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Learn to Cook Like a Local on These Five Hands-On Culinary Shore Excursions

Learn to Cook Like a Local on These Five Hands-On Culinary Shore Excursions

Tomorrow is #NationalCookingDay, and the world’s most renowned gastronomic hot spots can be discovered on a Holland America Line cruise. What better way to immerse yourself in a new destination than with an authentic culinary tour and hands-on cooking experience. Explore food, wine and culture on an amazing culinary-themed shore excursion in partnership with FOOD…   read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”

Holland America Line Sets Sail for Alaska on First Cruise from Seattle

Holland America Line Sets Sail for Alaska on First Cruise from Seattle

This past weekend, after an 16-month pause of operations, Holland America Line returned to service! Nieuw Amsterdam arrived at Port of Seattle earlier in the week to get ready for a Saturday departure to Alaska. Holland America Line President Gus Antorcha, Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald and Princess Cruises President Jan Swartz all…   read more of “Holland America…”

Alaska’s Beautiful Ketchikan: My Hometown

Alaska’s Beautiful Ketchikan: My Hometown

The one word that describes Alaska to me is “home.” I was born and raised in Ketchikan. In the early days of cruise ship visits, one of the pioneering lines was Alaska Cruise Lines, later to become Westours, Inc., which years later merged with Holland America Line. But that is another story. And all this…   read more of “Alaska’s…”

Holland America Line Pauses All Alaska Cruises Sailing Roundtrip from Seattle Scheduled to Depart in June 2021

Holland America Line Pauses All Alaska Cruises Sailing Roundtrip from Seattle Scheduled to Depart in June 2021

Holland America Line has announced it is extending its pause of cruise operations to now include all June 2021 roundtrip sailings to Alaska from Seattle, Washington. This includes six cruises on Eurodam and Oosterdam with a call at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. At this time, Alaska cruises sailing roundtrip from Seattle departing in July and…   read more of “Holland America…”

You Can Still Experience Alaska This Summer with Holland America Line Land Vacations

You Can Still Experience Alaska This Summer with Holland America Line Land Vacations

For those ready to travel again, there’s no better place to start than Alaska, offering opportunities for travelers to see glaciers up close, spot bucket-list wildlife, explore national parks and see Denali – North America’s tallest mountain. This summer, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises offer many ways for travelers to experience Alaska through Gray…   read more of “You Can Still…”

World Wildlife Day: These Top 5 Tours Offer Incredible Animal Experiences

World Wildlife Day: These Top 5 Tours Offer Incredible Animal Experiences

March 3 is designated World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. On any Holland America Line cruise, shore excursions showcase regional wildlife and flora in a variety of ways. From a natural encounter in the wild to visiting a sanctuary for rescued animals, guests seeking interactions can…   read more of “World Wildlife Day:…”