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  • Post: Transit the World’s Most Epic Engineering Marvel on Panama Canal Itineraries in 2022-23
    Published On: Sep 14, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 286|
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    The Panama Canal has been called one of humankind’s greatest engineering achievements, and for the 2022-23 cruise season four Holland America Line ships will feature itineraries that include a full transit between Atlantic and Pacific oceans. On board, guests get a front-row seat on the eight-hour daylight journey through the Panama Canal, often cited as a rite-of-passage experience by avid ...

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  • Post: The Panama Canal: 7 Pros of Cruising One of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World
    Published On: Sep 18, 2015|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 476|

    The Panama Canal is an incredible man-made marvel that can be uniquely experienced on a Holland America Line cruise. If it's not on your bucket list, it should be! There's an incredible wave of awe that comes over every cruiser transiting the lakes and locks of this spectacle that made the list of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ...

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  • Post: History of the Panama Canal: Part 2
    Published On: Sep 12, 2013|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 248|

    We left off the last post when it was decided that Panama would serve as the location of the canal. Frenchman Bunau-Varilla then went to Washington, D.C. He got there before the official delegates of the new Republic of Panama arrived and negotiated a treaty between the U.S. and Panama allowing the U.S. to build a canal. The treaty provided ...

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  • Post: Guests Donate $450,000 to Ukraine Relief
    Published On: Feb 01, 2023|Categories: What's New|Views: 82|

    A fundraising effort by cruise line passengers, which took place on the high seas around six different continents, has resulted in a $450,000 donation for Ukraine relief. Funds were raised through Holland America Line's On Deck for a Cause campaign, and the check was presented on Jan. 31, 2023, to the global humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief. For 10 ...

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  • Post: Private Island Half Moon Cay’s 25th Season Officially Opens
    Published On: Oct 24, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 492|
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    Following a Panama Canal transit, Nieuw Amsterdam arrived today at Half Moon Cay, the first ship to visit on the 25th anniversary season of Holland America Line’s private island. The ship’s team marked the opening of the season with a special beachside display. In this season that also marks our 150th anniversary as a line, seven Holland America Line ships ...

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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: 296|
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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: Holland America Line Sees Higher Interest for Longer Roundtrip Voyages from U.S. Homeports
    Published On: Aug 29, 2022|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1805|
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    With a rise in travelers wanting to explore global destinations without taking international flights, Holland America Line is launching its “See the World from Your Doorstep” campaign, highlighting the cruise line’s leadership in roundtrip travel from U.S. homeports. Those who want to avoid a long-haul flight can sail roundtrip from Boston; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; San Diego or Seattle with Holland ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Simplifies COVID-19 Procedures
    Published On: Aug 15, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 5675|

    Holland America Line is updating its “Travel Well” COVID-19 protocols and procedures, including requirements for vaccinations and pre-cruise testing that meet public health goals while recognizing the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation. These changes will go into effect for cruises departing on or after Sept. 6, 2022. Under the simplified procedures, for most voyages up to 15 nights, vaccinated ...

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  • Post: ‘Save on Sunshine’ with Up to 40% Off Select 2022 Cruises
    Published On: Aug 02, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 220|
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    Don’t let summer slip away! With our new "Save on Sunshine" promotion, you can save up to 40% off select 2022 cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico and beyond! Are you ready to zipline in the Sierra Madre mountains or glimpse sea life through a glass-bottom boat in the Bahamas? It's not too late to go dogsledding on a glacier this ...

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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: 285|
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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: 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: Holland America Line is Nominated in USA Today’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
    Published On: Jun 17, 2022|Categories: Awards, What's New|Views: 267|
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    Voting is underway for the USA TODAY 2022 10Best Readers' Choice awards, and Holland America Line is excited to be nominated for five awards in three categories! Not only were we selected by an esteemed panel of experts for the "Best Ocean Cruise Line" category, but Koningsdam is nominated for "Best Ship for Dining" and all three of our Pinnacle ...

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  • Post: ‘Celebration Sale’ Offers Up to 50% off Fares, Onboard Spending Credit and Reduced Deposits
    Published On: Jun 01, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 163|
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    Holland America Line is celebrating having a full fleet back in service as of June 12 with a “Celebration Sale” offering cruise fare discounts, onboard spending credit and reduced deposits on most 2022 and 2023 departures. Bookings must be made by June 30, 2022, to take advantage of the promotion. Summer 2022 through available 2023 sailings receive up to 50% ...

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  • Post: Oosterdam and Zaandam Return to Service
    Published On: May 13, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 321|
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    It's been a busy and exciting week for Holland America Line. Two more ships are back in service, with Oosterdam restarting in Trieste (Venice), Italy, and Zaandam setting sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. To commemorate both occasions, Holland America Line held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the terminal to open embarkation, attended by the ship’s captain and senior ...

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  • Post: Celebrating a Lifetime of Cruising Memories in Honor of Mother’s Day
    Published On: May 06, 2022|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 138|
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    Sunday is Mother's Day in many places around the world. To celebrate, we asked our Facebook fans to share a favorite memory of cruising with mom, a mother figure or their kids — and the response was overwhelming! We had so many of you share your favorite photos, thoughts and experiences. It's very clear from the comments that family cruising ...

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  • Post: Noordam Returns to Service in Fort Lauderdale
    Published On: Apr 25, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 419|
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    After more than two years since the industrywide pause began due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Holland America Line’s Noordam returned to service Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ship embarked guests for a 21-day Panama Canal transit to Vancouver, Canada, that will position it in Alaska through September. To commemorate the occasion, Holland America ...

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  • Post: The Perfect Day in Skagway from Dawn Until Dusk
    Published On: Apr 19, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 387|
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    At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway — but today it has ...

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  • Post: Zuiderdam Resumes Service from Port of San Diego
    Published On: Dec 24, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 261|
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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: Holland America Line Cruises Into Wave Season with ‘The Ultimate Upgrade Event’
    Published On: Dec 14, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 209|
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    Wave Season is here in time for the holidays with great cruise travel values for the coming year, and Holland America Line is celebrating with “The Ultimate Upgrade Event.” From Dec. 14, 2021, through Feb. 28, 2022, guests who book a select summer 2022 through spring 2023 cruise will receive a free stateroom upgrade, $75 fares for kids on Alaska ...

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  • Post: Black Friday Sale Includes Crew Appreciation Along with Four Popular Amenities
    Published On: Nov 23, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 213|
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    With Holland America Line’s Black Friday Sale, travelers can have it all for the holidays … and beyond. For one week only, guests can book a stateroom on select 2021-23 cruises with a reduced deposit of $99 and receive the Have it All package of shore excursions, beverages, specialty dining and Wi-Fi, plus Holland America Line will include crew appreciation, ...

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  • Post: Spring 2022 Return-to-Service Dates Announced for Final Three Ships in the Fleet
    Published On: Sep 08, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 441|
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    By late spring 2022, Holland America Line will have a complete fleet back to cruising with the restart of operations for Noordam, Oosterdam and Westerdam. Noordam will restart with a March 14, 2022, cruise in Japan; Oosterdam will begin cruising May 1 in the Mediterranean, and Westerdam will return to service May 8 in Alaska. The ships will join Eurodam, ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Announces Fall 2021 Cruise Plans
    Published On: Jun 21, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 552|

    Holland America Line is gearing up to restart cruising out of Port of San Diego in California beginning with a season of cruises to Mexico, Hawaii and along the California coast aboard Koningsdam and Zuiderdam. The cruise line has expanded the season with the addition of six new cruise departures for Zuiderdam and two new cruises on Koningsdam, offering a ...

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  • Post: Eurodam Extends Mediterranean Season and Adds Five 12-Day Cruises
    Published On: May 25, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 236|
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    For travelers looking to get back to cruising on longer voyages in the Mediterranean this summer, Eurodam is extending its season and offering five 12-day itineraries roundtrip from Venice, Italy; between Venice and Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Venice and Barcelona, Spain; or from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Following a series of four cruises to Greece in summer 2021, Eurodam will ...

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  • Post: Visit Exotic Locales, Ancient Cultures and Untouched Wonderlands on 2022-2023 Cruises
    Published On: Mar 10, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 261|
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    Holland America Line’s exotic itineraries explore far-flung destinations coveted by globe-trotters, and cruises in 2022 and 2023 are now open for booking. From Asia, Australia and New Zealand to South America, Antarctica, Hawaii and Tahiti, travelers looking for an out-of-the-ordinary adventure can choose cruises ranging from 14 to 50 days on four Holland America Line ships. From September 2022 through ...

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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: Senior Staff Officers Bring More Than 80 Years of Experience to Rotterdam
    Published On: Feb 09, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 599|
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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: Book Your Dream Cruise to These Locales on National Plan a Vacation Day
    Published On: Jan 26, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 136|
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    Today is National Plan for Vacation Day, and if you're dreaming of getting back to travel, we have you covered. Holland America Line has opened bookings for a wide selection of cruises in 2022 and even 2023, so you can stop dreaming and start planning your next cruise vacation. But where to go? If you're still undecided, here are some ...

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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: 1971|

    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: Soak Up Some Vitamin Sea With Holland America Line’s 2021-2022 Caribbean Cruises
    Published On: Jan 12, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 223|
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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: Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Fulfill on a Holland America Line Cruise
    Published On: Jan 01, 2021|Categories: Cruise Planning|Views: 230|
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    Every year, people around the world make New Year's Resolutions to start fresh. Did you know that many resolutions can be fulfilled through travel on a Holland America Line cruise? Are any of these resolutions on your list? 1. TRAVEL MORE Holland America Line is a global cruise line with itineraries all over the world. We call at more than ...

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  • Post: 2022 World Cruise Opens for Booking Today
    Published On: Aug 10, 2020|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 361|

    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: Four Ships to Leave the Holland America Line Fleet in 2020
    Published On: Jul 15, 2020|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 1107|

    Holland America Line announced that Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam will be leaving the fleet and transferring to undisclosed buyers. The ships have been sold in pairs, with the S-Class Maasdam and Veendam transferring to one company in August 2020, while the R-Class Amsterdam and Rotterdam will move to another company in fall 2020. Holland America Line will cancel cruises ...

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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: 502|

    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: 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: 339|

    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: Ready Set Sail Offers Pre-Paid Gratuities, Reduced Deposits and Exceptional Cruise Fares
    Published On: Apr 04, 2018|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 525|

    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: Recharge in Secluded Luxury at The Retreat on Your Next Cruise
    Published On: Dec 18, 2017|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 1899|

    As many cruisers know, Holland America Line combines personalized service and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with innovative and engaging onboard amenities. One of the amenities that best shows Holland America Line's unique ambiance is "The Retreat." Currently on Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam, The Retreat is an outdoor area that is perfect for guests looking for a quieter, ...

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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: 413|

    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: Five Reasons to Take One of These Six Repositioning Cruises
    Published On: Aug 14, 2014|Categories: Travel Inspiration, When to Travel|Views: 704|

    For those not familiar with a “repositioning cruise,” it’s moving a ship from one sailing region to another, like moving from a season in Alaska to a season in Australia. The cruise that takes the ship from Alaska to Australia is a repositioning. …

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  • Post: Cruises to Bermuda are Back!
    Published On: May 05, 2014|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 189|

    In 2015, Holland America Line is returning to the pink sands and pastel-colored skyline of Bermuda on seven-day cruises aboard ms Veendam. …

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