history make these itineraries a wonder for couples of all ages where lovers can find something memorable and enjoyable to encounter at each and every port with such a vast array of diverse options. Whether you both zip line through a jungle or wade in the warm West Indies oceans, satisfaction is certain with these wonderful tropical and exotic road trip excursions.

Imagine the thrill of snorkeling where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed in a geo thermal champagne snorkel spot, or seeing each other aglow from the phenomenon of night kayaking through trillions of dinoflagellates ablaze in the Laguna Grande of Puerto Rico— either will provide romantic and thrilling memories of a lifetime.

On the road trip to or from your romantic sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, stay at the newly remodeled Westin Ft. Lauderdale with its gorgeous three-acre lagoon where hospitality, service and outstanding food are a refreshing every day occurrence and the amenities cater to couples beautifully.

Cruising is the ultimate romantic experience and Holland America has the corner on pleasing each and every road tripping couple for a cruise that’s unforgettable.