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Category: Europe

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

While Holland America Line cruises are about relaxation and indulgence, they’re also about providing guests with an enriching travel experience. We want our guests to gain a deeper understanding of each destination’s unique culture so everyone can truly savor their journey. One undeniably authentic and enjoyable way to get to know a culture is by…   read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”

Lookbook: Cruising to Alaska, Europe & the Med with a Holland America Line Guest

Lookbook: Cruising to Alaska, Europe & the Med with a Holland America Line Guest

Holland America Line guest William Norton and his wife have been cruising with us for more than 15 years. During that time, they’ve taken many adventures around the globe, and William has captured them in beautiful photographs. If you’re not sure where you want to cruise, perhaps William’s photos will entice you toward one region…   read more of “Lookbook: Cruising…”

Culture Vulture? Visit these Unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Europe Cruises

Culture Vulture? Visit these Unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Europe Cruises

From a private island paradise to penguin-covered icebergs, Holland America Line takes our guests to some of the most exclusive locales in the world. Did you know that not only do we cruise to the most beautiful beaches, monuments and landscapes around the globe, but we also visit places of great cultural, historical and natural…   read more of “Culture Vulture?…”

New Top 10 Sailings Feature the Lowest Fares of the Season on Must-Do Cruises

New Top 10 Sailings Feature the Lowest Fares of the Season on Must-Do Cruises

Have you been following our Top 10 Sailings promotion? We started last month, and due to the overwhelming success we’re still going strong. Each week we feature 10 sailings with the lowest fares of the season. These rates make it even more affordable to experience some of the most amazing itineraries around the world. Here…   read more of “New Top 10 Sailings…”

Check it Out: Use Our ‘Destination Guides’ to Help You Plan Your Time in Port

Check it Out: Use Our ‘Destination Guides’ to Help You Plan Your Time in Port

Holland America Line’s partnership with AFAR, the leaders in experiential travel guides, is helping cruisers dream, plan, choose and prepare for the perfect cruise vacation. By creating comprehensive Destination Guides that are found on our website, AFAR is able to provide recommendations tailored to our guests’ itineraries and interests for our ports of call and…   read more of “Check it Out: Use…”

Koningsdam Guests Enjoy an Exclusive Event at World-Renowned Rijksmuseum

Koningsdam Guests Enjoy an Exclusive Event at World-Renowned Rijksmuseum

Holland America Line guests on Koningsdam’s Christening cruise were treated to once-in-a-lifetime events and surprises — from the Dedication Ceremony featuring the ship’s royal Godmother Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to extravagant dinners and special keepsakes. On the last night of the cruise, guests were treated to a night at the world-famous Rijksmuseum…   read more of “Koningsdam Guests…”

11 Memorable Highlights on a Cruise to Northern Europe

11 Memorable Highlights on a Cruise to Northern Europe

Holland America Line cruises to destinations across the globe to bring cruisers the most authentic, enriching and memorable travel experiences possible. One of these destinations is Europe, and while most people’s minds instantly jump to the Mediterranean, there’s another region of this enticing continent that is not to be overlooked. Northern Europe features diverse and…   read more of “11 Memorable…”