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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:…”

Holland America Line Named Number One in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Holland America Line Named Number One in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Holland America Line claimed the top spot as the favorite cruise line for sailings to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, and the Panama Canal and Central America in Cruise Critics’ 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destinations Awards. The premium cruise line also took home honors in five additional destination categories for its private island, Half Moon Cay, and…   read more of “Holland America…”

Showing Off our Stars and Stripes! Cruise Across America From our U.S. Homeports

Showing Off our Stars and Stripes! Cruise Across America From our U.S. Homeports

Tomorrow is July 4th! In honor of America’s Independence Day, we’re showing you how can “cruise” across our great nation by embarking on sailings from seven of our U.S. homeports. Whether you’re onboard or ashore, we hope you have a fun and festive holiday! ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and is one of…   read more of “Showing Off our…”

Holland America Line Receives Five 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine

Holland America Line Receives Five 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine

Porthole Cruise Magazine recently announced their 2018 Readers’ Choice awards, and we are proud to say that Holland America Line took home five! Readers of Porthole, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications, recognized our cruise line in areas that covered everything from top shoreside experiences to onboard facilities. Holland America Line won…   read more of “Holland America…”