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Holland America Line Extends Temporary Pause of its Global Ship Operations Until June 30

Holland America Line Extends Temporary Pause of its Global Ship Operations Until June 30

Due to continued port closures including Canada’s cruise ship suspension until July 1 and other travel restrictions resulting from global health concerns, Holland America Line has made the decision to extend its pause of global cruise operations and cancel all sailings scheduled to depart through June 30, 2020. This includes Alaska, Canada/New England and Europe…   read more of “Holland America…”

Holland America Line Named Tops for Dining, Itineraries and Entertainment in 2019 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

Holland America Line Named Tops for Dining, Itineraries and Entertainment in 2019 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

Cruise Critic, the world’s largest cruise reviews site and online cruise community, announced the winners in its 2019 Editors’ Picks Awards in the United States and Australia. Holland America Line’s excellence was recognized in three categories: Best Dining and Best Itineraries in the United States and Best Entertainment in Australia. The Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks…   read more of “Holland America…”

My Mediterranean Cruise: ‘Rome: My European Home’

My Mediterranean Cruise: ‘Rome: My European Home’

When I visited Rome for the first time, in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed, I did all the research, devoured all the guidebooks, all the websites (it was also my first European trip, so the pressure was really on). The result of all this prep work was a set-in-stone, absolutely-can’t-miss list of five iconic Roman…   read more of “My Mediterranean…”

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…”