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What’s Our Most Popular Caribbean Port?

What’s Our Most Popular Caribbean Port?

You guessed it! Half Moon Cay, our private island, continues to be rated our most popular Caribbean port. How can you get there to experience it for yourself? Holland America Line’s warm-water cruises in the Atlantic offer diversity in length and destinations, with cruises from seven days to Collectors’ Voyages up to 35 days, and…   read more of “What’s Our…”

Digital Workshop: Caring for Your Touchscreen PC

Digital Workshop: Caring for Your Touchscreen PC

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:…”

‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Through the Eyes of a Troupe Member

‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Through the Eyes of a Troupe Member

Professional dancer Emma Slater recently sailed with the “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” cast as a troupe member. She blogged about her time onboard and snapped some great photos during her experience. Thanks to the “Team Emma Slater” Facebook page for sharing her great photos. If you’re still thinking about sailing on one of…   read more of “‘Dancing with…”

Half Moon Cay Serves Up Fruity Tropical Drinks

Half Moon Cay Serves Up Fruity Tropical Drinks

Thanks to guest Lora for sending in this fun photo from her call at Half Moon Cay. Nothing says “Welcome to Half Moon Cay” like a fruity cocktail served by one of our fabulous staff. If you’d like to make some of the tasty concoctions that we serve on our private island, you’re in luck!…   read more of “Half Moon Cay…”

The Beautiful Beaches of Mexico

The Beautiful Beaches of Mexico

Beautiful beaches can be found all over the world, and Mexico is no exception. We received these great photos from Heinz and Esther Kuster taken while they were in Mexico. For the upcoming Mexico-Hawaii season that starts in October, we’re adding longer cruises so there’s more time to see the sites and explore the culture…   read more of “The Beautiful…”

Cruise Diary: Falling in Love With Reykjavik

Cruise Diary: Falling in Love With Reykjavik

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, is aboard Prinsendam and is letting us join in on her vacation. I may just have uncovered my newest favouritest port, and that is Reykjavik. From the moment we stepped off the ship into the visitor’s centre at the wharf, I knew I was…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

On Location’s Hula Guru: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

On Location’s Hula Guru: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

By Jordan Burchette, a Los Angeles-based writer and presenter who has done work for CNN.com and Popular Science. Photos courtesy of guest Sharon Johnson. With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around…   read more of “On Location’s…”

Statendam to the Rescue

Statendam to the Rescue

Statendam‘s Future Cruise Consultant Jeanni Prescan sent in this great post about the heroic rescue that the ship performed last week in Alaska. It’s always our goal to provide the best service possible, whether it’s for our own guests or unexpected ones. Kudos to the staff of Statendam for coming to the rescue and making…   read more of “Statendam to the…”