For the ’12 Days of Cruising’ Holland America Line Gave to Me…

For the past 12 days, Holland America Line has been revealing some of your favorite HAL destinations and cruise experiences on Facebook for the “12 Days of Cruising.” Each day something new has been unveiled that shows why a Holland America Line cruise is the #BestGiftEver this holiday season! Today is the last day and all 12 photos have been uncovered.

Day 1: Leave the cooking to HAL when you are aboard! Whether you are in the mood for a luxurious dinner at Le Cirque to celebrate the holidays, or simply want to relax and enjoy a private breakfast on your verandah, HAL will ensure that you enjoy your experience from the first course through dessert.


Day 2: Festive trees, decorative gingerbread villages, and a cheerful crew are just a few ways we are helping you celebrate the holidays on board!


Day 3: Hoping for a white holiday? We know of a place with snow-covered trees, breathtaking mountains and welcoming ports of call – ALASKA!


Day 4: Splurge on a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, and retreat to the Neptune Lounge for an added touch of cruise luxury. Relax, socialize with other suite guests, and enjoy personalized concierge service in the Neptune Lounge.


Day 5: You better book quickly; we just heard that Santa’s on his way to Half Moon Cay! With itineraries to many Caribbean destinations, we promise a merry and bright cruise – minus the snow!


Day 6: Book a shore excursion on one of HAL’s Northern Europe cruises, and experience reindeer in their natural habitat. Or, book a photography workshop in Alaska to capture some of the season’s most stunning scenery.


Day 7: Go on “holiday” this season and sail down under to Australia and New Zealand. Explore this amazing part of the world with itineraries and shore excursions designed to please all of our guests!


Day 8: The Culinary Arts Center provides guests with various class options ranging from seasonal cuisine, to wine and mixology, to fruit and vegetable art. And, the talented HAL pastry chefs assist in decorating our ships with unique gingerbread villages and other seasonal sweets.


Day 9: Warm up and then cool wayyyy down with a South America/Antarctica itinerary! We promise the best of everything: sunshine, snow and a trip of a lifetime.


Day 10: There’s no better place to experience the season than one of our many European destinations. From Italy to Norway, explore festive cultural celebrations in our many ports of call. Book with ReadySetSail now!


Day 11: Spend the holidays cruising with the HAL family of crew members and experience “as you wish” service throughout your voyage. Our specially trained crew takes pride in fulfilling your every request. From our wait staff to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing you with personalized service.


Day 12: Thanks for following along with our 12 Days of Cruising countdown! For our last reveal, we invite you to experience Holland America Line’s Grand World Voyage! Customize your cruise around the world, and visit exotic places like French Polynesia, Auckland, Mumbai and Portugal. This truly is the #BestGiftEver.


Is your Holland America Line favorite in the 12 Days of Cruising? Happy Holidays!


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  1. PatriciaB December 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Merry Christmas to everyone at the HALBlog!

    Thanks for this nice feature: lovely to see photos of where we have been on HAL!

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