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Half Moon Cay Rocks

Half Moon Cay Rocks

Ah, the fabulous beaches of Half Moon Cay. Don’t you wish you were there? Guests Jos and Monique Bruijstens enjoyed spending their winter holiday with us, and they sent in these great shots in honor of “Beach Week!” Enjoy! Last December we had a wonderful cruise on board ms Westerdam in the Caribbean. For us…   read more of “Half Moon Cay…”

Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Guest John Arnold was so kind to recognize the production cast aboard Statendam. Thanks, John! Do you have a great story about our fabulous crew and how they touched your cruise experience? If so, share it with us! Send your story and photos to info@hollandamericablog.com. We spent four weeks on Statendam in Alaska this summer…   read more of “Cheers to…”

Exotic Shore Excursions: The Temple of Angkor Wat

Exotic Shore Excursions: The Temple of Angkor Wat

From Angkor Wat to the Amazon … we have some amazing shore excursions. Did you know you can go on a Jungle Eco Safari in Koh Samui, Thailand; visit the Great Wall of China from Hong Kong, and go on a rare nighttime safari in the Amazon? Holland America Line features an exciting array of…   read more of “Exotic Shore…”

Cruise Diary: Juneau, Alaska

Cruise Diary: Juneau, Alaska

Mike Faust, blogger and editor of Cruise Currents, recently sailed on board Zuiderdam for a seven-night Alaskan cruise and chronicled his trip. Enjoy his latest adventure in Juneau! My morning began bright and early around 7 am as we continued to sail towards Alaska’s capital city. The morning was filled with slow sailing and expansive,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Celebrates Mariner Appreciation Day

Nieuw Amsterdam Celebrates Mariner Appreciation Day

During a cruise in July, ms Nieuw Amsterdam celebrated Mariner Appreciation Days with decorations and festivities. Five-Star Mariners Mr. Peter Mousseau and Colleen Walker were honored. In Room Dining Steward I Made Dana Wirawan used his special artistic talent and created a drawing of them which was presented to them in a special ceremony. Cruise…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”

Captain’s Log: A Week in Alaska

Captain’s Log: A Week in Alaska

Our speed from Vancouver to the ‘Great Land’ and our first port, Juneau, is governed by the time of slack water at Seymour Narrows. The parameter for the transit of this narrow passage is dependent on the speed of the current. We have compulsory pilots with us, from the Pacific Pilotage Authority, and they have…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Share Your Caribbean Memories!

Share Your Caribbean Memories!

It’s beach week, Holland America Blog fans! And to kick it off we’re sharing some fab photos that passenger Fuat Baran took on a Caribbean cruise aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Do you have beach photos you’d like to share on our social media channels? If so, send them to info@hollandamericablog.com! And don’t forget to check out…   read more of “Share Your…”

Recipe: Chef Jeremy Langlois’ Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Whipped Sweet Potatoes & Praline Pecan Sauce

Recipe: Chef Jeremy Langlois’ Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Whipped Sweet Potatoes & Praline Pecan Sauce

Jeremy Langlois leads the culinary team at the Houmas House Plantation as executive chef of the award-winning Latil’s Landing Restaurant, named by Esquire magazine as one of the top 20 best new restaurants in America. Chef Langlois recently sailed on Zuiderdam as part of the Culinary Arts Center program and gave some tasty demonstrations. Pan…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Jeremy…”