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  • Post: Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day
    Published On: Jun 22, 2024|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 470|

    June 23 is International Women in Engineering Day, and we want to celebrate all the incredible women who share their talent and passion for engineering across Holland America Line's fleet. We’re grateful for who they are and the difference they make every day. Here are some of their stories. Pippi, Third Engineer Pippi ...

  • Post: Indulge in Our Sweet Collaboration with Lindt
    Published On: Jun 20, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 250|

    Calling all chocolate lovers! In a confluence of tradition and taste, we’re delighted to announce our sweet collaboration with Lindt & Sprüngli (USA), the makers of LINDOR truffles and the No. 1 premium chocolate brand[1] in the US. Helping to enrich the cruise experience with Holland America Line, our guests will soon begin savoring indulgent moments onboard with Lindt ...

  • Post: A Few of Lewie the Lion’s Favorite Things
    Published On: Jun 17, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 964|

    It's National Mascot Day, which is a great time to put the spotlight on our loyal furry friend and mascot, Lewie. He loves seeing the world from his doorstep on Holland America Line cruises. From soaking up the onboard experience to enjoying the breeze through his majestic mane on shore, he relishes the perks of cruise travel. Here are ...

  • Post: Gift of Travel: How Dad Inspired Daughter’s Career Journey
    Published On: Jun 15, 2024|Categories: What's New|Views: 484|

    Some of Marion’s earliest memories as a child include her dad, the sea and Holland America Line. That’s because her father, Captain Willem Koopman, would bring Marion, her sister and their mom on board for the holidays. Not many people can say they took their first cruise to Asia at the age of six with their dad at the ...

  • Post: Name Next Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Moose
    Published On: Jun 14, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 149|

    Calling all animal lovers! A-moose us by helping to nickname the next rescue moose at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC). Dedicated to preserving Alaska wildlife through conservation, education, research, and quality animal care, AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round, providing them with over 200 acres of spacious habitats. Most animals that come into their facility are given ...

  • Post: Behind the Scenes of Filming Bravo’s Top Chef on the High-Seas
    Published On: Jun 12, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 241|

    Lights, camera, action! The high-seas penultimate episode of season 21 of Bravo’s Top Chef debuted last night on Wednesday, June 12, and we couldn’t be more excited about all the mouthwatering moments. For starters, our Fresh Fish Ambassador, Chef Morimoto, made a surprise visit to the final four cheftestants, showcasing our Global Fresh Fish Program. The winner of the ...

  • Post: Relish Our Halibut XO Recipe by Chef Morimoto
    Published On: Jun 11, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 215|
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    Dive into this delicious fresh fish dish created especially for you, our Holland America Line guests. Curated by celebrity Chef Masaharu Morimoto for every sailing, this recipe is one worth savoring. Check out the brief video below highlighting the recipe. Recipe Highlights Video Halibut XO Recipe Main Ingredients 180 gm     Alaskan Halibut Fletches Skinless Flash ...

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  • Post: Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Gave Their All
    Published On: May 27, 2024|Categories: What's New|Views: 458|

    Though Memorial Day is often highlighted by family gatherings and pre-summer barbecues, its purpose is to mark a day of remembrance for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Flags will be placed around the U.S. in seas of green grass before the resting place of soldiers. Families will gather to honor their cherished loved ones. Communities will unite to ...

  • Post: Celebrating International Day for Women in Maritime
    Published On: May 17, 2024|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 1588|

    In recognition of International Day for Women in Maritime, celebrated every year on May 18, we want to introduce you to some of our incredible Holland America Line team members who inspire those around them every day. Meet My, Director of Interior Design When you hop aboard a Holland America Line cruise ship, you’re ...

  • Post: Son Makes Mom’s Dream Come True with Europe Cruise
    Published On: May 10, 2024|Categories: What's New|Views: 380|

    Growing up in Colombia with a single parent, Diego Alonso can’t help but be in awe of his mom. “I owe my mom everything I have in my life,” he said. “She has made so many sacrifices for me, from giving me the best life growing up to using all of her savings to help me get through college ...

  • Post: Employee’s Passion for Teaching Inspires Careers at Sea
    Published On: May 07, 2024|Categories: What's New|Views: 1101|

    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we caught up with one of our team educators who trains up to 1,000 students every year as they prepare to embark on career adventures with Holland America Line. Through a thoughtfully crafted curriculum, our development and training teams help bring the Holland America Line experience to life in the classroom. ...

  • Post: 2024 Alaska Cruise Season Kicks Off with Sailaway Events
    Published On: May 06, 2024|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 382|

    At Holland America Line, we love Alaska, from its glorious glaciers and wildlife views to its magnificent landscapes. There are a lot of sights to soak up when cruising to the Great Land, which is why we get so excited when Alaska cruise season rolls around. To kick off our 2024 Alaska cruise season, we recently celebrated through special ...

  • Post: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these Refreshing Cocktails
    Published On: May 04, 2024|Categories: What's New|Views: 248|

    Don't let Cinco de Mayo cruise by you without trying one of our refreshing cocktails. Whether you love the tangy flavor of lime or savor the spicy taste of jalapenos, grab some friends and have a toast after making these Holland America Line cocktail recipes. Jalapeño Jamboree Margarita Ingredients 1.5 ounce 1800 Tequila 1 ...

  • Post: Honoring Heroes: Employees Share Their Love of Country
    Published On: May 03, 2024|Categories: What's New|Views: 466|

    Have you ever heard the phrase, not all heroes wear capes? Sometimes their cape comes in the form of a jet, boots on the ground or just a heart for service. Oftentimes, if you call a military veteran or current service member a hero, they'll respond with both gratitude and humility. That’s because for so many of them, it’s ...

  • Post: Introducing Holland America Line’s Glacier Guarantee™
    Published On: May 01, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 639|

    Are magnificent glaciers at the top of your wanderlust list? Is Alaska calling your name? When you embark on an unforgettable journey with us to the Great Land, you can cruise with confidence knowing you’ll experience the awe-inspiring beauty of glaciers on every Alaska cruise and cruisetour. It’s part of our Glacier Guarantee™, knowing these icy giants are as much a highlight ...

  • Post: Celebrate Our Heritage Through Dutch Day On Board
    Published On: Apr 25, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 15368|

    What better time to announce the new ways we’re celebrating our Dutch heritage aboard our ships than on King’s Day on April 27, a cherished holiday tradition in The Netherlands honoring the birthday of the reigning Dutch monarch. From concerts to street parties, the people of the Netherlands host big, orange-accented celebrations in honor of the royal House of ...

  • Post: Caring for Our Planet from Ship to Shore
    Published On: Apr 21, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 533|

    When you cruise with Holland America Line, you’re not just sailing with a crew that genuinely cares for our guests and each other. Our legacy of care extends to every port we visit and every ocean we cross. That’s because caring for our planet is just as important as caring for the people who call it home. In honor ...

  • Post: New Certifications Expand Our Global Fresh Fish Program
    Published On: Apr 09, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 1071|

    Holland America Line Becomes the First Global Cruise Line to Receive International Seafood Certifications Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council for Sustainable, Responsible Seafood      Seafood lovers rejoice! We’re elevating our award-winning dining experience at Holland America Line by becoming the first global cruise line to receive both Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certifications. ...

  • Post: It’s National Beer Day: Cast Your Vote for Our New Label
    Published On: Apr 07, 2024|Categories: What's New|Views: 619|

    Ship ship hooray – it’s National Beer Day! To celebrate, we invite you to cast votes for the new design label of our upcoming brew made especially for this Alaska cruise season. In collaboration with Pike Brewing – Seattle’s oldest craft brewery – we’ve created a new Killer Whale Pale Ale with notes of honey, citrus and tropical fruits. ...

  • Post: Solar Eclipse at Sea: Preparing for a Stellar Journey
    Published On: Apr 05, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 488|

    If you’re a stargazer at heart, you’ll likely be glued to your screen during the solar eclipse on April 8. If you’re lucky enough to be located along its path, you may even have an eclipse viewer with protective filters standing by. And if you’re a guest aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam and Zaandam, you’re getting ready for the ...

  • Post: We’re Teaming Up with Audible on Our New Book Club
    Published On: Apr 04, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 2173|

    Audiobook lovers rejoice! Whether you’re on a Holland America Line cruise, or dreaming of your next cruise getaway, here’s something you may have in common with guests beyond cruising the seas: finding joy in a great story. That’s why we’re teaming up with Audible – a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling – to launch a book ...

  • Post: New Partnership Brings Destination Dining Flavors Home
    Published On: Mar 21, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 2335|

    Holland America Line's Collaboration with The Spice House Celebrates Destination Dining and Fresh Fish Program with New Co-Branded Spice Set   We’re pleased to introduce the next chapter to our Global Fresh Fish Program through our delicious new partnership with The Spice House, a provider of the finest spices, herbs, blends and extracts. Later this month, guests will ...

  • Post: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to Relish with Friends
    Published On: Mar 16, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 494|

    St. Patrick's Day honors the patron saint of Ireland, and it's a time when people gather around the globe to celebrate Irish heritage. Parades, hues of emerald green and parties at local pubs are common sights. On Holland America Line cruises, guests delight in sweet and savory dishes. Whether you're celebrating Irish heritage on March 17 or other times ...

  • Post: Celebrating International Women’s Day from Sea to Shore
    Published On: Mar 08, 2024|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 2254|

    It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re especially grateful for the incredible women across our team – at sea and ashore – who share their talent and expertise with us. It’s in that spirit we’re highlighting some of the women making waves in support of the Holland America Line cruise experience. Maria, First Officer Maria’s ...

  • Post: Celebrating Employee Appreciation Day from Ship to Shore
    Published On: Mar 01, 2024|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 1598|

    On this Employee Appreciation Day, we want to share our heartfelt gratitude for our people who provide award-winning service with care and kindness from ship to shore. We recently caught up with some of our leaders around the world to ask what they love most about our incredible team. Here's what they had to say: ...

  • Post: Holland America Line Receives Best Alaska Cruise Award
    Published On: Feb 16, 2024|Categories: Awards, What's New|Views: 2703|

    Are you dreaming of icy-blue glaciers and magnificent wildlife sightings in Alaska? Trying to decide which cruise to take to make your dreams come true? At Holland America Line, we love Alaska. In fact, we’ve been visiting the Great Land for more than 75 years. Our love for Alaska is literally printed on our ships that sail there, and ...

  • Post: Meet Paul, Our Itinerary Visionary
    Published On: Feb 12, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 4397|

    Breathtaking sights. Awe-inspiring adventures. Unforgettable journeys. These are some of the ways you could describe a Holland America Line cruise. From the glistening glaciers of Alaska and the towering fjords of Norway, to the captivating and diverse landscapes of Australia and New Zealand, we help you see the world from your doorstep and dive deeper into destinations across the ...

  • Post: Our Crew Celebrates a Holland America Line Love Story
    Published On: Feb 07, 2024|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 2479|

    Love was in the air for Holland America Line crew members, Ammar and Faye, when they met aboard Koningsdam in 2023. Ammar had recently joined the team as the onboard crew doctor, and Faye was the hotel executive assistant. Intrigued by one another, they decided to go on a date – a date that was anything but ordinary. After ...

  • Post: Valentine’s Day Ideas to Celebrate the Love in Your Life
    Published On: Feb 01, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 1462|

    At Holland America Line, we love helping our guests see the world from their doorstep through amazing cruise experiences. We also love bringing the joy of cruising to guests at home through fresh recipes and vacation-inspired activities. In summary, we love...love. It's in that spirit we invite you to celebrate Valentine's Day – or HALentine's Day – using the ...

  • Post: Savor This Fresh Fish Recipe by Holland America Line
    Published On: Jan 26, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 2442|
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    Calling all seafood lovers! Are you ready to delight your senses with mouthwatering flavors? We recently teamed up with Vital Choice®, a leader in premium wild-caught fish delivery, to help you enjoy vacation-inspired flavors at home. To support your culinary journey, Sinu Pillai, Holland America Line’s fleet executive chef, hosted a cooking demo featuring our Gold Gala Pan-Seared Sea ...

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  • Post: Explore the Splendor & Wonder of a Legendary Voyage
    Published On: Jan 22, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 1251|

    It’s no secret Holland America Line is known for creating thoughtfully crafted itineraries that help you see the world from your doorstep. Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway or a Grand Voyage, we make sure your journey is an unforgettable one. And if you want an epic experience that weaves the ceremony and splendor of our Grand Voyages ...

  • Post: Mouthwatering Mocktail Recipes to Quench Your Thirst
    Published On: Jan 12, 2024|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 1603|

    Calling all mocktail lovers! From lemonade to cucumbers to grapefruit and more, get ready for mocktail galore. Gather friends around the table to try these mouthwatering mocktail recipes. Fresh Grapefruit Not a Cosmo Glass:    Martini Glass 1/8th       Grapefruit Wedge 1 Each   Lime Wedge 1.0 oz    Cranberry 1.5 oz    Fresh Sour 1.5 oz    Soda ...

  • Post: Catch Up With the Crew: Meet Yoga, Onboard Photographer
    Published On: Dec 29, 2023|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 1467|

    Memories are priceless and so are the images that capture them. Vacation photos help tell the story of our adventures and the people with whom we shared them. Yoga, one of our onboard photographers, knows this well. Often seen with a camera in hand, he’s always ready to get that perfect picture for guests during a Holland America Line ...

  • Post: A Sweet Treat to Make During the Holiday Break
    Published On: Dec 27, 2023|Categories: What's New|Views: 1121|

    It may be the last week of December, but who said the holiday fun has to end? If you have kids home on a holiday break, we have a sweet treat you can make. Inspired by holiday tea-time desserts aboard Holland America Line cruises, we’ve modified our homemade recipe so you can dive into decorating fun, transforming your treat ...

  • Post: Cruise Into Next Year With These Breathtaking Cruise Deals
    Published On: Dec 23, 2023|Categories: Booking, Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 2639|

    Get ready to have the time of your life seeing the world from your doorstep with Holland America Line. Book today with these breathtaking cruise deals to enjoy a free balcony upgrade, up to 40 percent off fares, free fares for kids and 50 percent reduced deposits. Book our Have It All package by Feb. 29, 2024, and you’ll ...

  • Post: Students Join Holland America Line for Holiday Fun
    Published On: Dec 14, 2023|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 655|

    ‘Tis the season for holiday joy on board and ashore. For fifth- and sixth-grade students from San Diego’s Perkins School, Tuesday, Dec. 5, was especially jolly. They stepped aboard Koningsdam for a day of holiday fun with school staff and the San Diego Harbor Police Foundation. Their mission: To enjoy making Christmas crafts in the art studio, guided by ...

  • Post: Catch Up With the Crew: Meet Pam, Executive Pastry Chef
    Published On: Dec 12, 2023|Categories: Ship Crew|Views: 914|

    Sugar and spice make everything nice, especially when you’re the fleet executive pastry chef for Holland America Line. Though Pam joined our cruise family in 2010, she’s been baking up joy in the kitchen since she was 12. “Both my grandmothers were great cooks, so I would always see them preparing special dishes. We also ...

  • Post: Holland America Line Receives 2023 Best Service Award
    Published On: Dec 11, 2023|Categories: Awards, What's New|Views: 2392|

    We’re thrilled to share that Cruise Critic recently recognized Holland America Line with the Best Service Award for the second year in a row. Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks recognizes those that best represent excellence in ocean cruising and beyond. Editors noted the “genuine care and thought put in by each crewmember is what keeps Holland ...

  • Post: Holiday Gift Ideas for the Cruiser in Your Life
    Published On: Dec 06, 2023|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 967|

    You’ve got your list, and you’re checking it twice. You’re wondering what gifts would be really nice. Here are holiday gift ideas for the cruiser in your life: Holland America Line Gift Card Give the gift of travel and memorable experiences with our gift cards. Gift cards can be used towards existing or ...

  • Post: Holiday Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate the Season
    Published On: Dec 04, 2023|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 968|

    Looking for cocktails to try this holiday season? Delight friends at your next jolly gathering using these holiday cocktail recipes: De Lijn Ginger Mojito Ingredients: 2 oz De Lijn Gin 2 oz Ginger Beer 0.5 oz Simple Syrup 3 Lime Wedges 8 Mint Leaves Garnish: Candied Ginger and Mint Sprig Instructions: Muddle ...

  • Post: Sweeten Your Holiday With This Thanksgiving Recipe
    Published On: Nov 20, 2023|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 1038|

    If you’re on the hunt for a new holiday dessert, look no further than our Pumpkin Swiss Roll. It’s sweet, scrumptious and a great item to gobble up on Thanksgiving. Gather some friends around the kitchen table to help you prepare a dish that continues to delight our guests. What you’ll need: Note: Measurement in ...

  • Post: Catch Up With the Crew: Meet Sasha, Entertainment Director
    Published On: Oct 27, 2023|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 1694|

    When you cruise with Holland America Line, you’ll experience an incredible lineup of entertainment and live music that speaks to your heart and gets you moving to the beat. From the performances on the World Stage to our award-winning music clubs, there are plenty of sights and sounds to behold, and the one orchestrating the magic behind the scenes ...

  • Post: Holland America Line Brings Vacation Flavors Home with Vital Choice®
    Published On: Oct 25, 2023|Categories: Featured What's New, Industry, What's New|Views: 1862|

    Seafood lovers rejoice! If the recent announcement about our new global fresh fish program made your mouth water, you’ll love how we’re building on this groundbreaking effort. That’s because we’re teaming up with Vital Choice®, the trusted source for premium wild-caught fish and seafood, to help guests enjoy vacation-inspired dining with fresh fish cuisine recipes at home. ...

  • Post: Have a Ghoul Time With This Halloween Recipe
    Published On: Oct 19, 2023|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 972|

    ‘Tis the season for pumpkins, ghouls and witch’s brew. If you love baking, here’s a treat for you. Inspired by tea time with Holland America Line, we’re sharing the Halloween recipe for our yummy Witch’s Hat Cupcakes. Don’t love cooking but enjoy decorating treats? You’ll also find some fun shortcuts below to achieve a similar look to our tasty ...

  • Post: How to Make Solar Eclipse Viewers
    Published On: Oct 10, 2023|Categories: Featured What's New, What's New|Views: 914|

    Who doesn’t love a good solar eclipse, especially when it happens while you’re cruising the world with Holland America Line? If you’re an eclipse enthusiast, then you don’t want to miss our 22-day Solar Eclipse Cruise aboard the Koningsdam for the total eclipse on April 8, 2024. In the meantime, consider satisfying your astronomical wanderlust during the upcoming annual eclipse ...

  • Post: National Customer Service Week: Celebrating Our Caring Crew
    Published On: Oct 02, 2023|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 1653|

    Holland America Line is known for providing award-winning personalized service thanks to our caring crew. Though we’re grateful every day for our incredible team, we want to take a moment during Customer Service Week – celebrated the first week of October – to thank our people from ship to shore for their time, talent and dedication to creating an ...

  • Post: Celebrate World Stroopwafel Day With A Mouthwatering Recipe
    Published On: Sep 29, 2023|Categories: What's New|Views: 833|

    Whether you warm it over a hot beverage, heat it in the microwave or dip it in your coffee, there’s something special about the stroopwafel. A popular Dutch treat, the stroopwafel is a round thin waffle cookie with two layers and caramel filling. In honor of World Stroopwafel Day on Sept. 30, we’re sharing one of our onboard recipes ...

  • Post: Introducing Holland America Line’s Global Fresh Fish Program
    Published On: Sep 20, 2023|Categories: Featured What's New, Industry, What's New|Views: 6917|

    Chef Morimoto Named Fresh Fish Ambassador Calling all seafood lovers! Holland America Line is serving a mouthwatering port-to-plate experience for guests through our new global fresh fish program beginning October 2023. That means you won’t just see the world from your doorstep when you cruise with us; you’ll taste it with fresh flavors, locally sourced ingredients and destination-inspired ...

  • Post: Catch Up With the Crew: Meet Step One Dance Company
    Published On: Sep 14, 2023|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 2125|

    When you cruise with Holland America Line, you’ll feel energized, uplifted and delighted by the sights, sounds and experiences of world-class entertainment. Breathtaking performances by our Step One Dance Company are just one example. When they take center stage, you’ll embark on a journey with them through fantasy, light and beautiful human emotion – all with incredible music and ...

  • Post: Catch Up With the Crew: Meet Lauren, Sports Director
    Published On: Sep 05, 2023|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 1203|

    Are you a sports enthusiast that enjoys a good game and friendly competition? Would you like to explore fun sports activities on a cruise ship, like pickleball, ping pong, shuffleboard and more? Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Holland America Line has plenty of onboard cruise activities to help you break a sweat and try something new, and ...