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Lookbook: What is Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center All About?

Lookbook: What is Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center All About?

While many of you are certainly aware of Holland America Line’s award-winning Culinary Arts Centers onboard, did you know that on Koningsdam the experience is taken to a whole new level as a dining venue? While all of the ships feature Culinary Arts Center programming and a show kitchen for cooking demonstrations, hands-on classes and…   read more of “Lookbook: What is…”

Rudi’s Pumpkin, Pecan & Apple Pie Recipes — A Delicious Thanksgiving Tradition

Rudi’s Pumpkin, Pecan & Apple Pie Recipes — A Delicious Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving is this week in the United States, and that means in households across the country family and friends will gather together to celebrate the holiday and indulge in an epic meal. More often than not, that meal concludes with a Thanksgiving staple: pie. Whether it’s pumpkin, pecan, apple or another kind, millions of people…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Journeys Ashore Spotlight: ‘Cabo San Lucas Ziplining Adventure’ Truly Is an Adventure

Journeys Ashore Spotlight: ‘Cabo San Lucas Ziplining Adventure’ Truly Is an Adventure

Holland America Line asked Guest Roland if he would send in an article about his recent Journeys Ashore experience in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on his recent Westerdam cruise, and he was more than happy to oblige! Roland took the “Cabo San Lucas Ziplining Adventure” and it certainly is a great option for guests who…   read more of “Journeys Ashore…”

Why Choose HAL? Readers of Porthole Name Holland America Line Tops in Nine Categories

Why Choose HAL? Readers of Porthole Name Holland America Line Tops in Nine Categories

With nine top honors Holland America Line once again dominated the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications. The awards include Best Alaska, Canada/New England, Asia/Pacific and Northern Europe Itineraries; Most Eco-Friendly Line; Best Shore Excursions; Best Medical Facilities; Best Facilities for Guests with Disabilities;…   read more of “Why Choose HAL?…”

News Release: Holland America Line Wins Alyeska Award from the Alaska Tourism Industry Association for the Company’s New Denali Square Complex

News Release: Holland America Line Wins Alyeska Award from the Alaska Tourism Industry Association for the Company’s New Denali Square Complex

Holland America Line was presented with an Alyeska Award by the Alaska Tourism Industry Association for the cruise line’s new Denali Square complex in the heart of McKinley Chalet Resort. Bill Fletcher, Holland America Line’s director of Alaska sales, marketing and planning, accepted the award at ATIA’s annual banquet in Anchorage, Alaska.

Looking to Visit South Africa? Check out the 2018 113-Day Grand World Voyage

Looking to Visit South Africa? Check out the 2018 113-Day Grand World Voyage

Every year, Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam embarks on an epic Grand World Voyage that circles the globe. Sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the journey’s typically take a westwardly route through the Panama Canal and last for more than 100 days. Holland America Line takes great pride in making each Grand World Voyage unique…   read more of “Looking to Visit…”

News Release: Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Honored with Bethune-Cookman University Leadership Award

News Release: Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Honored with Bethune-Cookman University Leadership Award

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford was honored by Bethune-Cookman University at the fourth annual Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala in Daytona Beach, Florida, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2016. Ashford, who received the Leadership Award, was recognized for his dedication and continuous contribution to education and the community.