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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: The Best Alaska Fishing Trips
    Published On: Aug 12, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 364|

    Alaska’s pristine waters teem with tasty fish. Whether you want to reel in a king salmon or try your hand at crab fishing, the Last Frontier is the place. Alaska fishing trips make it easy by providing the gear, some sage advice, and the ability to buy a fishing license. On select adventures, you can have your catch prepared and ...

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  • Post: The Best Shore Excursions for Book Lovers
    Published On: Aug 09, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 168|
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    Today is International Book Lovers day, and while a cruise is the perfect vacation to catch up on a good book lounging on deck overlooking the sea, it's also the ideal way to explore the homes, birthplaces and locales of your favorite author or book. From Prince Edward Island and the home of Anne of Green Gables to Isla Robinson ...

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  • Post: Experience the Best Beers Around the World
    Published On: Aug 05, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 134|
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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: 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: Learn to Take Nature Photos Like a Pro on These Shore Excursions
    Published On: Jun 15, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 217|
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    Today is Nature Photography Day, and the world is filled with an abundance of natural beauty. From the glaciers of Alaska to the blooms in the South Pacific to New England's rivers and waterfalls, the ports we visit offer some amazing sights and scenes. If you're looking to capture the beauty of the locales through the eyes of a camera ...

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  • Post: Adventurous Alaska: Tours in Each Port to Get Your Adrenaline Going
    Published On: May 19, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 146|
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    On a Holland America Line excursion in Alaska, guests will have the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and serenity of Alaska’s wilderness. From pristine glaciers and awe-inspiring scenery to rich forests with abundant wildlife, you will be amazed by the wonders of Alaska. Read on to discover tours in each port and get ready to embark on an expedition ...

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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: 219|
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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: Winner Announced for ‘Love Letters to Alaska’ Contest
    Published On: Apr 14, 2022|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1440|

    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: Volendam to Become Temporary Home for Ukrainian Refugees in the Netherlands
    Published On: Apr 01, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 417|
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    Holland America Line's Volendam will be used to accommodate Ukrainian refugees as part of an agreement announced by Netherlands and City of Rotterdam government officials. The ship will dock in Rotterdam for three months to provide a temporary home for approximately 1,500 Ukrainians, part of a larger commitment from the Netherlands to accommodate 50,000 people who fled the war in ...

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  • Post: These Tours Put the Spotlight on the Emerald Isle for St. Patrick’s Day
    Published On: Mar 17, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 101|
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    Today's is St. Patrick's Day, and it's all about the Emerald Isle. From Guinness to the Book of Kells to Irish Dance, there's so much to see, do and enjoy on a visit. On Holland America Line's cruises to Northern Europe or the British Isles, guests can explore Dublin and Cobh — the gateway to Cork — with day-trips to ...

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  • Post: Why the Yukon Should be on Your Must-See Travel List
    Published On: Feb 23, 2022|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1269|
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    Holland America Line's Cruisetours combine an Alaska cruise with an overland to Denali National Park. Our extended Cruisetours also include a visit to the Yukon where guests can visit Whitehorse, northern Canada's largest city, and Dawson City where the frontier spirit is strong. In the Yukon, the region's Gold Rush history shines as bright as the treasure the Stampeders came ...

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  • Post: 75 Reason to Love Alaska
    Published On: Feb 11, 2022|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 202|
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    Oh, Alaska ... how we love you so! On Sunday, Feb. 13, Holland America Line marks 75 days until the start of our Alaska season! In 2022, we're getting ready to mark 75 years of exploring Alaska — longer than it’s been a state — so today we're honoring the Great Land with “75 Reasons to Love Alaska.” While there ...

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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: Test Your Holland America Line Knowledge on National Trivia Day
    Published On: Jan 04, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 400|

    It's National Trivia Day, and Holland America Line is a brand full of fun and interesting facts with a history of nearly 150 years. How well do you know our cruise line? Test your knowledge and see how you do! Question 1: How many years has Holland America Line been exploring Alaska? Answer: It will be 75 years in 2022! ...

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  • Post: Discover Alaska’s Denali on These 5 Memorable Shore Excursions
    Published On: Dec 17, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 231|

    A Holland America Line Cruisetour combines an Alaska cruise with an overland adventure to Denali and the Yukon. Ranging from nine to 18 days, Cruisetours delve deeper into the region with an unforgettable experience that includes a stay at our own McKinley Chalet Resort at the entrance to Denali National Park. The property is Holland America Line’s magnificent 68-acre hotel ...

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  • Post: Must-Buy Native Souvenirs to Bring Home From Your Cruise
    Published On: Dec 10, 2021|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 213|

    Travel exposes us to new cultures, experiences and traditions around the world. Whether it's stepping back in time walking along the cobbled medieval streets of Tallinn or exploring the ruins of Tulum in Mexico, one of the best ways to remember your cruise and the places you visited is to bring home a souvenir that is unique to the region. ...

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  • Post: Three Key Reasons to Choose Holland America Line for Your Alaska Adventure
    Published On: Dec 07, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 1010|
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    Alaska is on the bucket list of many travelers, and there are plenty of reasons why: incredible scenery, imposing landscapes, warm and welcoming locals, a step back in time to the days of the Gold Rush, elusive wildlife and endless adventure. You can explore Alaska many ways, but if you're looking to cruise to Alaska, Holland America Line is your ...

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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: 935|

    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: Explore Breathtaking Landscapes With These Five Perfect Hikes
    Published On: Nov 17, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 183|
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    Today is National Take a Hike Day, and to celebrate we're showcasing five of our favorite hiking tours that you can experience on a Holland America Line cruise. On our shore excursions, immerse yourself in the great outdoors and be rewarded with spectacular views and unforgettable memories. Like the saying goes, "It's not only about the destination, but the journey, ...

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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: 153|
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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: 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: Top Tours for Wine Lovers on the ‘Wine Country & Pacific Northwest’ Cruises
    Published On: Aug 26, 2021|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 290|

    Wine is a passion at Holland America Line, and we poured our expertise into crafting cruises along the California coast that visit some of the state's famous wine regions. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or simply a fan of vino, the "Wine Country & Pacific Northwest" cruises offer an opportunity to explore wine country with ease. When in port, explore ...

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  • Post: Say ‘S’il Vous Plaît’ to a Cruise That Visits These French Ports
    Published On: Jul 14, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 278|
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    Bonjour! Today is Bastille Day, and to commemorate the holiday we're putting the spotlight on these French ports that are visited on a Holland America Line cruise. From beautiful vineyards to Monet's Giverny to memorable Normandy, France offers an abundance of diverse and unique experiences. BORDEAUX Situated on the Garonne River in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is above all ...

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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: 134|
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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: 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: 282|

    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: 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: Come Explore Dawson City and Whitehorse on Yukon Heritage Day
    Published On: Feb 26, 2021|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 210|
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    On Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journeys to Alaska, Holland America Line guests become immersed in the cultures of The Last Frontier and Canada's Yukon. The overland exploration includes Dawson City and Whitehorse in the Yukon, where guests can learn more about local customs and the history of the region and its people. If you're not on a Land+Sea Journey overland tour, you ...

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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: 1505|
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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: 2022 World Cruise Opens for Booking Today
    Published On: Aug 10, 2020|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 337|

    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: All You Need to Know for Your Cruise is on the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ Page
    Published On: Oct 03, 2019|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 984|

    What do I need to pack for my Alaska cruise? Do I need visas for my trip? Can I bring my own wine on board? These are questions you might have before embarking on your Holland America Line cruise. Did you know that on HollandAmerica.com there is a "Frequently Asked Questions" page that has the answers to our most commonly ...

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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: Experience the Most Immersive Alaska Cruise on a 21-Day EXC In-Depth Voyage
    Published On: Apr 01, 2019|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1310|

    Are you a seasoned cruiser, eager to find new, immersive ways to explore our fascinating world? If you answered yes, then our EXC In-Depth Voyages were designed specifically with you in mind. These specially crafted itineraries offer an innovative and customized approach to cruising, allowing guests to explore the most fascinating corners of the globe through the prism of their ...

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  • Post: Denali: On Land Before My Alaska Cruise
    Published On: Mar 25, 2019|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 199|

    Midnight check-in in Anchorage: The world is quiet, yet I’m filled with anticipation for the start of my Alaska Land+Sea Journey. All I want is a good night’s sleep, and I get that before I head downstairs for the bus to whisk me and the other Holland America Line guests away to meet the McKinley Explorer. It’s early morning; still, ...

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  • Post: Cruise Diary: McKinley Explorer Train Delights Holland America Line Guests
    Published On: Oct 08, 2018|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 422|

    By Journalists Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher For many choosing an Alaska cruise, the word Denali is at the heart of their anticipation – us included. Much like boarding the Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train to Machu Picchu, stepping aboard Holland America Line’s McKinley Explorer train from Anchorage to just outside Denali National Park was a thrilling beginning to ...

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  • Post: Fact & Lore of Half Moon Cay: The History
    Published On: Jul 30, 2018|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 987|

    Half Moon Cay is Holland America Line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas. Know for its pristine beaches, abundance of family-friendly activities, private villas and cabanas, and unparalleled beauty, there’s a reason why it’s our most popular port in the Caribbean. This series of “Fact & Lore” blog posts about Half Moon Cay takes you deeper into the island’s history, ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line’s Prinsendam to Leave the Fleet July 1, 2019
    Published On: Jul 02, 2018|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 463|

    Holland America Line announced that Prinsendam has been sold and will leave their fleet July 1, 2019, and transfer to the German cruise company Phoenix Reisen. Following the sale, the 37,983-ton, 835-guest Prinsendam is being chartered back to Holland America Line to continue sailing its planned voyages through July 1, 2019. Prinsendam’s itineraries from July 1, 2019, onward are scheduled ...

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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: 366|

    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: New Buenos Aires Signature Experience Explores the ‘Paris of South America’ in Luxury
    Published On: May 19, 2017|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 153|

    For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been exploring each corner of the world. But now imagine coupling your amazing Holland America Line journey with an exclusive and luxurious one-of-a-kind experience. Our recently launched Signature Experiences for the 2018 cruise season currently are available pre- and post-cruise on select Canada/New England, Europe and South America itineraries and include ...

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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: Giddy Up For These Exciting Equestrian Shore Excursions Around the World
    Published On: Mar 11, 2016|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 166|

    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: 472|

    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: Are Seeing Penguins on Your Bucket List? Take These Tours Down South
    Published On: Aug 21, 2015|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 329|

    Holland America Line cruises travel all over the world, and some of the most unique and exciting shore excursions are the many wildlife tours highlighting native species unique to an area. If you’re cruising to South America or Australia and New Zealand, keep your eyes peeled for an adorable little bird unique to the South Pole. With their tuxedo-like coloring, ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Transfers Make Getting To and From Your Ship Easy
    Published On: Jul 09, 2015|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 3163|

    Thanks to Erik Tomren, senior specialist of hotel & tour management at Holland America Line, who wrote this post in collaboration with Danielle Rosenow, manager of hotel & tour management, to inform readers about the transfer services for guests that are offered to/from the ship. ------ A Holland America Line cruise is an exciting adventure, and part of the appeal ...

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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: 929|

    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: Shore Excursions Uncover the Mystical Mayan Civilization on Mexico Cruises
    Published On: Sep 10, 2014|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 224|

    When it comes to ancient ruins, there's more to explore than just Europe and South America. Mexico boasts some of the most incredible and significant ruins in the world. The Mayan civilization spanned more than 2500 years, and hundreds of ruins in Mexico have been documented. In fact, there are so many sites that it's believed that more than 4,000 ...

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  • Post: Alaska Season is Underway, So Let’s Get Packing
    Published On: May 13, 2014|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 557|

    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: 12 New Shore Excursions Debut on Alaska Cruises
    Published On: Jan 30, 2014|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 170|

    Alaska is a land of possibilities when it comes to sightseeing. There’s something for history buffs, nature lovers, photo enthusiaists, thrill-seekers and those who simply want to have a look around town. …

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  • Post: Seattle and Vancouver Pre- and Post-Cruise Packages
    Published On: Jan 29, 2014|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 696|

    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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