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  • Post: ‘Samantha Brown’s Places to Love’ on PBS Showcases Holland America Line in Alaska
    Published On: Dec 19, 2022|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 3221|

    Celebrated travel expert Samantha Brown doesn’t just know where to travel, she knows how to get there. Holland America Line is partnering with Samantha to show off the splendors of Alaska on her hit PBS show “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love,” and next summer she’s hosting a cruise to Norway aboard our newest ship, Rotterdam. Holland ...

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  • Post: Volendam Concludes Charter in Rotterdam and Prepares to Cruise
    Published On: Sep 14, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 330|
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    Holland America Line’s Volendam departed Rotterdam today, completing a charter with the city and the government of the Netherlands that began in April. For the past six months, the ship has been home to families from Ukraine who fled the war there. Over the past several weeks, the families have been resettling with relatives or moving to more permanent accommodations ...

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  • Post: New ‘Culinary Cruises’ Feature Celebrity Culinary Council Chefs
    Published On: Aug 31, 2022|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 581|
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    Foodies and culinary novices alike, who are ready for a gastronomic adventure can set sail on a Holland America Line “Culinary Cruise” in 2022 with a member from the line’s Culinary Council. The celebrity chefs will share their expertise and secrets on everything from the correct way to make a sushi roll and how to perfectly temper chocolate to preparing ...

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  • Post: Experience the Best Beers Around the World
    Published On: Aug 05, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 154|
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    Today is International Beer Day, and Holland America Line has expertly crafted shore excursions around the world that show off the best brews — from Japan to Australia, Belgium to Oregon. The names you know like Guinness take center stage, but those who love the beverage will take delight in learning about the lesser known craft beers and local breweries ...

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  • Post: Native Cultures Come to Life
    Published On: Jul 22, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 171|
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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: Additional 150th Anniversary Plans Announced
    Published On: Jul 14, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 249|
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    On April 18, 2023, Holland America Line is celebrating its 150th Anniversary — making it one of the longest-operating travel companies in the world. To commemorate the milestone, the cruise line is planning special events and activities, including two commemorative transatlantic crossings. Today, the April 3, 2023, crossing opens for booking, while the Oct. 15, 2022, departure has limited space ...

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  • Post: Rotterdam’s Naming Ceremony Was a Royal Affair
    Published On: May 30, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 6071|
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    It's official! While Rotterdam has been cruising since the fall, today in the city of Rotterdam we formally welcomed her as the flagship of our fleet in an affair fit for a royal! Following a tradition that started in the 1920s, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands christened the ship in a ceremony attended by local dignitaries and ...

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  • Post: Alaska’s Rich Culture Comes to Life in Ketchikan
    Published On: Apr 29, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 253|
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    Alaska's "First City" of Ketchikan is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain. A highlight of every Alaska cruise, Ketchikan gives the perfect glimpse into the cultures ...

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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: 230|
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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: 146|
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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: 220|
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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: 347|

    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: The Perks of Holland America Line’s Mariner Society Loyalty Program
    Published On: Dec 02, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 3608|
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    Since the inception of Holland America Line's Mariner Society loyalty program, it has evolved from a recognition cocktail party to a comprehensive program with Star levels featuring some wonderful benefits. All Mariners (past guests of Holland America Line) are enrolled automatically and will receive benefits starting with their second cruise! Holland America Line recently launched a NEW Mariner Early Booking ...

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  • Post: Eastern, Western, Southern and Tropical Caribbean Cruises: What’s the Difference?
    Published On: Nov 19, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 965|

    Imagine a perfect tropical island. Does it include lush volcanic peaks rising dramatically above the sea? Or maybe a palm-fringed beach with crystal-clear water? Whatever your ideal island escape looks like, you are likely to find it in the Caribbean. The warm waters are host to some 7,000 different islands belonging to 28 nations. It is a varied lot in ...

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  • Post: Rotterdam Features World-Class Floating Art Gallery Valued at Over $4.1 Million
    Published On: Nov 04, 2021|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 364|
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    Holland America Line ships have long been regarded as floating art galleries for their extensive collections of museum-quality pieces. Rotterdam is no exception, and guests are in for a visually rewarding journey with some of the most thought-provoking, striking and bold pieces in the fleet — including historical works and memorabilia from beloved previous sister ships. Rotterdam’s art collection is ...

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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: 165|
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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: These Shore Excursions Allow You to Bring Out Your Inner Artist
    Published On: Oct 25, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 161|
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    Today is International Artists Day, and Holland America Line takes great pride in the art collections we have on board our ships. The museum-quality pieces are admired for their unique mediums and stunning depictions of everything from nature to music. If you want to channel your own inner artists, we also feature shore excursions in ports around the world that ...

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  • Post: Top 5 Hidden Gems You Must Visit on a Mediterranean Cruise
    Published On: Jun 07, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 426|
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    When Eurodam sets sail in the Mediterranean this summer, the ship will visit an impressive collection of ports throughout the region. From weeklong explorations to more in-depth 12-day voyages, the ship will explore several countries and the ports that showcase the culture and customs of each locale. While guests are eager to visit well-known destinations like Athens, Venice, Mykonos and ...

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  • Post: Journey to the Land of ‘Ancient Wonders’ This Summer on a Cruise to Greece
    Published On: May 13, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 398|
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    This summer, Eurodam will offer three incredible Greece itineraries beginning in August. In addition to "Idyllic Greek Isles", the ship will cruise on an “Ancient Wonders” itinerary departing Aug. 22. Not only will Eurodam visit Náfplion, Mykonos and Rhodes in Greece, but it also will explore Haifa, Israel. Read on to see what makes these gorgeous ports some of the ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Celebrates 148th Anniversary
    Published On: Apr 16, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 255|
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    As Holland America Line moves closer to the 150th Anniversary of our founding in 2023, this past year has taught us the importance of celebrating the smallest of milestones. So, we’re proudly commemorating our 148th Anniversary Sunday, April 18, 2021. As one of the longest-serving and most experienced cruise lines in the world, Holland America Line has grown into an ...

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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: 151|
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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: Celebrate the Arrival of Spring With These Five Off-The-Beaten-Path Garden Tours
    Published On: Mar 19, 2021|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 184|
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    Spring has sprung, and in many parts of the world flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and temperatures are rising. We know this isn't the case for everyone! There's still snow on the ground in some locales, and others are seeing summer weather. But tomorrow is officially the first day of spring, and we're celebrating the start of a new ...

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  • Post: You Can Still Experience Alaska This Summer with Holland America Line Land Vacations
    Published On: Mar 04, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, When to Travel|Views: 310|

    For those ready to travel again, there’s no better place to start than Alaska, offering opportunities for travelers to see glaciers up close, spot bucket-list wildlife, explore national parks and see Denali – North America’s tallest mountain. This summer, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises offer many ways for travelers to experience Alaska through Gray Line Alaska, Princess Alaska Lodges ...

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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: 129|
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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: Holland America Line Celebrates 75 Years in Alaska in 2022
    Published On: Jan 15, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 1548|
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    In 2022 Holland America Line is celebrating 75 years of Alaska exploration — longer than any other cruise line — and bookings are now open for its award-winning cruises and Land+Sea Journeys. Throughout the decades, the premium brand has cultivated its knowledge to create perfectly crafted Alaska adventures that offer travelers preferred access, exclusive overland transportation and immersive onboard experiences ...

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  • Post: Six Holland America Line Ships Offer Award-Winning Alaska and Glacier Bay Cruises in 2021
    Published On: Oct 21, 2020|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 849|

    If you're missing Alaska as much as we are, it's time to start planning your Alaska getaway for 2021. We're offering a full season of cruises and Land+Sea Journeys that showcase our more-than 70 years of experience, insider knowledge and preferred access. From April through September, six Holland America Line ships will take guests on authentic Alaska experiences throughout the ...

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  • Post: ‘Top Chef’ Winner Kristen Kish Joins Holland America Line’s Award-Winning Culinary Council
    Published On: Oct 15, 2019|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 160|

    Holland America Line is adding “Top Chef” season 10 winner and acclaimed restaurateur Kristen Kish to its award-winning Culinary Council — a collection of elite, international celebrity chefs who bring global influence to dining experiences across the fleet. Kish’s playful yet refined cuisine will be featured on the menus in the Dining Room, showcasing French and Italian traditions with a ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Turns Up the Heat with Five New America’s Test Kitchen Cooking Shows for 2019
    Published On: Jan 18, 2019|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 219|

    From foodie newbies to seasoned cooks, Holland America Line is encouraging guests to embrace their love of cooking alongside the experts at America’s Test Kitchen with five new shows starting this month. The new 45-minute presentations — covering everything from tacos and takeout to dinner for two and sweet treats — join the 14 current shows and feature a mix ...

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  • Post: Explore Under the Sea Without Getting Wet on a Submarine Shore Excursion
    Published On: Oct 14, 2016|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 276|

    Holland America Line offers thousands of Journeys Ashore appealing to a wide variety of interests. Whether you seek active and adventurous or cultural and calm, we showcase some of the best sites and activities at each port. While there can be much to see on land, a tour that takes you below the surface without getting wet makes for a ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Announces New Partnership with America’s Test Kitchen
    Published On: Sep 20, 2016|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 280|

    Holland America Line is turning its culinary programming up a notch with the introduction of dynamic shipboard cooking shows produced in partnership with the long-running public television show America’s Test Kitchen, the most popular how-to-cook show on TV. Holland America Line is a sponsor of America’s Test Kitchen on public television, and is proud to make this experience possible at ...

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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: 666|

    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: 635|

    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: Caribbean: Eastern vs. Western vs. Southern. Which Cruise Is Best For You?
    Published On: Mar 16, 2015|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1017|

    Travelers new to cruising might not know that the Caribbean presents itself in very different ways. There are several common options -- from the ease of the eastern Caribbean to the adventure of the western and exotic charm of the southern Caribbean, each itinerary has its own characteristics. Comparing and contrasting these destinations can give you an idea of what ...

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  • Post: Cruise Bookings Open for ms Koningsdam with Family & Solo Staterooms
    Published On: Dec 01, 2014|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 1448|

    Guests can now make bookings for the highly anticipated Premiere Voyage and Premiere Sailings of Holland America’s Line’s ms Koningsdam, due for delivery in February 2016. Open for reservations today, Dec. 1, the first sailings of the line’s new flagship will be one seven-day cruise followed by a series of six 12-day itineraries throughout the Mediterranean.   “Since Holland America ...

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  • Post: New Pool Table for Eurodam’s Crew
    Published On: May 25, 2012|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 330|

    Here are pictures of the latest addition to Eurodam's Crew Bar -- a new pool table! We received the final pieces upon our arrival to Madeira. The first game and table commissioning was hosted by Captain Jeroen van Donselaar and Assistant Culinary Operations Manager Paul Kerr. Since the commissioning it has been non-stop games! The movement of the ship has ...

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