Hawaii is the world’s most isolated archipelago, further from other inhabited places than any other. The state is made up of eight major islands and 124 minor islands — many of which have a mass of less than 3 sq. miles! Holland America Line destination Hilo is located on The Big Island. The natural beauty… read more of “Port Spotlight:…”
A cruise to Hawaii has it all … beautiful ports of call, tropical weather, powdery beaches, lush scenery, exciting volcanoes overflowing with lava, culture, history and more. Not to mention those delicious fruity drinks! There truly is something for everyone on a cruise to this island chain-paradise. Guests can choose a Circle Hawaii itinerary beginning… read more of “Catch the Spirit of…”
As colder weather approaches, it’s time for some of the ships to start repositioning to their winter homes. Recently Zuiderdam, Westerdam and Statendam said good-bye to Alaska before heading to the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii/South Pacific, respectively. Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh sent in photos of Westerdam at Vancouver, B.C., taken from his ship, Statendam…. read more of “Farewell Alaska:…”
The 75-day “Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage” is underway aboard ms Amsterdam, and it’s going to feature a whole lot more than beautiful ports, tantalizing cuisine and award-winning service. Holland America Line has added guest chefs, guest speakers and local entertainment in several ports as part of the “On Location” program. To enrich the… read more of “Exciting Lecturers…”
Holland America Line recently asked guests what they considered essential when cruising, and it comes as no surprise that a good book was on the list for many. Whether sipping a cocktail at Half Moon Cay or a latte at Explorations Cafe, a book makes an excellent travel companion. For that reason, HAL hosts a… read more of “Join HAL’s…”
By Jordan Burchette, a Los Angeles-based writer and presenter who has done work for CNN.com and Popular Science. Photos courtesy of guest Sharon Johnson. With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around… read more of “On Location’s…”
Thanks to HAL guest Mira for sending in beautiful photos that were taken on various cruises with Zaandam, Veendam and Nieuw Amsterdam.
Thanks to Mariner William Cowart for sending int his sweet photo taken aboard one of his many voyages! This is among my wonderful memories of our cruise to Antarctica. We have had 13 cruises with Holland America from Norway to Hawaii twice and Alaska twice.