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  • Post: Insider Tips on What to Do in Three Mediterranean Ports
    Published On: Jul 07, 2021|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 205|
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    To say we are beyond thrilled to welcome guests on board Holland America Line this month in Alaska is definitely an understatement! And next month we return to the Mediterranean with cruises aboard Eurodam. Did you know that our very first Mediterranean cruise departed on Feb. 2, 1910, onboard the s.s. Statendam I from New York to Rotterdam and also ...

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  • Post: Top 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your First Day On Board
    Published On: Apr 13, 2021|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 625|

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

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  • Post: Culinary Council Member Jonnie Boer’s Top Tips for a Romantic Valentine’s Day & Egg Caviar Recipe
    Published On: Feb 11, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 308|
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    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! How are you going to surprise the love of your live? A romantic dinner for two by candlelight cannot go wrong, right? Since right now it is hard to go out for dinner, it is extra important to show your significant other what skills you have in the kitchen. Holland America Line Culinary ...

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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: What To Do in Greater Fort Lauderdale
    Published On: Sep 22, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 546|
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    As summer sunshine turns to fall foliage, we're thinking about one of our favorite cruise departure ports: Greater Fort Lauderdale. Nicknamed the “Venice of America,” this cosmopolitan destination offers 300 miles of winding waterways, a thriving art and culinary scene, and outdoor activities galore. See our list below for recommendations on what to do in Greater Fort Lauderdale before ...

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  • Post: The Best Alaska Fishing Trips
    Published On: Aug 12, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 372|

    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: Learn to Take Nature Photos Like a Pro on These Shore Excursions
    Published On: Jun 15, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 223|
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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: What to Pack for Europe: Comfort is Key
    Published On: May 17, 2022|Categories: Cruise Planning, Featured Cruise, Preparations|Views: 1358|

    Europe takes fashion seriously, but that doesn’t mean you have to lug five suitcases across the ocean or teeter around on cobblestones in the world’s most uncomfortable shoes. Our packing list for Europe helps you pack smart, so you’ll be comfortable and stylish on cruise excursions. As our Europe cruises are a week or longer, start with a large suitcase ...

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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: 249|
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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: How to Prepare for Your Cruise and Embarkation Day
    Published On: Apr 21, 2022|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 3513|

    It's hard to believe that your cruise is here! Today is departure day, and for the next seven, 10, 12, or maybe even 128 days, you're going to be cruising with us to new and wondrous places. For some of our guests, the ship is the destination and the ports we visit are an added bonus. Regardless, we're thrilled to ...

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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: 365|
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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: 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: 106|
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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: How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours in Istanbul
    Published On: Mar 03, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 253|
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    Arriving at Istanbul, Turkey, on board a ship is an unforgettable experience. The Bosphorus, dividing Europe and Asia, welcomes passengers and on deck are where the views of Istanbul’s best attractions await. The shores of Asia to the east, the first Bosphorus Bridge to the north and the “old Istanbul” peninsula in the south — home to Topkapi Palace and ...

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  • Post: Our Cruisers Offer Their Best Advice for Experiencing Alaska
    Published On: Jan 18, 2022|Categories: Preparations|Views: 1380|

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

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  • Post: Must-Buy Native Souvenirs to Bring Home From Your Cruise
    Published On: Dec 10, 2021|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 225|

    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: Don’t Forget to Pack These Five Essential Items for Your Caribbean Cruise
    Published On: Sep 21, 2021|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 1053|
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    The Caribbean cruising season is quickly approaching, and as we prepare to island-hop among the palm-fringed jewels of the region, there are some packing essentials you'll want to be sure to bring along. These items are in addition to your staples, like clothing, swimsuits, toiletries and flip flops. Whether lounging on the golden beaches of Half Moon Cay or snorkeling ...

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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: 301|

    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: It’s Canada Day! Explore the Country on These Unique Shore Excursions
    Published On: Jul 01, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 139|
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    It's Canada Day, and to celebrate our friends to the north we're highlighting these incredible sites that guests can witness on a Holland America Line cruise to Canada & New England. Here's wishing all of our fans, colleagues and friends a wonderful Canada Day! QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC UNESCO Heritage Sites Discover the European charm and character of the first French ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Updates ‘Navigator’ Mobile Device App
    Published On: Jun 23, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 2513|

    The Holland America Line Navigator App is an indispensable tool for cruise planning, embarkation, managing the onboard experience and booking shore excursions. We recently enhanced the app to add new functions and features to make the cruise experience even easier using your mobile device. What hasn't changed is that during the cruise, guests can plan daily activities, explore shore excursions ...

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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: 221|
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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: Two Wine Paring Suggestions from James Suckling on National Drink Wine Day
    Published On: Feb 18, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 366|
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    It's National Drink Wine Day, and that means red, white and rose are in the spotlight today! Holland America Line Wine Curator James Suckling gave us a few tips when selecting wines for a fish dish and a casual burger. A classic combination with something like Dover sole in Rudi's Sel de Mer would be a Chardonnay or Chablis, but ...

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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: 210|

    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: Recipe: Learn How to Prepare the Perfect Salmon Dish from America’s Test Kitchen
    Published On: May 04, 2018|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 602|

    Reminiscing about a past cruise? One of the easiest ways to relive a Holland America Line vacation is by recreating a meal from your cruise that will awaken your taste buds and spark memories from a recent getaway. With Holland America Line's America's Test Kitchen partnership, it's even easier to create a culinary staycation in your own home. During ATK's ...

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  • Post: Vegetarian Recipe: America’s Test Kitchen Black Bean Burger Makes #FoodieFriday Fabulous
    Published On: Jul 28, 2017|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 568|

    Holland America Line guests can now experience America’s Test Kitchen’s enticing selection of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops where guests learn proven techniques for making delectable dishes with confidence. For more than 20 years, America’s Test Kitchen has inspired home cooks with their unique, science-based approach to creating delicious, foolproof recipes, and now our guests can learn from ...

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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: 271|

    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: Holland America Line Transfers Make Getting To and From Your Ship Easy
    Published On: Jul 09, 2015|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 3453|

    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: Relax and Refresh at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon
    Published On: Jul 29, 2014|Categories: Fleet Features, What's New|Views: 1033|

    With the array of culinary options, exciting activities, spectacular shows and entertainment at your fingertips, it can be relatively easy to forget to relax on your cruise. …

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  • Post: Alaska Season is Underway, So Let’s Get Packing
    Published On: May 13, 2014|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 594|

    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: Port Highlight: Grand Turk
    Published On: Oct 16, 2013|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 465|

    Grand Turk is a beautiful island that is relatively new to cruise ships. The port facility was completed in 2006 and it is one of the newest and most impressive anywhere in the Caribbean. A small island in the British West Indies, it is a part of the commonwealth that is known as the Turks and Caicos. Only 7 by ...

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  • Post: Port Highlight: San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Published On: Oct 09, 2013|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 442|
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    As highlighted in the above video, Holland America Line’s seven-day eastern Caribbean cruises feature the gorgeous port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in addition to Grand Turk, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay. Puerto Rico is the largest island that the ships visit on this exciting itinerary. Rich in history and culture, it is always a guest favorite. Dating back ...

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  • Post: Cruise Diary: Arriving at Sydney, Australia
    Published On: Nov 03, 2009|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 932|

    Amsterdam’s arrival Saturday, October 31 at about 7:30 a.m. was a bit cloudy, but it was a great day. Coming into the harbor is always very special and seeing the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Syndey Opera House from the water is fantastic. …

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