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  • Post: Make the Most of Onboard Credit
    Published On: Feb 01, 2023|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 412|

    Whether it’s $100, $200, $300 or more, Onboard Credit can make a sweet vacation even sweeter. While some credits are designated for certain activities (e.g., shore excursions), others give you the opportunity to spend it in multiple ways. From rejuvenating at the spa while enjoying ocean views to making magical memories during once-in-a-lifetime excursions, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how ...

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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: 1405|

    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: How to Prepare for Your Cruise and Embarkation Day
    Published On: Apr 21, 2022|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 3892|

    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: Five New Year’s Resolutions You Can Check Off on a Cruise
    Published On: Jan 11, 2022|Categories: Cruise Planning|Views: 713|
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    A new year brings new resolutions. Will you try something new, reevaluate your health, make a life change or, make "me time" a priority? Travel allows you accomplish many of your goals, while also having a great time. In fact, travel might be your resolution for 2022. Here are five resolutions that you can check off while on a Holland ...

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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: 1085|
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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: Four Holland America Line Ships Set to Explore Europe in 2023
    Published On: Nov 01, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 1515|
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    Old-world cultures, breathtaking scenery and landscapes steeped in history bring Holland America Line’s 2023 Europe season to life on cruises that were crafted to highlight the best of each region. From April through November, dozens of unique itineraries — ranging from seven to 35 days — will be offered aboard two of the line’s Pinnacle Class ship, Nieuw Statendam and ...

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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: 1090|
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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: 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: 298|
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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: Explore the Colorful Cultural Heritage of Mexico on a Cruise in 2022-23
    Published On: Jul 09, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 219|
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    When it comes to vacation, a cruise to Mexico has it all: vibrant cultural heritage, ancient ruins, incredible food, and natural splendors from arid deserts to balmy rain forests. Holland America Line offers the best Mexico cruises for a fully immersive experience, one beyond the sun and surf. If you are passionate about food, a cruise to Mexico is a ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Updates Summer 2021 Europe Cruise Schedule
    Published On: Jun 10, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 350|
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    While we continue to work with governments and port authorities in correlation with the phased resumption of cruising, we are canceling the remainder of the summer 2021 European sailings aboard two ships, Nieuw Statendam and Volendam. This affects cruises that were scheduled to depart from September through November, along with the Collectors’ Voyages (combined cruises) associated with those departures. In ...

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  • Post: Embark on a Longer Greece Exploration This Summer with a 14-Day Collectors’ Voyage
    Published On: May 27, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 241|
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    When Holland America Line sets sail for Greece this summer, guests can choose from three different seven-day voyages over four departures dates. The itineraries were designed to offer different ports so guests can book back to back cruises and experience new ports over 14 days. We carefully crafts our cruises to be able to form these Collectors’ Voyages, which enable ...

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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: 246|
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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: ‘Have It All’ Inclusive Fare Introduces a New Way to Cruise with Holland America Line
    Published On: Apr 21, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 6266|

    We are excited to announce a new way to cruise with Holland America Line. Introducing "Have It All" — a premium package that allows travelers to get everything they want in one simple fare. Guests who book with “Have It All” receive four popular amenities included in their cruise: shore excursions, beverages, specialty dining and Wi-Fi. Available year-round on all ...

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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: 669|

    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: Visit Exotic Locales, Ancient Cultures and Untouched Wonderlands on 2022-2023 Cruises
    Published On: Mar 10, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 272|
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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: 2022 Grand Africa Voyage is a Sweeping Expedition of Colors and Contrast
    Published On: Feb 03, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 481|
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    Africa is a continent of riches, from the rolling grasslands of the savanna to the pristine beaches of the Seychelles. Travelers on the 2022 Grand Africa Voyage aboard Zaandam are in for an experience unlike any other, and with Holland America Line at the helm it will be a memorable journey. Overnight calls in port allow for extra time to ...

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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: 236|
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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: 238|
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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: 379|

    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: 1201|

    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: New EZpay Allows Holland America Line Guests to Make Monthly Interest-Free Cruise Payments
    Published On: May 16, 2019|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 673|

    Holland America Line’s new EZpay makes it a breeze to budget for a dream cruise vacation and pay it off over time. EZpay spreads out the cruise balance into equal, interest-free monthly payments leading up to final payment. The plan gives guests the flexibility to pay for their cruise at their own pace, with the ability to opt out at ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Launches Navigator Mobile Phone App Across Entire Fleet
    Published On: May 08, 2019|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 1037|

    Leveraging technology to further personalize the cruise experience, Holland America Line is expanding the functionality of its popular browser-based Navigator tool into a user-friendly, free app for mobile phones and tablets that can be used on board. iPhone and Android users can download the Navigator app from the iTunes App and Google Play stores, respectively. Using Navigator, guests can plan ...

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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: 546|

    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: Better Together: Savor the Perks of a Group Cruise With Holland America Line
    Published On: Feb 19, 2016|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 687|

    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: Holland America Line Transfers Make Getting To and From Your Ship Easy
    Published On: Jul 09, 2015|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 3780|

    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: Alaska Season is Underway, So Let’s Get Packing
    Published On: May 13, 2014|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 638|

    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: Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-Free Cruise Cuisine Makes a Splash
    Published On: Apr 03, 2014|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 1337|

    Food is a passion for many people, and a cruise presents an array of opportunities to dine on some of the finest cuisine in the world. …

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  • Post: Seattle and Vancouver Pre- and Post-Cruise Packages
    Published On: Jan 29, 2014|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 837|

    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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  • Post: Top 10 Things to Bring on a Caribbean Cruise
    Published On: Sep 20, 2013|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 651|

    We asked Holland America Line Facebook fans to share their “must-haves” when they go on a cruise. Here are the Top 10 responses, along with some other great ideas and unusual suggestions. Is there something not on these lists that you always bring with you? Let us know in the comments below! Family and friends are tops when it ...

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