A castle is defined as “a large building or group of buildings fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and in many cases a moat,” but what that definition fails to mention is the absolute beauty that some of these buildings still exude today.
Seattle, Wash., April 29, 2014 — From winter 2014 through spring 2015, Holland America Line will have two ships exploring the mysteries and wonders of the Far East. The 1,432-passenger ms Volendam will sail a series of 14- to 17-day cruises and nonrepeating itineraries, while the 1,404-passenger ms Rotterdam takes an epic 90-day “Passage to the Far East” journey.
The Mediterranean has become an increasingly popular cruising destination, and Holland America Line’s 55-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in 2015 aboard ms Prinsendam offers guests a chance to get to know this region in one dream vacation.
Holland America Line carefully crafts each itinerary, and every season it’s exciting to add new ports of call to enrich cruises in destinations around the world.
Seattle, Wash., April 24, 2014 — The Gastronomy Club Wien and the Chamber of Commerce in Austria presented Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin with the “Golden Cloche” award. In cooperation with The Austrian Cooks’ Association, Gastronomy Club Wien honored Sodamin during the Gala Night of Gastronomy 2014 at the Orangery in Vienna.
This Saturday, April 26, is King’s Day in the Netherlands. King’s Day is the biggest national event in the country, and everything and everyone turns orange to celebrate.
There’s something unbelievably special about cruising around Africa. For many it is a once in a lifetime event.
Seattle, Wash., April 23, 2014 — For the third consecutive year, Holland America Line, together with sister line Seabourn, was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think-tank.