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  • Post: Australia’s Kookaburras and Hockeyroos cruise into 2023 with Holland America Line
    Published On: Jan 08, 2023|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 1303|

    At Holland America Line, we have a world-class team that’s passionate about bringing people together to make unforgettable memories. And we love partnering with others who feel the same way. That’s why we’re proud to announce our partnership with Australia’s flagship national field hockey teams. As a leading premium cruise line with a fleet of 11 ships that sail ...

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  • Post: Holland America Becomes First Cruise Line Certified Sustainable for Alaska Seafood by Responsible Fisheries Management
    Published On: Sep 06, 2022|Categories: Awards, What's New|Views: 603|
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    Holland America Line has been awarded Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification—making it the first cruise line to achieve this distinguished credential by serving only fresh, certified sustainable and traceable wild Alaska seafood. RFM certified all six of the cruise line’s ships that sail to Alaska following an independent audit. “Holland America Line has shared Alaska adventures with our guests ...

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  • Post: Native Cultures Come to Life
    Published On: Jul 22, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 160|
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    One of the reasons we travel the world is to show our guests indigenous cultures that continue to live on despite the advancing years. Time stands still in some of the destinations, while in others, ancient traditions have been passed down for generations. These Holland America Line shore excursions will help you connect deeply to the people and places you ...

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  • Post: Three New Dishes By Chef Ethan Stowell Showcase Commitment to Wild, Sustainable Alaska Seafood
    Published On: Jul 07, 2022|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 466|
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    Holland America Line is debuting three new dishes from Culinary Council Member Chef Ethan Stowell that were developed in alliance with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). The partnership between the two organizations is a shared commitment to serving sustainably sourced Alaska seafood on all six of our ships that sail to the Great Land. This is the first formal ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Sees a Surge in Demand for Alaska Cruising
    Published On: Jun 30, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 266|
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    With pent up demand and the U.S. Independence Day travel rush approaching, premium cruise line Holland America Line is reporting a surge in cruise interest for Alaska, experiencing the highest booking levels for Alaska cruises during the month of June since before the COVID-19 pandemic. “People are excited to travel again while reconnecting with family and friends in a meaningful ...

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  • Post: Explore the Ocean Underworld with These Five Amazing Tours
    Published On: Jun 08, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 212|
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    Today is World Oceans Day, and as a cruise line that explores the world by traveling the sea, we take pride in offering our guests the most incredible tours that allow them to become fully immersed in the vast underwater ecosystem. From swimming with sea turtles and scuba diving among the coral reefs to learning more about humpback whales, we ...

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  • Post: How Are We Celebrating 75 Years of Love for Alaska This Season?
    Published On: May 09, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 235|
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    This season in Alaska, Holland America Line is celebrating 75 years of exploring the Great Land. That is longer than it's been a state! We have an exciting season packed with special events, amazing programming and a strong focus on immersing our guests in Alaska culture, lifestyle and cuisine through authentic experiences on board and ashore. Guests won’t just cruise ...

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  • Post: TODAY Morning Show Gives 20 Deserving Moms a Holland America Line Alaska Cruise
    Published On: May 06, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 131|
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    TODAY celebrated deserving mothers this Friday, May 6 ahead of Mother’s Day, with an extra special surprise from Holland America Line. During the 8 a.m. hour, one of America’s favorite morning shows invited 20 amazing women to its iconic plaza at 30 Rockefeller to highlight and reward their many accomplishments. We’re surprising all the moms on our Plaza with a ...

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  • Post: Meet the Nine Runners-Up of the ‘Love Letters to Alaska’ Contest
    Published On: Apr 14, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 220|
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    Our "Love Letters to Alaska" contest had an incredible response, with more than 40,000 entries received from people hoping to win a cruise to Alaska. Deborah Thelwell was named the grand prize winner of a seven-day Holland America Line Alaska cruise for two in a Neptune Suite. But we also have nine runners-up who will each receive a seven-day Alaska ...

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  • Post: Meet our ‘Love Letters to Alaska’ Contest Judges
    Published On: Apr 04, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 139|
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    On Valentine's Day, Holland America Line launched a contest asking fans to pen love letters to Alaska. This year we celebrate 75 years of Alaska exploration, and the Love Letters contest is a tribute to the beloved cruising region. Thousands of people entered their thoughts on why they love Alaska or why they would like to visit Alaska. Holland America ...

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  • Post: ‘Alaska Up Close’ Programming Delivers Authentic Experiences
    Published On: Mar 14, 2022|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 200|
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    Holland America Line has been exploring Alaska since 1947, and the premium cruise line is putting 75 years of expertise into new “Alaska Up Close” programming — a 360° experience that immerses guests in The Great Land in a way that only Holland America Line can deliver. Through authentic experiences on board and ashore that focus on culture, cuisine and ...

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  • Post: Pen a ‘Love Letter’ to Alaska for the Chance to Win a Cruise
    Published On: Feb 14, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 317|

    Dear Alaska, you amaze me … Fans who declare their love for Alaska in a letter or poem can enter to win one of 10 suites, including a grand prize Neptune Suite, on a 2022 cruise to the Great Land in Holland America Line’s “Love Letters to Alaska” contest. This year, we're celebrating 75 years of Alaska exploration, and the ...

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  • Post: How to Make the Most of Your Nine Hours in Juneau
    Published On: Feb 08, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 187|

    On Holland America Line cruises to Alaska, guests have an extended evening stay in Juneau to enjoy some of the adventures that are best experienced later in the day. The ships arrive at 1 p.m. and stay until 10 p.m. With the sun setting well into the evening, you can certainly pack your day full of amazing explorations that allow ...

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  • Post: Rotterdam to Sail ‘Rotterdam Naming Celebration’ Cruise in May 2022
    Published On: Jan 28, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 243|
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    Rotterdam is set to get the royal treatment at a naming ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 30, 2022. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the ship’s godmother, carrying on a Dutch royal tradition that began in the 1920s. Rotterdam’s special seven-day “Rotterdam Naming Celebration” cruise sails roundtrip from Amsterdam, Netherlands, departing May 29 and also ...

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  • Post: Immerse Yourself in the Decadent World of Chocolate on These Tours
    Published On: Oct 28, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 152|
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    Today is National Chocolate Day, and there's no better way to honor the holiday than to celebrate all-things chocolate! Countries around the world pride themselves on their chocolate, from Belgium to Mexico. For all of you chocolate lovers out there, these shore excursions will immerse you deep in the decadent world of chocolate and leave you with a deeper understanding ...

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  • Post: Take the Shore Excursion of Your Dreams with Our Alaska Exploration Sale
    Published On: Oct 06, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 135|
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    Are you looking to chart a course to Alaska in 2022? With our Alaska Exploration Sale there's no better time to Have It All! We're back with a full Alaska season and Cruisetours to Denali and the Yukon in 2022, and with this event you can splurge on the shore excursion of your dreams. Book a 2022 Alaska cruise or ...

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  • Post: Java, Joe and Brew … These Top Tours Explore the World of Coffee
    Published On: Oct 01, 2021|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 192|
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    Cup of Joe, coffee or java, not matter what you call it there are some amazing brews produced all over the world. Today is International Coffee Day, and for all of you coffee connoisseurs Holland America Line offers some amazing tours that delve deep into the world of coffee making in ports known for producing some incredible beans. If you're ...

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  • Post: Alaska’s Beautiful Ketchikan: My Hometown
    Published On: Jun 16, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 552|
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    The one word that describes Alaska to me is “home.” I was born and raised in Ketchikan. In the early days of cruise ship visits, one of the pioneering lines was Alaska Cruise Lines, later to become Westours, Inc., which years later merged with Holland America Line. But that is another story. And all this is to say that Holland ...

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  • Post: Come Discover the ‘Adriatic Allure’ on a Cruise to Greece This Summer
    Published On: May 24, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 430|
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    Holland America Line is set to return to cruising this summer with itineraries in the gorgeous eastern Mediterranean. There's no better locale than Greece to become immersed in the culture of the region that is drenched in sun-kissed skies, azure seas and a history that stretches back to ancient times. The seven-day “Adriatic Allure” itinerary departing Sept. 5 will sail ...

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  • Post: Sun-Kissed Landscapes and Ancient Cultures Await on ‘Idyllic Greek Isles’ Cruises
    Published On: May 10, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 382|
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    The wait is nearly over, and we can't wait to get back to cruising this summer. Beginning in August, our return kicks off with some incredible itineraries that weave throughout the gorgeous Greek isles. Greece remains a top pick for travelers looking for a magical and memorable vacation thanks to the islands' stunning landscapes, dramatic ruins and fresh-from-the-sea cuisine. If ...

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  • Post: Rotterdam Successfully Sails Through Sea Trials in Italy
    Published On: May 07, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 162|
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    It was smooth seas and fair winds for Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, which returned in the evening of May 6 to Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard in Italy, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the country’s Adriatic coast. Rotterdam left Marghera April 25 and performed the preliminary sea trials over two days before going into dry ...

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  • Post: Captain Timmers Shares His 5 Favorite Holland America Line Ships
    Published On: Mar 25, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 201|
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    In a recent article in World of Cruising, Captain Timmers — the first master of our new Rotterdam — shared how different Holland America Line ships have sentimental value for very different reasons. Much like our guests who often cruise on a particular ships, Captain Timmers has his favorites in our fleet. Read on to see which ships are special ...

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  • Post: World Wildlife Day: These Top 5 Tours Offer Incredible Animal Experiences
    Published On: Mar 03, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 209|
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    March 3 is designated World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. On any Holland America Line cruise, shore excursions showcase regional wildlife and flora in a variety of ways. From a natural encounter in the wild to visiting a sanctuary for rescued animals, guests seeking interactions can cuddle koala or hike thorough ...

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  • Post: Meet the Five Cancer Organizations Supported By ‘On Deck for a Cause’
    Published On: Feb 04, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 216|
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    In honor of World Cancer Day, Holland America Line is proud to introduce you to the five cancer organizations that benefit from our "On Deck for a Cause" program. When we are cruising, On Deck for a Cause invites guests to participate in a noncompetitive 5k fundraising walk on every sailing aboard each of our ships, with proceeds distributed among ...

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  • Post: Soak Up Some Vitamin Sea With Holland America Line’s 2021-2022 Caribbean Cruises
    Published On: Jan 12, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 201|
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    Beyond the balmy breezes and crystalline waters of the Caribbean, the vibrant cultures of the islands await to be discovered on a Holland America Line cruise during the 2021-2022 season. Ranging from seven to 21 days, guests will have their pick of six of the line’s premium, mid-sized ships — including Rotterdam in its debut season in the Caribbean — ...

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  • Post: Dog Sledding on a Glacier is an Unforgettable Excursion in Alaska
    Published On: Jun 26, 2019|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 189|

    As experienced cruisers with hundreds of days on water, we often encounter want-to-be cruisers who ask where they should go. Alaska is our go-to answer. Though we’ve explored Alaska several times, every visit reveals something new. Before our voyage last year on the Westerdam, friends and colleagues offered some well-heeled advice: take a flight and go dog sledding. We were ...

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  • Post: HAL Wins Eight Porthole Cruise Magazine 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards
    Published On: Nov 07, 2017|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 129|

    Holland America Line dominated Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards with eight honors. Readers from Porthole, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications, recognized Holland America Line in areas that covered everything from destinations to onboard and shoreside experiences. The awards include Best Canada/New England and Northern Europe Itineraries; Best Shore Excursions; Best Spa Facilities; Most Eco-Friendly ...

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  • Post: Journeys Ashore Spotlight: ‘Cabo San Lucas Ziplining Adventure’ Truly Is an Adventure
    Published On: Nov 18, 2016|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 181|

    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 like an adrenaline rush in ...

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  • Post: Moose, Bears & Caribou, Oh My! Getting to Know ‘The Big Five’ Animals of Alaska
    Published On: Oct 28, 2016|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1029|

    While the Alaska cruise season is coming to a close, we're sure you're already dreaming of booking your Alaska adventure for 2017. After all, Holland America Line is celebrating our 70th year in The Last Frontier next year so it's the perfect time to go. One of the highlights of every Alaska cruise is the wildlife. Not only can you ...

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  • Post: Meet Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford
    Published On: Jul 15, 2015|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 300|

    Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford has spent his working life leading human resources teams for various companies, so it’s not surprising to hear him say, “People are our most important asset.” How Ashford intends to leverage employees’ strengths to propel Holland America Line into the future is the topic of an interview he conducted recently with Seatrade Cruise News. ...

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  • Post: South Pacific 101: Cruise Through Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia
    Published On: Apr 13, 2015|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 517|

    You've booked a Holland America Line cruise to the South Pacific ... or you're thinking about it. You've read the itineraries pronouncing the tropical island names as you imagine yourself sunbathing in a tiki hut over sparkling waters and drinking from a coconut. With more than 20,000 islands, 35 million inhabitants and 28 official languages, each of Oceania's islands is ...

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  • Post: Alaska Season is Underway, So Let’s Get Packing
    Published On: May 13, 2014|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 558|

    The wait is over! Holland America Line ships are back in Alaska for a full season of cruising to some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the state. …

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  • Post: Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-Free Cruise Cuisine Makes a Splash
    Published On: Apr 03, 2014|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 1154|

    Food is a passion for many people, and a cruise presents an array of opportunities to dine on some of the finest cuisine in the world. …

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  • Post: Hollywood Hawaii: Movies & Waterfalls
    Published On: Nov 08, 2013|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 307|

    Some of Hollywood's most legendary films were shot on location on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Guests looking to explore those sites and feel like they are in the movie themselves can take the "Hollywood Hawaii: Movies & Waterfalls" tour. This special excursion is ideal for movie buffs, as well as those who simply want to experience the beauty ...

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  • Post: Calving: Breakaways in Glacier Bay
    Published On: Aug 22, 2013|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 182|

    Photo courtesy of Controller Yono Sudarto. Alaska: the last frontier. The untouched quality of Alaskan wilderness lends itself to a sense of adventure and exciting natural occasions. Alaska Inside Passage cruises offer guests incredible views of one of the most exciting natural attractions in the state, glacier calving. Glacier calving is a natural event that occurs when large ...

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  • Post: Rafting Down the Nenana River
    Published On: Aug 09, 2011|Categories: Activities|Views: 136|

    Holland America Line’s Director of Public Relations Erik Elvejord recently participated in the land-portion of a CruiseTour that visits Denali National Park in Alaska and sent us these cool photos. On Sunday, July 24, I headed out for an early morning paddle rafting trip on the Nenana River, one of the optional tours offered on CruiseTours that include Denali National ...

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  • Post: Eurodam Crew Tour Bacardi Rum Factory
    Published On: Feb 15, 2011|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 329|

    Recently during a call to San Juan, Puerto Rico, some of our talented beverage personnel took a tour out to the Bacardi Rum factory during the San Juan City Tour and Bacardi Distillery excursion. They toured inside the distillery and learned some informative facts about the history of rum and other rum production details. All who participated found it very ...

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