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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…”

Celebrate the World of Art on a Holland America Line Cruise with Onboard Galleries, Rijksmuseum and EXC Tours

Celebrate the World of Art on a Holland America Line Cruise with Onboard Galleries, Rijksmuseum and EXC Tours

Today is International Artists Day, and Holland America Line has a lot to celebrate surrounding this day. From our incredible partnership with Rijksmuseum and our museum-focused EXC Tours to our new partnership with ArtLink and the thought-provoking art adorning our ships, art is at the heart of the Holland America Line experience ARTLINK Guests can…   read more of “Celebrate the World…”

#WineTourismDay: Five Shore Excursions That Will Take You on a Journey of Worldly Wines

#WineTourismDay: Five Shore Excursions That Will Take You on a Journey of Worldly Wines

Are you a wine aficionado or simply a connoisseur of expanding your horizons? With the rise of wine’s popularity, Holland America Line continues to foster a love of wine among our guests with our BLEND experience where guests make their own blend of red wine, as well as through our partnership with our Wine Curator…   read more of “#WineTourismDay:…”

Visit One of the World’s Greatest Mysteries on Our Iconic Events ‘Stonehenge Solstice’ Cruise

Visit One of the World’s Greatest Mysteries on Our Iconic Events ‘Stonehenge Solstice’ Cruise

For centuries, historians and archaeologists have been puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect. Stonehenge has been called the “world’s most famous prehistoric monument” and has become a key fixture on many traveler’s bucket lists. One of the most special and popular…   read more of “Visit One of the…”