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Nieuw Statendam Reaches Milestone and Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Nieuw Statendam Reaches Milestone and Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Nieuw Statendam returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy Wednesday, Aug. 22, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the coast. Nieuw Statendam left Marghera Aug. 10 and performed the first set of sea trials over two days before going into dry dock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard, where the trial’s data was reviewed…   read more of “Nieuw Statendam…”

‘The Seattle Times’ Goes Behind the Scenes on Eurodam to Experience a Turnaround Day in Seattle

‘The Seattle Times’ Goes Behind the Scenes on Eurodam to Experience a Turnaround Day in Seattle

Staff writer Derek Hall of The Seattle Times recently went behind the scenes on Eurodam at the Port of Seattle to uncover what makes a successful seven-night Holland America Line cruise. Read some excerpts from his article and then see it in its entirety on The Seattle Times website. For Crew of 2,100-Passenger Cruise Ship,…   read more of “‘The Seattle…”

Why Specialty Dining is An Exceptional Value

Why Specialty Dining is An Exceptional Value

From gourmet Dive-In burgers and made-to-order New York Pizza to extensive options in the Dining Room and Lido Market, Holland America Line has long been recognized for its amazingly delicious cuisine that’s included in your cruise fare. But what also makes a Holland America Line cruise even more exceptional is the wide range of specialty…   read more of “Why Specialty…”

Five EXC Tours That Allow Cruise Guests To Pay-It-Forward & Celebrate #WorldHumanitarianDay

Five EXC Tours That Allow Cruise Guests To Pay-It-Forward & Celebrate #WorldHumanitarianDay

World Humanitarian Day is observed annually Aug. 19 to pay tribute to the inspirational aid workers who risk their lives every day in the name of humanitarian services, as well as to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. In honor of this special day, we’re sharing five EXC Tours that allow…   read more of “Five EXC Tours That…”

O, The Oprah Magazine ‘Adventure of Your Life Cruise’ to the Caribbean in October to Feature Editors and Inspiring Leaders

O, The Oprah Magazine ‘Adventure of Your Life Cruise’ to the Caribbean in October to Feature Editors and Inspiring Leaders

When Holland America Line’s O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise sets sail for the Caribbean Oct. 28, 2018, aboard Nieuw Amsterdam, guests are in for an inspiring week with some of the magazine’s editors and world’s leading visionaries. Senior Editor Molly Simms and Beauty Director Brian Underwood from O, The Oprah Magazine…   read more of “O, The Oprah…”

Half Moon Cay Fact & Lore: A Natural Place

Half Moon Cay Fact & Lore: A Natural Place

Did you know that as part of the sale agreement, Holland America Line promised to maintain the vast majority of Half Moon Cay as a nature preserve and wild bird sanctuary? This wild area is of “extreme importance” as a bird sanctuary, especially for nesting seabirds, according to leading Bahamian conservationists. The lagoon is an…   read more of “Half Moon Cay Fact…”

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Unique Lighthouses You Can Visit on a Holland America Line Cruise

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Unique Lighthouses You Can Visit on a Holland America Line Cruise

August 7 marks National Lighthouse Day — a day honoring the beacon of light that, for hundreds of years, served as a symbol of safety and security for ships and boats all over the world. Whether it’s their historical wonder or picturesque appeal, lighthouses continue to draw tourists from all over the world to their…   read more of “It’s…”