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#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…”

Extend Your ‘Endless Summer’ With a Visit to Holland America Line’s Private Island Paradise

Extend Your ‘Endless Summer’ With a Visit to Holland America Line’s Private Island Paradise

Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas, is the highest rated private island experience in the region, having been named Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Best Private Island for 17 consecutive years and Best Private Island in Travel Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Awards. While the Caribbean is full of tropical wonders, there’s nothing…   read more of “Extend Your…”

Half Moon Cay Fact & Lore: A Natural Place

Half Moon Cay Fact & Lore: A Natural Place

Did you know that as part of the sale agreement, Holland America Line promised to maintain the vast majority of Half Moon Cay as a nature preserve and wild bird sanctuary? This wild area is of “extreme importance” as a bird sanctuary, especially for nesting seabirds, according to leading Bahamian conservationists. The lagoon is an…   read more of “Half Moon Cay Fact…”

Fact & Lore of Half Moon Cay: The History

Fact & Lore of Half Moon Cay: The History

Half Moon Cay is Holland America Line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas. Know for its pristine beaches, abundance of family-friendly activities, private villas and cabanas, and unparalleled beauty, there’s a reason why it’s our most popular port in the Caribbean. This series of “Fact & Lore” blog posts about Half Moon Cay takes you…   read more of “Fact & Lore of…”