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Holland America Line Named Number One in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Holland America Line Named Number One in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Holland America Line claimed the top spot as the favorite cruise line for sailings to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, and the Panama Canal and Central America in Cruise Critics’ 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destinations Awards. The premium cruise line also took home honors in five additional destination categories for its private island, Half Moon Cay, and…   read more of “Holland America…”

Showing Off our Stars and Stripes! Cruise Across America From our U.S. Homeports

Showing Off our Stars and Stripes! Cruise Across America From our U.S. Homeports

Tomorrow is July 4th! In honor of America’s Independence Day, we’re showing you how can “cruise” across our great nation by embarking on sailings from seven of our U.S. homeports. Whether you’re onboard or ashore, we hope you have a fun and festive holiday! ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and is one of…   read more of “Showing Off our…”

Happy Canada Day! Explore Canada from Coast to Coast on a Variety of Shore Excursions

Happy Canada Day! Explore Canada from Coast to Coast on a Variety of Shore Excursions

Today is Canada Day, and in honor of the holiday we’re highlighting how you can explore this vast and beautiful country with Holland America Line’s shore excursions on cruises to Alaska, Canada & New England and Pacific Coast. QUINTESSENTIAL QUEBEC If you want to feel like you’re visiting France without the jet lag, then during…   read more of “Happy Canada Day!…”

Dog Sledding on a Glacier is an Unforgettable Excursion in Alaska

Dog Sledding on a Glacier is an Unforgettable Excursion in Alaska

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…   read more of “Dog Sledding on a…”

Celebrating the Grand Opening of Our 99-Room Addition at McKinley Chalet Resort in Alaska

Celebrating the Grand Opening of Our 99-Room Addition at McKinley Chalet Resort in Alaska

Holland America Line held a grand opening ceremony for its new luxury guest accommodations at McKinley Chalet Resort Friday, June 14. Officially dedicating the new Ridge View building that opened for the 2019 Alaska cruise season, the ribbon-cutting celebration was attended by Arnold Donald, Carnival Corporation and plc president and CEO; Stein Kruse, chief executive…   read more of “Celebrating the…”

Alaska Cruise Highlights: Glacier Bay

Alaska Cruise Highlights: Glacier Bay

I didn’t expect the color of Glacier Bay to be so vivid. It’s darker than Caribbean green, but just short of forest green. And I didn’t expect the ripples on the surface to be so distinct. What I’m looking at on my summer Alaska cruise is a spectacular study in texture, within a narrow range…   read more of “Alaska Cruise…”

New ‘Up-Close Exploring’ Shore Excursion Introduced in Hubbard Glacier

New ‘Up-Close Exploring’ Shore Excursion Introduced in Hubbard Glacier

Alaska offers unrivaled scenery and adventure among its narrow fjords, rugged mountains and verdant forests. Glaciers loom over the sea like towers of blue ice while migrating whales can be spotted surfacing to exhale jets of spray. Whether it’s cruising in Glacier Bay to Margerie Glacier, in Tracy Arm to the Twin Sawyer Glaciers, or…   read more of “New ‘Up-Close…”

Ports of Alaska: Ketchikan and Juneau

Ports of Alaska: Ketchikan and Juneau

It would be difficult to imagine a more quintessential Alaskan port town than Ketchikan, with the docks of its downtown hanging over the Tongass Narrows on one side and 3,001-foot Deer Mountain tucking it in on the other. Dense forest rises above the colorful architecture of the streets that sit behind Front Street. The buildings…   read more of “Ports of Alaska:…”