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  • Post: Ready Set Sail Offers Pre-Paid Gratuities, Reduced Deposits and Exceptional Cruise Fares
    Published On: Apr 04, 2018|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 508|

    Travelers looking to plan ahead and book their future Holland America Line cruise vacation can take advantage of the Ready Set Sail promotion featuring pre-paid gratuities, reduced deposits and exceptional rates on nearly all of the cruise line’s worldwide itineraries. Guests who book a Holland America Line cruise by June 14, 2018, will be eligible to receive the offer, and ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Wins 29 Awards in 2022
    Published On: Jan 03, 2023|Categories: Awards, What's New|Views: 2192|

    From travel professionals and editors to the most discerning consumers and prestigious organizations, 2022 was a year of recognition for the Holland America Line team members who work hard to bring guests the best service at sea. Travel Weekly’s readers named Holland America Line the best world cruise itinerary, making it the 29th travel award received for the brand this ...

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  • Post: New York Event Kicks Off 150th Anniversary Celebrations
    Published On: Nov 30, 2022|Categories: Featured What's New, Industry, What's New|Views: 2457|
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    On Oct. 26, Rotterdam sailed into New York City near the end of its 150th Anniversary Transatlantic Crossing from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The voyage was the start of Holland America Line’s yearlong celebration of its founding 150 years ago on April 18, 1873. The crossing, which departed Oct. 15, left exactly 150 years to the day that the cruise line’s ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line is the Official Cruise Line of Washington Athletics
    Published On: Sep 09, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 290|
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    In a multi-year sponsorship agreement that coincides with the 2022-2023 football season, Holland America Line will serve as the "Official Cruise Line of Husky Athletics" for University of Washington Athletics. This marks Holland America Line's first foray into college sports and establishes an ideal relationship for two of Seattle's iconic brands. As Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line, the new relationship pairs ...

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  • Post: One Year Back to Cruising Since End of Industry-Wide Pause
    Published On: Jul 25, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 281|
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    Holland America Line’s guests and team members celebrated an important milestone this weekend, marking one full year of a return to sailing after the cruise industry pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nieuw Amsterdam was the line’s first ship back, resuming cruising July 24, 2021, in Seattle, Washington. The ship reached the one-year mark while in port in Whitter, Alaska. ...

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  • Post: Signature Recipe: Pinnacle Grill Lobster Mac & Cheese
    Published On: Jul 19, 2022|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 465|
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    One of the most popular dishes in Pinnacle Grill is the Lobster Mac & Cheese featuring Beecher's Cheese, one of our Seattle-based culinary partners. This perfect pairing melds the creamy goodness of mac & cheese with a bonus of delicious lobster, and now you can bring our kitchen home to yours with the recipe. Whether you prepare it for your ...

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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: 139|
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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: Winner Announced for ‘Love Letters to Alaska’ Contest
    Published On: Apr 14, 2022|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1465|

    On Valentine’s Day we launched a “Love Letters to Alaska” contest in celebration of our upcoming 75th anniversary season in the Great Land. More than 40,000 hopefuls submitted a personal letter professing their love for Alaska or why they would like to visit. After narrowing down the entries to the top 10, Deborah Thelwell from Phoenix, Arizona, was named 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: 204|

    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: Zuiderdam Resumes Service from Port of San Diego
    Published On: Dec 24, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 259|
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    It's been an exciting week for Holland America Line as Zuiderdam returned to service from Port of San Diego and became the cruise line's sixth ship back in service. Zuiderdam’s crew celebrated the return in holiday spirit with sleighbells ringing and Santa and his elves on hand to open embarkation and welcome guests back on board. Zuiderdam joins Koningsdam, which ...

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  • Post: Take Your Pick of Cruises Around the World on Travel Deal Tuesday
    Published On: Nov 30, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 146|
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    Today is Travel Deal Tuesday, and Holland America Line's Black Friday Sale is available on a variety of cruises around the world. Whether you're looking to explore the glaciers of Alaska, beaches of the Caribbean, ancient ruins of the Mediterranean, fjords of Norway or colorful cultures of Mexico, chances are you can get there on a Holland America Line cruise. ...

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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: 161|
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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: It’s Alaska Day! Facebook Fans Share Their Favorite Places in Alaska
    Published On: Oct 18, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 182|
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    Today is Alaska Day, and it's a day when we celebrate our deep love for the Last Frontier! Holland America Line has been exploring Alaska longer than any other major cruise line ... even longer than it's been a state. In fact, we're still the only way to see both Denali and the Yukon, combined with a cruise! Our Alaska ...

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  • Post: Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands Named Godmother of Rotterdam
    Published On: Oct 15, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 323|
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    Holland America Line announced today that when Rotterdam is named next spring, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will be the ship’s godmother, carrying on a tradition that began in the 1920s. Holland America Line’s connection to The House of Orange goes back nearly a century to Prince Hendrik launching Statendam III in 1929. Since then, members of ...

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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: 143|
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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: Five Stunning Places to Snorkel on a Holland America Cruise
    Published On: Aug 19, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 166|
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    Holland America Line takes you to some of the world’s most secluded waters — many protected in national marine sanctuaries or parks or as UNESCO World Heritage sites. These gorgeous bodies of water are perfect for watersports, including snorkeling. Snorkeling, an easy-to-learn water activity, is ideal for most ages. Simply don a snorkel, mask and fins and relax to explore ...

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  • Post: Welcome to the Fleet, Rotterdam!
    Published On: Jul 30, 2021|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 660|
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    Holland America Line took delivery of Rotterdam today, July 30, 2021, officially making it the 11th ship in the fleet. A handover ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy the evening of July 29. The ceremony was attended by the ship’s master, Captain Werner Timmers, and Cyril Tatar, Holland America Group’s vice president of newbuilding services. Giuseppe Bono, ...

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  • Post: Rudi’s Mediterranean Recipes: Greek Meatballs and Tzatziki
    Published On: May 17, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 398|
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    As we get ready to set sail for Greece this summer, our thoughts have us dreaming of the light and flavorful cuisine that awaits at each island. Not only is the food fresh and fun, it's also full of so much tradition that goes back to Ancient Greece. To get your taste buds ready to cruise, here are two incredible ...

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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: 168|
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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: Holland America Line to Restart Cruising From Greece in August
    Published On: May 05, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 243|
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    After an unprecedented pause in cruising, Holland America Line is excited to announce that we will be restarting operations this summer with sailings roundtrip from Piraeus (Athens), Greece, aboard Eurodam. Guests looking to explore the gorgeous Greek isles will have two incredible, seven-day itineraries that will be offered in August and September, plus a cruise from Piraeus to Venice, Italy, ...

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  • Post: 2022 Grand Africa Voyage is a Sweeping Expedition of Colors and Contrast
    Published On: Feb 03, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 430|
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    Africa is a continent of riches, from the rolling grasslands of the savanna to the pristine beaches of the Seychelles. Travelers on the 2022 Grand Africa Voyage aboard Zaandam are in for an experience unlike any other, and with Holland America Line at the helm it will be a memorable journey. Overnight calls in port allow for extra time to ...

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  • Post: Around the World in 127 Days on Holland America Line’s 2023 Grand World Voyage
    Published On: Jan 21, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1903|

    Holland America Line’s Grand Voyages are made for dreamers, adventurers and explorers seeking to discover new cultures and illuminating experiences. The quest for destination immersion continues with Holland America Line’s 2023 Grand World Voyage - now open for booking. There’s no better way to see the world than on a Holland America Line Grand World Voyage, recognized as the 2020 ...

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  • Post: Farewell to Maasdam: Memories from Guests and Crew
    Published On: Aug 31, 2020|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 554|

    As we prepare to say farewell to Maasdam, we asked fans on our Facebook page to share photos and memories of the ship that has been part of the Holland America Line fleet since 1993. Many of you replied, sharing your stories and photos with us. Enjoy a selection that truly shows how beloved Maasdam is to so many guests ...

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  • Post: 2022 World Cruise Opens for Booking Today
    Published On: Aug 10, 2020|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 355|

    Holland America Line is opening bookings for two of its most epic explorations: the 2022 Grand World Voyage and the 2021 Grand Africa Voyage. Guests who want to circle the globe on the 128-day odyssey can make their world cruise reservations beginning Aug. 10, while the Africa circumnavigation opened Aug. 3. Both itineraries are conveniently roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ...

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  • Post: Recipe: Two Tips for the Perfect Mac & Cheese from Beecher’s Cheese
    Published On: Jul 14, 2020|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 305|
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    Holland America Line is proudly headquartered in Seattle, and we have many partners that come from our hometown. One of our local culinary partners is Beecher's Cheese, located in heart of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. Recently, Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne visited Beecher's Cheese and spoke with founder Kurt Beecher, who gave him key tips on how to make the ...

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  • Post: Updated Statement Regarding Westerdam
    Published On: Feb 06, 2020|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 1047|

    Update: 3/4/2020 4 pm Pacific Time Holland America Line has consistently stated there was no evidence or indication of any cases or suspected cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Westerdam. All guests and crew have been reported clear of COVID-19. We believe the one “positive” result was a false-positive, as repeated testing of the guest have been negative and not a ...

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  • Post: Favorite Holland America Line Recipe: Swiss Style Muesli
    Published On: Jul 25, 2019|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 937|

    One of the most requested Holland America Line recipes is our Swiss Style Muesli that's found in Lido Market and on the menu for breakfast. This guest favorite is the perfect way to start each day, whether you're heading ashore to explore a new port or planning out your schedule for a leisurely day at sea. Now you can make ...

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  • Post: New Holland America Line Gift Cards Make It Easy to Give the Gift of Cruising for Any Occasion
    Published On: May 09, 2019|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 331|

    Looking to make Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or graduation extra special? With the new Holland America Line Gift Cards, it’s now easy and convenient to give the gift of a cruise and other memorable experiences on board. In addition to new cruise bookings, gift cards can also be applied to an existing cruise booking. Holland America Line Gift Cards offer ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Expands Denali Experience with New Guest Accommodations Featuring Junior Suites
    Published On: Jan 29, 2018|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 395|

    Holland America Line is expanding the guest experience on its award-winning Alaska Land+Sea Journeys with the addition of new guest accommodations at its Denali operation. The 99-room addition will feature the first-ever junior suites at the resort and is expected to be open for the 2019 summer Alaska cruise season. The 55 new junior suites will showcase balconies, larger living ...

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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: 141|

    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: America’s Test Kitchen Recipe: Wild Mushroom Pasta Filling and Brown Butter & Pine Nut Sauce
    Published On: Aug 24, 2017|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 411|

    Wild Mushroom Filling and Brown Butter & Pine Nut Sauce: From America’s Test Kitchen to Yours Food allows us to experience the world and bring a piece of it into our homes. Inspired by the rich, earthy flavors often found in Italian cooking, both the Wild Mushroom Filling and Brown Butter & Pine Nut Sauce can be used in any ...

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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: 769|

    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: Giddy Up For These Exciting Equestrian Shore Excursions Around the World
    Published On: Mar 11, 2016|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 173|

    Call all horse-lovers and those who just seek an adventure! Saddle up for a gallop across the globe! From the warm beaches of the Caribbean to breathtaking mountains of Iceland, Holland America Line offers many shore excursions for cruisers to go horseback riding. Whether you’re a cowboy, cowgirl or just someone looking for a little excitment, “tack up” and hold ...

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  • Post: Make the Most of Your Alaska Cruise with a Tour Package in Vancouver
    Published On: Mar 03, 2016|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 482|

    During a Holland America Line cruise to Alaska, the sights and sounds of the Last Frontier are front and center during the seven-day voyage. From interesting ports like Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan to the spectacular scenery of Glacier Bay, the Inside Passage and Tracy Arm Fjord, guests marvels at the beauty of the region. In 2016, Nieuw Amsterdam makes its ...

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  • Post: HAL’s Zuiderdam and Zaandam Rescue Crew of Sinking and Stranded Boats
    Published On: Jan 09, 2015|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 379|

    On two recent cruises, both Zuiderdam and Zaandam were called upon to assist vessels in need of assistance. At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and the closest ship in the ...

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  • Post: Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-Free Cruise Cuisine Makes a Splash
    Published On: Apr 03, 2014|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 1241|

    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: Seattle and Vancouver Pre- and Post-Cruise Packages
    Published On: Jan 29, 2014|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 748|

    During a Holland America Line cruise to Alaska, the sights and sounds of the Frontier State are front and center during the seven-day voyage. …

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  • Post: Culinary Council Recipe: Elizabeth Falkner’s Shrimp, Andouille and Grits
    Published On: Jul 22, 2013|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 349|
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    In our latest video, Elizabeth Falkner, new Culinary Council chef and Top Chef judge, prepares her delectable recipe for shrimp, andouille, and grits. For Chef Falkner, sweet shrimp, spicy andouille sausage and cheesy grits are beloved comfort foods. She offers this recipe so you can share her enjoyment. YIELD: Serves 2 INGREDIENTS: 1 piquillo or poblano chile pepper or red ...

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  • Post: Rudi Sodamin’s Bread Pudding Recipe
    Published On: May 20, 2009|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 706|

    We received this plaintive cry for help and just couldn't resist the opportunity to share a Rudi Sodamin recipe with you: We have sailed on the Westerdam before and loved the trip and the bread pudding. I know I found the recipe on line before but can't find it now. Could you tell me how to find it or e-mail ...

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