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Antarctica By The Numbers: Cruise to This Elusive Continent

Antarctica By The Numbers: Cruise to This Elusive Continent

A journey to Antarctica is one few have made, but many dream about. With a Holland America Line cruise, that dream can easily become a reality. Antarctica is a destination of superlatives, with words like “biggest,” “largest” and “coldest” often used when speaking about the world’s most remote continent. The breathtaking scenic beauty, remote locale…   read more of “Antarctica By The…”

Cruise Port Spotlight: Sizzling & Sultry Rio de Janeiro Offers an Array of Sights

Cruise Port Spotlight: Sizzling & Sultry Rio de Janeiro Offers an Array of Sights

Every year, people from all over the world make their way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Holland America Line cruises that explore South America. But just what is it about this city that people find so intriguing? Is it the diverse landscape of lush, green mountains overlooking white, sandy beaches? Or the unusual juxtaposition…   read more of “Cruise Port…”

10 Must-Do Cruise Shore Excursions for Fans of Music and the Arts

10 Must-Do Cruise Shore Excursions for Fans of Music and the Arts

Friedrich Nietzsche said, “without music, life would be a mistake,” but luckily for travelers on a Holland America Line cruise, they will be surrounded by it. Music is one of the most memorable facets to cruising with Holland America Line. From incredible onboard performances at the different show lounges and theaters like the B.B. King’s…   read more of “10 Must-Do Cruise…”

Five Prinsendam Cruises That Sail an Unusual Course to Incredible Locales

Five Prinsendam Cruises That Sail an Unusual Course to Incredible Locales

Holland America Line cruises circle the globe visiting all seven continents. From the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, Alaska to Australia, the ships explore every major destination. While ports like Sydney, Australia; Venice, Italy; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are well-known cruise calls, did you know there are many destinations we visit that are “off the…   read more of “Five Prinsendam…”

Are Seeing Penguins on Your Bucket List? Take These Tours Down South

Are Seeing Penguins on Your Bucket List? Take These Tours Down South

Holland America Line cruises travel all over the world, and some of the most unique and exciting shore excursions are the many wildlife tours highlighting native species unique to an area. If you’re cruising to South America or Australia and New Zealand, keep your eyes peeled for an adorable little bird unique to the South…   read more of “Are Seeing Penguins…”

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Visit These 8 Unique Lighthouses on a HAL Cruise

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Visit These 8 Unique Lighthouses on a HAL Cruise

Today is National Lighthouse Day, a day that honors the beacon of light that, for hundreds of years, has symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea. On this day in 1789, U.S. President George Washington signed an act passed by the First Congress to protect explorers. Today, lighthouses not only mark the…   read more of “It’s…”