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What’s the Best Cruise to Book? Try One of These 8 Itineraries for a Dream Vacation

What’s the Best Cruise to Book? Try One of These 8 Itineraries for a Dream Vacation

It’s Black Friday in the United States, the day after Thanksgiving when consumers go out en masse to ramp up their holiday shopping. To celebrate this unofficial holiday, here is a list of the Top 8 cruises you should go out and book today — dream itineraries around the world that would make the ultimate…   read more of “What’s the…”

Last Chance to Take Advantage of ‘Explore4’ Savings: Oct. 31 Deadline

Last Chance to Take Advantage of ‘Explore4’ Savings: Oct. 31 Deadline

If you’re thinking about booking a 2015 or 2016 cruise and want to take advantage of the Explore4 savings, time is ticking and you have until Oct. 31, 2014, to make your reservation. Select sailings are eligible for the “Explore4” benefits that include a free Signature Beverage Package and free Pinnacle Grill dinner for guests…   read more of “Last Chance to Take…”

Alaska: The Ideal Destination for Everyone — Four Cruise Perspectives

Alaska: The Ideal Destination for Everyone — Four Cruise Perspectives

As the Alaska cruise season comes to an end, Holland America Line’s guests reflect on their journeys to “The Last Frontier.” From multigenerational family bonding to scenic solo cruising, plenty of travelers agreed that a trip to Alaska is an unforgettable experience. The company is the recognized leader in Alaska travel, celebrating 68 years exploring…   read more of “Alaska: The Ideal…”

What’s it Like to Sail Back-to-Back Grand Adventures? Meet an Avid HAL Cruiser

What’s it Like to Sail Back-to-Back Grand Adventures? Meet an Avid HAL Cruiser

President’s Club member and “World Adventure” blogger Jeff set sail on the 2014 Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage in September aboard ms Amsterdam. Jeff has more than 1,600 cruise day with Holland America Line and calls the ship his home away from home. Directly following this grand adventure, Jeff will stay onboard for the…   read more of “What’s it…”

HAL Kicks Off ‘National Cruise Vacation Week’ with Explore4 and Onboard Credits

HAL Kicks Off ‘National Cruise Vacation Week’ with Explore4 and Onboard Credits

Holland America Line is planning special promotions for CLIA Cruise Week which starts today, Oct. 6, and runs through Monday, Oct. 13. Organized by Cruise Lines International Association, the weeklong event features promotions and online opportunities to give consumers a perfect opportunity to book a cruise vacation while taking advantage of special savings. Throughout the…   read more of “HAL Kicks Off…”

Captain’s Log: Wildlife and Glaciers Exemplify Alaska Cruising

Captain’s Log: Wildlife and Glaciers Exemplify Alaska Cruising

Regular readers of the Holland America Blog might remember Captain Jonathan Mercer from ms Amsterdam’s 2014 Grand World Voyage cruise. Along the way he checked in from port to port with fabulous photos and stories of the journey. This summer the adventurous captain sailed Holland America Line Alaska itineraries and continued to write about it…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Lookbook: The Refurbished McKinley Chalet on Alaska Land+Sea Journeys

Lookbook: The Refurbished McKinley Chalet on Alaska Land+Sea Journeys

Holland America Line’s Land+Sea Journeys combine a three- to seven-night Holland America Line cruise with an overland adventure that includes a one,- two- or three-night stay at Denali National Park as a centerpiece of the Alaska experience. To enhance the program, Holland America Line acquired the McKinley Chalet Resort, a magnificent 68-acre hotel property on…   read more of “Lookbook: The…”

Cooking Classes and Demonstrations Whip Up Local Fare on Alaska Cruises

Cooking Classes and Demonstrations Whip Up Local Fare on Alaska Cruises

From “All About Salmon” to “Fresh From Alaska,” cooking classes and demonstrations in the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine, on Alaska cruises teach guests the finer side of local cuisine. Guests who participate in the “Flavors of the Northwest” cooking class learn how to prepare salmon several ways. This delicious local…   read more of “Cooking Classes and…”