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Say Hello to Denali on an Alaska Land+Sea Journey with Holland America Line

Say Hello to Denali on an Alaska Land+Sea Journey with Holland America Line

It’s one of the most majestic places on earth with a juxtaposition of sights and sounds — from glistening glaciers to blooming sunflowers, from orcas and seals to caribou and black bears. Alaska might be called the Last Frontier, but for many travelers it’s first on their bucket list. Combine an Alaska cruise that gives…   read more of “Say Hello to Denali…”

Five Prinsendam Cruises That Sail an Unusual Course to Incredible Locales

Five Prinsendam Cruises That Sail an Unusual Course to Incredible Locales

Holland America Line cruises circle the globe visiting all seven continents. From the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, Alaska to Australia, the ships explore every major destination. While ports like Sydney, Australia; Venice, Italy; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are well-known cruise calls, did you know there are many destinations we visit that are “off the…   read more of “Five Prinsendam…”

Cruise Diary from a Collectors’ Voyage: Following the Footsteps of the Vikings

Cruise Diary from a Collectors’ Voyage: Following the Footsteps of the Vikings

Holland America Line Mariners and frequent cruisers Jan and Dick Yetke set sail July 25 on Veendam’s “Voyage of the Vikings” Collectors’ Voyage that cruises from Boston, Massachusetts, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and back. Collectors’ Voyages combine back-to-back itineraries into one, longer cruise, and this is one of our most popular. Come along with Jan…   read more of “Cruise Diary from a…”

Are Seeing Penguins on Your Bucket List? Take These Tours Down South

Are Seeing Penguins on Your Bucket List? Take These Tours Down South

Holland America Line cruises travel all over the world, and some of the most unique and exciting shore excursions are the many wildlife tours highlighting native species unique to an area. If you’re cruising to South America or Australia and New Zealand, keep your eyes peeled for an adorable little bird unique to the South…   read more of “Are Seeing Penguins…”

Caribbean Cruise Spotlight: Private Oasis is a Personal Sanctuary on Half Moon Cay

Caribbean Cruise Spotlight: Private Oasis is a Personal Sanctuary on Half Moon Cay

Half Moon Cay is Holland America Line’s number-one-rated port on Caribbean cruises. This idyllic destination features everything you would expect in paradise: crystalline waters, powdery beaches and an endless array of activities. From snorkeling and kayaking to horse-back riding for those who want to get moving and beach chairs for those who want to relax,…   read more of “Caribbean Cruise…”

Theme Cruises Finale: Join Pro Tony Dovolani on ‘DWTS: At Sea’ in Jan. 2016

Theme Cruises Finale: Join Pro Tony Dovolani on ‘DWTS: At Sea’ in Jan. 2016

Why should you cruise on the final two “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises? In addition to the dazzling performances, fantastic costumes, up-close encounters with the show’s stars and the hilariously antics of Carson Kressley, there’s a new addition to the featured talent: Dance Professional Tony Dovolani! In addition to Tony and Carson,…   read more of “Theme Cruises…”

Two Epic Cruises: Volendam’s South Pacific Crossing and Australia Circumnavigation

Two Epic Cruises: Volendam’s South Pacific Crossing and Australia Circumnavigation

It’s not often that a cruise circumnavigates an entire continent visiting some of the top bucket list destinations in the world. And when that journey could also include an exciting adventure across the Pacific Ocean to some of the most gorgeous islands in the world, there’s no other itinerary that should top the list of…   read more of “Two Epic Cruises:…”