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History of the Panama Canal: Part 1

History of the Panama Canal: Part 1

It’s Panama Canal week! Transiting the Panama Canal is one of the greatest spectacles in travel. The man-made marvel is on the bucket list of many travelers, as it presents a grand adventure from an historical, cultural and pictorial perspective. Are you thinking about taking one of our exciting Panama Canal cruises? Let us share…   read more of “History of the…”

What’s Our Most Popular Caribbean Port?

What’s Our Most Popular Caribbean Port?

You guessed it! Half Moon Cay, our private island, continues to be rated our most popular Caribbean port. How can you get there to experience it for yourself? Holland America Line’s warm-water cruises in the Atlantic offer diversity in length and destinations, with cruises from seven days to Collectors’ Voyages up to 35 days, and…   read more of “What’s Our…”

Sun and Fun at Puerto Vallarta

Sun and Fun at Puerto Vallarta

Thanks to guests Siemon and Anca Ant for sending in this photo taken at Puerto Vallarta during their cruise on Westerdam.

Half Moon Cay … A Return To Paradise

Half Moon Cay … A Return To Paradise

Journalist Georgina Cruz recently sailed on Zuiderdam and sent in this great post about her call at Half Moon Cay. Somewhere, the mind knows intuitively, there is an island as easy as Sunday morning, as cool as a tropical fruit sorbet, and as fun as the playgrounds of our youth. Fortunate travelers find it at…   read more of “Half Moon Cay…”

40th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated Aboard Zuiderdam

40th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated Aboard Zuiderdam

Thanks to passenger Mary Ann Crossno for sharing with us pictures from her 40th wedding anniversary celebrated aboard Zuiderdam. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows ceremony, conducted by Captain Chris Turner, on a 10-day Panama Canal cruise aboard the Zuiderdam. My dear husband surprised me by buying a tux for…   read more of “40th Wedding…”

Celebrating Special Moments with HAL, Part 1

Celebrating Special Moments with HAL, Part 1

Our Facebook fans sent us photos of their on-board celebrations. We received some great images! Thanks for sharing your special moments with us. Jim and I celebrated our joint retirement on board the ms Statendam in November/December 2012 by cruising through the Panama Canal and then off to the Hawaiian and French Polynesian Islands. A…   read more of “Celebrating Special…”