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Half Moon Cay Wins Best Private Island for 20th Year in Porthole Cruise Magazine 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

Half Moon Cay Wins Best Private Island for 20th Year in Porthole Cruise Magazine 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

Holland America Line took home four Porthole Cruise Magazine 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards in areas that covered everything from onboard dining to shoreside experiences. For the 20th year, readers of Porthole — one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications — named Half Moon Cay as Best Private Island. Additional wins include Pinnacle Grill…   read more of “Half Moon Cay Wins…”

Cruise Diary: Caribbean Flavors and Other Delights on Nieuw Statendam

Cruise Diary: Caribbean Flavors and Other Delights on Nieuw Statendam

Georgina Cruz, a seasoned traveler and frequent Holland America Line guest who takes many of our Grand Voyages, recently enjoyed a 14-day Caribbean voyage on Nieuw Statendam where she indulged in the many culinary experiences on board and ashore. Bon appetit! Nieuw Statendam had dropped anchor at Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private island in…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Getting Married Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Getting Married Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Aaron Saunders of Ports & Bows on Canada.com recently got married on board Nieuw Amsterdam and wrote about it. He let us post about his wedding on the blog, and we’re thrilled to share the happy couple’s experience. Did you know you can get married at sea? I tied the knot in late July aboard…   read more of “Getting Married…”

Private Bahamian Island Half Moon Cay Welcomes Guests for a Day of Fun in the Sun

Private Bahamian Island Half Moon Cay Welcomes Guests for a Day of Fun in the Sun

This week Holland America Line’s private Bahamian island, Half Moon Cay, reopened and welcome two sister-brand ships. Carnival Ecstasy and Carnival Pride guests enjoyed the island’s gorgeous white-sand beaches, relaxed in private cabanas, checked out eateries like the Lobster Shack and even participated in an impromptu oceanside dance party. Holland America Line will begin calling…   read more of “Private Bahamian…”

Hurricane Dorian Update: Carnival Corp. Statement and Half Moon Cay

Hurricane Dorian Update: Carnival Corp. Statement and Half Moon Cay

CARNIVAL CORPORATION STATEMENT: Carnival Corporation’s President and CEO Arnold Donald posted the following statement regarding their support for the Bahamas: On behalf of all of us at Carnival Corporation and our cruise line brands, let me begin by saying our thoughts and prayers go out to the great people of The Bahamas — our friends…   read more of “Hurricane Dorian…”

Half Moon Cay: My Own Private Island

Half Moon Cay: My Own Private Island

I admit, when I first started traveling, my interests were pretty limited. I simply longed for a beautiful beach. This was before my introduction to Europe, before Asia, before South America and Alaska. I just wanted to find the most pristine sandy coves fronting the most luscious clear waters — and rank them. More than…   read more of “Half Moon Cay: My…”

#WorldSnorkelingDay: Five Excursions that Explore the Beauty Beneath the Surface

#WorldSnorkelingDay:  Five Excursions that Explore the Beauty Beneath the Surface

Today is World Snorkeling Day, and in honor of the special holiday we’re showcasing five of our favorite snorkeling excursions guests can experience on a Holland America Line cruise. From the idyllic Caribbean to breathtaking Hawaii, these specially selected tours allow guests to explore the beauty of some of the world’s most famed locales from…   read more of “#WorldSnorkelingDay:…”