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Cocktail Recipes: More Mojitos

Cocktail Recipes: More Mojitos

A mojito can be light, refreshing and oh so good! Mojitos are tasty drinks that come from Cuba, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate. The drink is so popular that many cultures around the world have their own variation. An “English Mojito” uses gin in place of rum…   read more of “Cocktail Recipes:…”

Panama Canal Photos and a Video from Facebook Fans

Panama Canal Photos and a Video from Facebook Fans

A transit through the Panama Canal is one of the most scenic and interesting experiences for any traveler. The sights are perfectly captured in photos and videos, which is why we asked Holland America Line Facebook fans to send in their best shots. Here are some of our favorites, including a video that takes you…   read more of “Panama Canal Photos…”

It’s ‘Tulip Tuesday’ – Win a Holland America Line Signature Tulip Bulb!

It’s ‘Tulip Tuesday’ – Win a Holland America Line Signature Tulip Bulb!

It’s “Tulip Tuesday” at Holland America Line, blog fans! If you want to win an exclusive Holland America Line Signature Tulip bulb, head on over to Twitter and re-tweet the post on the @Halcruises Twitter page. The sweepstakes takes place each Tuesday morning in September beginning at 7 a.m. Pacific Time until 5 p.m. PT…   read more of “It’s…”

Celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary with 12 Transits

Celebrating the Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary with 12 Transits

In 2014 the Panama Canal will mark a huge milestone – the 100th Anniversary of it’s completion. To commemorate the occasion, six Holland America Line ships will sail 12 full transits of the Panama Canal during the fall 2013 through spring 2014 season. Ranging in length from 14 to 22 days, the extensive itinerary options…   read more of “Celebrating the…”

History of the Panama Canal: Part 1

History of the Panama Canal: Part 1

It’s Panama Canal week! Transiting the Panama Canal is one of the greatest spectacles in travel. The man-made marvel is on the bucket list of many travelers, as it presents a grand adventure from an historical, cultural and pictorial perspective. Are you thinking about taking one of our exciting Panama Canal cruises? Let us share…   read more of “History of the…”

Recipe: Kiwi and Passion Fruit Pavlova

Recipe: Kiwi and Passion Fruit Pavlova

Did you know that the Pavlova dessert was named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova? The dessert is believed to have been created in honor of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. While it has been suggested this dessert was created in…   read more of “Recipe: Kiwi and…”

Culinary Arts Center: Meet New Zealand Chef Phillip Kraal

Culinary Arts Center: Meet New Zealand Chef Phillip Kraal

If you want to learn how to make authentic food from Australia and New Zealand, join us on Volendam’s Nov. 23, 2013, Great Barrier Reef voyage where television personality and New Zealand Chef Phillip Kraal is scheduled to be onboard as part of the Culinary Arts Center program. This will be Kraal’s fifth cruise with…   read more of “Culinary Arts…”