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10 Must-Do Cruise Shore Excursions for Fans of Music and the Arts

10 Must-Do Cruise Shore Excursions for Fans of Music and the Arts

Friedrich Nietzsche said, “without music, life would be a mistake,” but luckily for travelers on a Holland America Line cruise, they will be surrounded by it. Music is one of the most memorable facets to cruising with Holland America Line. From incredible onboard performances at the different show lounges and theaters like the B.B. King’s…   read more of “10 Must-Do Cruise…”

Five Prinsendam Cruises That Sail an Unusual Course to Incredible Locales

Five Prinsendam Cruises That Sail an Unusual Course to Incredible Locales

Holland America Line cruises circle the globe visiting all seven continents. From the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, Alaska to Australia, the ships explore every major destination. While ports like Sydney, Australia; Venice, Italy; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are well-known cruise calls, did you know there are many destinations we visit that are “off the…   read more of “Five Prinsendam…”

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Visit These 8 Unique Lighthouses on a HAL Cruise

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Visit These 8 Unique Lighthouses on a HAL Cruise

Today is National Lighthouse Day, a day that honors the beacon of light that, for hundreds of years, has symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea. On this day in 1789, U.S. President George Washington signed an act passed by the First Congress to protect explorers. Today, lighthouses not only mark the…   read more of “It’s…”

Princess Margriet Helps Celebrate ms Rotterdam’s 100th Call at Rotterdam

Princess Margriet Helps Celebrate ms Rotterdam’s 100th Call at Rotterdam

Holland America Line’s ms Rotterdam sailed into the Port of Rotterdam for its milestone 100th call Saturday, July 4, 2015. Rotterdam’s godmother, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, attended the shipboard festivities that included a welcoming concert in the terminal by a local choir, special luncheon and performance by Dutch singer and winner of “The Voice…   read more of “Princess Margriet…”

Crave Art & Culture? Six Must-Do Museums on a Europe Cruise

Crave Art & Culture? Six Must-Do Museums on a Europe Cruise

Holland America Line’s cruises to Europe feature some of the most interesting and exciting cities in the world. Europe and its many regions are famous for many reasons, particularly the vast amount of art and culture found in nearly every port. Almost anywhere you call at during a Europe cruise will feature a museum and…   read more of “Crave Art &…”

Top Five Reasons to Cruise on a Holland America Line Collectors’ Voyage

Top Five Reasons to Cruise on a Holland America Line Collectors’ Voyage

Are you a port or destinations collector? Do you like longer journeys? What about relaxing days at sea? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, Holland America Line’s Collectors’ Voyages are the perfect cruise travel option. The Collectors’ Voyages are combined back-to-back itineraries that enable cruisers to visit more areas in…   read more of “Top Five Reasons to…”