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Cruising to the Castles of Europe

Cruising to the Castles of Europe

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.

Two Holland America Line Ships Return to Asia for 2014-15 Season

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.

Explore 35 Ports on the Grand Mediterranean Voyage

Explore 35 Ports on the Grand Mediterranean Voyage

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.

Six Maiden Calls Highlight European Cruise Season

Six Maiden Calls Highlight European Cruise Season

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.

Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin Honored with ‘Golden Cloche’ Award in Austria

Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin Honored with ‘Golden Cloche’ Award in Austria

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.