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Valparaíso, Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Valparaíso, Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Mariner Magazine is in Chile! And we’re having an incredible time! Chile stretches over 2,700 miles along the southwestern coast of South America, a distance roughly the same as that from San Francisco to New York, or Edinburgh to Baghdad. At the same time, its width never exceeds 150 miles, making the country more than…   read more of “Valparaíso, Chile:…”

Captain’s Log: Another Scenic Week in Alaska

Captain’s Log: Another Scenic Week in Alaska

The last of our itinerary that has us calling at Juneau first (for as I write we have just completed a call in Glacier Bay and dashed from Vancouver in order to make it, too). Not a great week for weather initially, Juneau was socked in with rain, however Skagway was a little brighter. An…   read more of “Captain’s…”

South America: A Continent of Wonders

South America: A Continent of Wonders

This week we’re celebrating South America, one of the most exciting, culturally rich and captivating continents. For travelers looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, bucket-list adventures and beauty that is beyond a photographer’s wildest dreams, South America has it all. Here are seven of South America’s natural wonders to hopefully entice you to join us on ms…   read more of “South America: A…”

Photos from ’10 Quintessential Alaska & The Yukon Experiences’: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Photos from ’10 Quintessential Alaska & The Yukon Experiences’: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

The upcoming issue of Mariner Magazine is featuring an article entitled “10 Quintessential Alaska & The Yukon Experiences” that gives insight into the must-do activities in Alaska. Here are some of the photos that illustrate the 10 experiences. If you want to see more photos from this article, visit us on Facebook. And if you…   read more of “Photos from…”

Cool Cocktails to Celebrate Alaska

Cool Cocktails to Celebrate Alaska

Every region has cocktails that speak to the experiences and flavors of the area. Here are two drinks that we serve onboard that remind us of Alaska. One is hearty and rich, while the other is light and fruity. Enjoy! Icy Bourbon Mint Yield: 1 cocktail Ingredients: .75 oz White creme de mint .75 oz…   read more of “Cool Cocktails to…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Learn to Capture Alaska Like a Pro

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Learn to Capture Alaska Like a Pro

Statendam’s Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh is an avid photographer, and his photos are stunners. If you want to learn how to take photos like Bert, Holland America Line offers informative Digital Workshops powered by Windows on board. Guests can take classes such as “Understanding the basics of your digital camera,” “Edit your cruise photos,”…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Q&A with Bill Fletcher, Director of Alaska Sales, Marketing and Planning

Q&A with Bill Fletcher, Director of Alaska Sales, Marketing and Planning

Bill Fletcher, Holland America Line’s director of Alaska sales, marketing and planning, recently participated in a Twitter chat with the United States Tour Operators Association and gave some insight into Holland America Line’s Alaska experiences. No one knows Alaska like Bill, who is a native, so enjoy learning more about what we offer in this…   read more of “Q&A with Bill…”

Calving: Breakaways in Glacier Bay

Calving: Breakaways in Glacier Bay

Alaska: the last frontier. The untouched quality of Alaskan wilderness lends itself to a sense of adventure and exciting natural occasions. Alaska Inside Passage cruises offer guests incredible views of one of the most exciting natural attractions in the state, glacier calving. Glacier calving is a natural event that occurs when large portions of glaciers…   read more of “Calving: Breakaways…”