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Kids Sail Free on All Holland America Line 2020 Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England Cruises

Kids Sail Free on All Holland America Line 2020 Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England Cruises

National Family Day is just around the corner, and Holland America Line is offering a new Who’s in Your Crew? promotion that makes taking a cruise to Alaska next summer an exceptionally affordable family vacation. From Sept. 16-26, 2019, kids will sail free when booked on a 2020 Alaska, Europe and Canada & New England…   read more of “Kids Sail Free on…”

Celebrate #NationalBeerLovers Day with Beer-centric Shore Excursions Around the World

Celebrate #NationalBeerLovers Day with Beer-centric Shore Excursions Around the World

September 7 is #NationalBeerLoversDay! It is celebrated annually to acknowledge one of the world’s most beloved refreshments and to honor those who appreciate it most. Beer is enjoyed worldwide and created in countries around the globe. Holland America Line offers international, top-rated shore excursions for beer lovers no matter where they land on the map….   read more of “Celebrate…”

Living the Dream in Santorini

Living the Dream in Santorini

I’ve been to Santorini several times, so I can’t pretend I’m a stranger to this singularly beautiful and unlikely island. So the first thing I do is something I’ve heard about but have never done: explore Ammoudi Beach, which rests far below a white windmill in the iconic village of Oia. (Don’t worry, I will…   read more of “Living the Dream in…”

Amsterdam: An Appetite for Art

Amsterdam: An Appetite for Art

For dinner, I have art. And caviar. And lobster. After two days of looking in appreciation at Amsterdam’s finest paintings, sculptures and antiques, I decide to carry on the theme. That means heading to the artiest restaurant I know in the city, RED. Earlier in the day, I was on Spiegelgracht — known as “Art…   read more of “Amsterdam: An…”

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…”