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  • Post: Holland America Line Named Official Cruise Line of Professional Pickleball Association
    Published On: Dec 19, 2022|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 7238|

    Holland America Line is upping our game thanks to an exciting new partnership with the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Imagine a pickleball court where the vast ocean or an Alaskan glacier is the backdrop for your match. As the exclusive Official Cruise Line of the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA), that’s what you can find on Holland America ...

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  • Post: Not Home for the Holidays
    Published On: Oct 12, 2022|Categories: Travel Inspiration, When to Travel|Views: 1597|
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    On a cruise over the holidays, reconnect with loved ones and rejuvenate yourself. Spend time lazing by the pool while we prepare a holiday feast. Explore sun-drenched ports while we make the ship clean and tidy for the celebrations. Admire the gingerbread villages, mistletoe and ornament-adorned trees around the ship, all while enjoying daytime enrichment and nightly entertainment. Worried your ...

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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: 290|
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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: Our Cruisers Offer Their Best Advice for Experiencing Alaska
    Published On: Jan 18, 2022|Categories: Preparations|Views: 1478|

    No one knows the ins and outs of Alaska better than our guests who have been there, done that ... many more than once! As we look to celebrate our 75th year exploring Alaska in 2022, we have an exciting season of cruises and Cruisetours that take you to the must-see places and hidden gems of this most gorgeous region. ...

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  • Post: Five New Year’s Resolutions You Can Check Off on a Cruise
    Published On: Jan 11, 2022|Categories: Cruise Planning|Views: 713|
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    A new year brings new resolutions. Will you try something new, reevaluate your health, make a life change or, make "me time" a priority? Travel allows you accomplish many of your goals, while also having a great time. In fact, travel might be your resolution for 2022. Here are five resolutions that you can check off while on a Holland ...

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  • Post: Culinary Council Recipe: Chef Rudi’s Classic Pumpkin Pie
    Published On: Nov 24, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 345|
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    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 will satisfy their sweet tooth ...

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  • Post: It’s Canada Day! Explore the Country on These Unique Shore Excursions
    Published On: Jul 01, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 147|
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    It's Canada Day, and to celebrate our friends to the north we're highlighting these incredible sites that guests can witness on a Holland America Line cruise to Canada & New England. Here's wishing all of our fans, colleagues and friends a wonderful Canada Day! QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC UNESCO Heritage Sites Discover the European charm and character of the first French ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line is Restarting Alaska Cruising in July
    Published On: May 20, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 463|
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    The wait is over! Travelers looking to head to Alaska this summer will get the chance on a Holland America Line cruise starting in July. We are ready to set sail on roundtrip from Seattle, Washington, itineraries aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. The seven-day “Alaskan Explorer” itinerary calls at Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan. Scenic cruising in Alaska’s iconic locales ...

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  • Post: Happy Mother’s Day to Our Cruising Moms
    Published On: May 08, 2021|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 188|
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    Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms and like-a-moms out there celebrating tomorrow. To honor the special moms in our lives, we asked our Facebook fans to post their favorite photos and memories of cruising with their mom, kids or a mother figure. We received some amazing photos and wonderful stories, and we're sharing a selection. Thank you for ...

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  • Post: Celebrating King’s Day with Orange Party Memories
    Published On: Apr 27, 2021|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 926|
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    April 27 is King’s Day in the Netherlands, a traditional holiday held each year to honor the birthday of the reigning Dutch monarch. At Holland America Line, we take great joy in celebrating King’s Day each year given our roots in the Netherlands and ties to its royal family. In recognition of this, King’s Day is celebrated across our fleet. ...

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  • Post: ‘Have It All’ Inclusive Fare Introduces a New Way to Cruise with Holland America Line
    Published On: Apr 21, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 6266|

    We are excited to announce a new way to cruise with Holland America Line. Introducing "Have It All" — a premium package that allows travelers to get everything they want in one simple fare. Guests who book with “Have It All” receive four popular amenities included in their cruise: shore excursions, beverages, specialty dining and Wi-Fi. Available year-round on all ...

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  • Post: Top 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your First Day On Board
    Published On: Apr 13, 2021|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 669|

    You’ve been counting down the days until your Holland America Line cruise and the day has finally arrived! Filled with overwhelming excitement and anticipation, you may be wondering ... “What should I do first?” The first day of your cruise is one of the most important, as it sets the tone for the rest of your vacation. We’ve compiled a ...

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  • Post: Sea of Glamour: Guest Spotlight on Kandes Bregman
    Published On: Mar 23, 2021|Categories: Life on Board, What's New|Views: 160|
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    Paul Thornton, author of “The Joy of Cruising”, has a new book out called “Cruising Interrupted”, and in it he features Holland America Line guest Kandes Bregman. Paul and Kandes have granted us permission to share an excerpt of Kandes' chapter to give a glimpse into her passion for cruising and Holland America Line. Enjoy the segment, and then be ...

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  • Post: Facebook Fans Share Their Most Romantic Holland America Line Cruise Stories
    Published On: Feb 12, 2021|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 137|
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    Valentine's Day is the holiday for romance, and it goes hand-in-hand with the romance of cruising. To celebrate, we asked our Facebook fans to share some of their most romantic moments on a Holland America Line cruise, and we received some beautiful stories. From milestone celebrations to weddings to meeting the love of your life, all things are possible on ...

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  • Post: Senior Staff Officers Bring More Than 80 Years of Experience to Rotterdam
    Published On: Feb 09, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 619|
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    Holland America Line has a history that spans nearly 150 years, and with that comes a depth of talented crew who will be aboard Rotterdam when the ship is delivered in July. The cruise line has appointed Staff Captain Kevin Beirnaert, Hotel Director Wessel van Oorschot, Chief Engineer Peter Massolt, Staff Chief Engineer Wim Akkerman and Environmental Officer Michael Brown ...

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  • Post: A Humanitarian Crisis: Response to Cruise Ships Stranded at Sea Tests Our Deepest Human Values
    Published On: Mar 30, 2020|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 525|

    A Humanitarian Crisis Response to Cruise Ships Stranded at Sea Tests Our Deepest Human Values By Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line The coronavirus (COVID-19) has run rampant through neighborhoods, businesses and nations, catching all us off guard. Stoked by fear of contagion, millions of people around the world are sheltering in place waiting out the storm. During a time ...

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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: 217|

    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: Drink Recipes: Dale DeGroff’s Holiday Cocktails Are Sure to Make Your Spirits Bright
    Published On: Dec 20, 2016|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 809|

    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 recipes. We're making sure you ...

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  • Post: Did You Know All of These Activities & Experiences Are Included in Your Cruise?
    Published On: Jul 08, 2016|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 708|

    Holland America Line guests are seekers, doers and wanderers. From trying new activities and learning new things to spending time doing a favorite hobby, we know our guests want to be enriched as well as inspired during their cruise. With that in mind, every day aboard a Holland America Line cruise brings a wealth of onboard events, along with the ...

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  • Post: Better Together: Savor the Perks of a Group Cruise With Holland America Line
    Published On: Feb 19, 2016|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 687|

    At Holland America Line we believe cruising is better together, and a group cruise is the perfect way to elevate your time onboard. Whether it’s a group of friends, family or coworkers, and whether you call them your crew, your squad or your entourage, there are plenty of perks to traveling with them … and you can start to enjoy ...

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  • Post: Cruise Diary: Teens’ Eye on Alaska
    Published On: Mar 07, 2014|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 323|

    Alaska is scenic, full of history, offers plenty of nature adventures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences … making it the perfect cruise destination for a family vacation. …

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  • Post: Top 10 Things to Bring on a Caribbean Cruise
    Published On: Sep 20, 2013|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 651|

    We asked Holland America Line Facebook fans to share their “must-haves” when they go on a cruise. Here are the Top 10 responses, along with some other great ideas and unusual suggestions. Is there something not on these lists that you always bring with you? Let us know in the comments below! Family and friends are tops when it ...

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  • Post: The Deadliest Catch in Ketchikan
    Published On: May 29, 2009|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 235|

    Ketchikan provided an opportunity to take the afternoon excursion on the Aleutian Ballad from the Bering Sea. We had a gorgeous day today, really a gorgeous week in Alaska, and off we sailed from our dock. The boat is owned by Dave with Steve and Kiwi giving him a hand in the workings of the tour. The boat was originally ...

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