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Celebrate National Rum Day with a FOOD & WINE Shore Excursion in the Caribbean

Celebrate National Rum Day with a FOOD & WINE Shore Excursion in the Caribbean

Happy National Rum Day! Celebrated annually on August 16, the holiday honors the distilled clear beverage which is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice. While the sweet spirit originated in Papua New Guinea, the beverage has become tied to the sunny Caribbean islands. In celebration of the holiday, we’re…   read more of “Celebrate National…”

#WorldSnorkelingDay: Five Excursions that Explore the Beauty Beneath the Surface

#WorldSnorkelingDay:  Five Excursions that Explore the Beauty Beneath the Surface

Today is World Snorkeling Day, and in honor of the special holiday we’re showcasing five of our favorite snorkeling excursions guests can experience on a Holland America Line cruise. From the idyllic Caribbean to breathtaking Hawaii, these specially selected tours allow guests to explore the beauty of some of the world’s most famed locales from…   read more of “#WorldSnorkelingDay:…”

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…”

Celebrate the Season on Nearly 40 Holland America Line Holiday Cruises in December 2019

Celebrate the Season on  Nearly 40 Holland America Line Holiday Cruises in December 2019

Holland America Line’s Holiday Cruises are designed to immerse guests in the joys of the season with a relaxing, entertaining and stress-free vacation. In December 2019, travelers looking to get away for the holidays will have a choice of more than 20 cruises in late December, as well as 17 Collectors’ Voyages that combine non-repeating,…   read more of “Celebrate the…”

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…”

New Food & Wine Tours Served Up in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America

New Food & Wine Tours Served Up in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America

Holland America Line guests hungry for more culinary adventures ashore can satisfy their appetite with 30 new FOOD & WINE shore excursions throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America that showcase the bold flavors of the region. Developed in partnership with FOOD & WINE magazine, Holland America Line guests can now choose from nearly 100…   read more of “New Food &…”

Recipe: Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s Butter Poached Maine Lobster from his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Recipe: Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s Butter Poached Maine Lobster from his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Holland America Line’s Master Chef and Culinary Council Chairman Rudi Sodamin recently sailed to the Caribbean aboard Nieuw Statendam for his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise. While onboard, Rudi led a cooking demonstration, question & answer session and hosted his Chef’s Table Dinner at Rudi’s Sel De Mer, his namesake dining venue. During his cooking…   read more of “Recipe: Master Chef…”