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Holland America Line’s Summer Menus Feature Locally Inspired Dishes and Regional Flavors

Holland America Line’s Summer Menus Feature Locally Inspired Dishes and Regional Flavors

A cruise with Holland America Line means an in-depth, immersive experience of the various locales you’re visiting — both on board and ashore. From shore excursions to Explorations Central, we aim to provide guests with an authentic experience unlike anything else, and that includes bringing the destination to the ship through regionally inspired cuisine. This…   read more of “Holland America…”

Volcanoes, Fjords and Waterfalls, Oh My! Discover the Natural Wonders of the World on a Cruise

Volcanoes, Fjords and Waterfalls, Oh My! Discover the Natural Wonders of the World on a Cruise

The world is full of breathtaking natural wonders, from imposing glaciers to magical waterfalls. Some are best experienced from the deck of a cruise ship, while others can be explored on a memorable shore excursion. Here are five amazing tours that showcase beautiful and camera-worthy natural phenomenon around the globe. VOLCANOES: HAWAII The Hawaiian Islands…   read more of “Volcanoes, Fjords…”

My Mediterranean Cruise: Pizza and Pompeii

My Mediterranean Cruise: Pizza and Pompeii

Pizza is serious business in Naples, and serious business to me. The oft-told story — about Naples, not about me — goes like this: In 1889, to celebrate Queen Margherita’s visit to Naples, a Neapolitan pizzaiolo was commissioned to create a special honorary pizza. The Queen loved it. That’s the origin story of the pizza…   read more of “My Mediterranean…”

These Four Excursions in Dublin Make For an Unforgettably Tasty St. Patrick’s Day

These Four Excursions in Dublin Make For an Unforgettably Tasty St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day has become a worldwide festival of all things Irish, and Holland America Line brings the celebration on board with green decorations and Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s delicious corned beef and cabbage in the Dining Room. In addition to the onboard celebrations, Holland America Line offers shore excursions in Dublin — the capital…   read more of “These Four…”

Barcelona: After My Cruise

Barcelona: After My Cruise

Within the first few minutes of being in Barcelona after disembarking from my Holland America Line cruise, I learn two important things: a new word — chamfered — and the immediate sense that this is a city that wants to be seen. When a building on an intersection has a chamfered corner, that means its…   read more of “Barcelona: After My…”

Six Holland America Line Ships Set to Explore the Multicultural Mosaic of Europe in 2020

Six Holland America Line Ships Set to Explore the Multicultural Mosaic of Europe in 2020

Whether you’re looking to explore the fjords of Norway, castles of the British Isles, flavors of Italy or beaches of Greece, in 2020 we’re featuring six ships in Europe that will allow you to discover a wide range of ports and regions. Anchored by the return of Nieuw Amsterdam to the Mediterranean, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam,…   read more of “Six Holland America…”

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

“I travel to feel the ancient intangibles and hear the whispers of history.” – Elise Abeth. For some, wanderlust is driven by adventure or the arts, while others are passionate about discovering the rich history found in every corner of the globe. Whether it’s an ancient temple, citadel or library, Holland America Line offers an…   read more of “Step Back in Time…”

Welcome to the Fleet! Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam

Welcome to the Fleet! Holland America Line Takes Delivery of Nieuw Statendam

Holland America Line took delivery of Nieuw Statendam yesterday, officially making it the 15th ship in the fleet. A hand-over ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera, Italy, shipyard, and Nieuw Statendam will set sail for Venice today en route to Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, for its Premiere Voyage with guests departing Dec. 5. The delivery was…   read more of “Welcome to the…”