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News Release: Holland America Line Redefines Destination Immersion with Launch of ‘Explorations Central’

News Release:  Holland America Line Redefines Destination Immersion with Launch of ‘Explorations Central’

Holland America Line is amplifying its destination immersion experiences with the launch of Explorations Central, or EXC, as it will be called. The multifaceted EXC experience combines a wide array of indispensable travel resources with enrichment opportunities for guests that make their travel experience more engaging, vivid and meaningful.

Pack Your Bags for an 80-Day Grand Voyage to Asia and the Pacific in 2017

Pack Your Bags for an 80-Day Grand Voyage to Asia and the Pacific in 2017

If Australia and the Far East top your list of locales to visit, then it’s time to take a look at the 2017 Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage. This 80-Day cruise is the ideal combination of exotic destinations, some of the most popular capital cities, gorgeous islands, overnight calls and relaxing days at sea. Imaging…   read more of “Pack Your Bags for…”

Holiday Recipes: Latkes with Carrot Puree and Pumpkin Pie with Pecan & Walnut Topping

Holiday Recipes: Latkes with Carrot Puree and Pumpkin Pie with Pecan & Walnut Topping

One of the things we do best at Holland America Line is serve up exception cuisine. From our main dining room to alternative choices including Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind and Sel de Mer, our guests go home with new experiences and happy palates. For the holidays we enjoy bringing our recipes to your kitchens, and nothing…   read more of “Holiday Recipes:…”

Drink Recipes: Dale DeGroff’s Holiday Cocktails Are Sure to Make Your Spirits Bright

Drink Recipes: Dale DeGroff’s Holiday Cocktails Are Sure to Make Your Spirits Bright

Whether you’re having a holiday party or not, it’s always fun to have some specialty cocktails on-hand to serve to friends, family or yourself this time of year! We enlisted our Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff to show us how to make some of his signature must-have holiday drinks, and these certainly won’t disappoint! Enjoy these…   read more of “Drink Recipes: Dale…”

Launch of ‘Explorations Central’ Onboard Redefines Destination Immersion

Launch of ‘Explorations Central’ Onboard Redefines Destination Immersion

Holland America Line is amplifying its destination immersion experiences with the launch of Explorations Central, or EXC, as it will be called. The multifaceted EXC experience combines a wide array of indispensable travel resources with enrichment opportunities for guests that make their travel experience more engaging, vivid and meaningful. If you’d like to watch a…   read more of “Launch of…”

Looking to Escape the Chill? St. Martin is the Caribbean’s Answer to the Côte d’Azur

Looking to Escape the Chill? St. Martin is the Caribbean’s Answer to the Côte d’Azur

If the snow is starting to blanket the ground where you live and the winter chill is moving in, now is the perfect time to start dreaming about the golden beaches, azure skies and balmy breezes of the Caribbean. Fortunately Holland America Line has several ships plying the warm waters of the region for the…   read more of “Looking to Escape…”

Four Reasons Why An Antarctica Cruise Should Top Your Bucket List

Four Reasons Why An Antarctica Cruise Should Top Your Bucket List

A Holland America Line cruise to Antarctica, the most remote continent in the world, is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure filled with more breathtaking moments than you could ever imagine. From penguins gliding across the ice to imposing glaciers that can be seen above and below water, Antarctica is a must-do on every avid traveler’s bucket list….   read more of “Four Reasons Why An…”