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Recipe: Enjoy Worldly Flavors at the Master Chefs International Dinner

Recipe: Enjoy Worldly Flavors at the Master Chefs International Dinner

Did you know that once a cruise Holland America Line features a Master Chefs International Dinner in the main dining room showcasing signature dishes from six continents? Guests can design their international three-course meal by choosing each course from selections that represent a variety of cultures. The exclusive 20-dish menu includes appetizers, entrees and deserts…   read more of “Recipe: Enjoy…”

Don’t Cry for me … Buenos Aires

Don’t Cry for me … Buenos Aires

We asked our Facebook fans which South American ports they’d like to visit! While the answers varied, the two most popular were Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s no surprise that these two are at the top. Buenos Aires is a highlight of any cruise visiting the region. In fact, many of…   read more of “Don’t Cry for…”

Cruising with Kids … and Grandkids

Cruising with Kids … and Grandkids

Multigenerational travel continues to be on the rise, with more families taking cruise vacations together. Parents and kids, grandparents and grandkids, and grandparents, parents and grandkids … and aunts, uncles and cousins! Journalist Cynthia Boal Janssens recently took a cruise on ms Oosterdam with her family and blogged about it for All Things Cruise. Here…   read more of “Cruising with Kids…”

Follow @HALcruises on Instagram

Follow @HALcruises on Instagram

Blog fans, Holland America Line is spreading our social media wings and now we’re on Instagram! Do you love pretty pictures of gorgeous places? We do, too! Join us on Instagram to see all of the lovely images we have to share! And tag ‪#‎HALcruises‬ in your cruise ‪#‎photos‬!

Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive, Part 2

Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive, Part 2

Is there a country with more variety than Chile? Well, there probably are a few, but it’s hard to beat a place where you never run out of things to do. In a matter of days we’ve hit the beach at La Serena, shopped for souvenirs in picturesque villages, sipped wine at an estate in…   read more of “Chile: A Mariner…”

Digital Workshop: Get Creative with Auto Collage

Digital Workshop: Get Creative with Auto Collage

Holland America Line has a wide array of enriching activities onboard, and among the most popular are the Digital Workshops powered by Windows. The popular complimentary workshops, led by Microsoft-trained “techsperts” on all 15 ships in the fleet, teach guests with varying levels of computer and camera experience how to take better vacation photos, make…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Zaandam Heads to South America for 2013-14 Season

Zaandam Heads to South America for 2013-14 Season

Come October, there will be a new ship exploring South America. Along with ms Maasdam and ms Prinsendam (who will do longer cruises), ms Zaandam will head south and spend the season rounding Cape Horn at the tip of the continent and traveling to Antarctica. The ship wraps up the season with a monthlong repositioning…   read more of “Zaandam Heads to…”

Video: Cruising with Kids

More and more families are choosing a cruise vacation for their annual holiday, and to make sure the junior cruisers are having as much fun as the adults Holland America Line offers a comprehensive Youth Program for kids ages 3 to 17. This piece that aired on King 5 in Seattle, the local NBC affiliate,…   read more of “Video: Cruising…”