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Rudi’s Recipes: Sel de Mer’s Salt Crusted Branzino with Tarragon Beurre Fondu

Rudi’s Recipes: Sel de Mer’s Salt Crusted Branzino with Tarragon Beurre Fondu

Holland America Line cruises offer many enriching activities, and among the favorites are the cooking demos in the Culinary Arts Center. Guests have the opportunity to watch visiting celebrity chefs or the ship’s own experts prepare and execute delicious dishes. At the end of each demo, attendees get to leave with their own recipe card…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

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Relax, Refresh and Unwind: Pampering Yourself on a Holland America Line Cruise

Relax, Refresh and Unwind: Pampering Yourself on a Holland America Line Cruise

A cruise with Holland America Line is the ultimate retreat. As you indulge in exquisite cuisine, exceptional entertainment and once-in-a-lifetime destinations, it becomes clear that our main focus is you. Every aspect of our cruises is geared toward making your vacation unforgettable, however these activities and services are specifically designed to have you feeling and…   read more of “Relax, Refresh and…”

Exclusive ‘BBC Earth Experiences’ Rolling Out Across the Holland America Line Fleet

Exclusive ‘BBC Earth Experiences’ Rolling Out Across the Holland America Line Fleet

Guests on Holland America Line ships can now experience more of the world’s natural wonders, test their knowledge of our planet and participate in some family-friendly competition through the cruise line’s exclusive partnership with BBC Earth. These unique performances and interactive programs currently are available on Koningsdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, Oosterdam, Zuiderdam and Eurodam and will…   read more of “Exclusive ‘BBC…”

Lookbook: What is Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center All About?

Lookbook: What is Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center All About?

While many of you are certainly aware of Holland America Line’s award-winning Culinary Arts Centers onboard, did you know that on Koningsdam the experience is taken to a whole new level as a dining venue? While all of the ships feature Culinary Arts Center programming and a show kitchen for cooking demonstrations, hands-on classes and…   read more of “Lookbook: What is…”

Must-Do Shore Excursions for First-Time Visitors on a Baltic Cruise

Must-Do Shore Excursions for First-Time Visitors on a Baltic Cruise

Holland America Line’s Baltic cruises take guests back in time to an era where Vikings roamed and czars reigned. The capital cities of northern Europe are filled with storied palaces and quaint Old Towns. Cities like St. Petersburg, Russia, and Berlin, Germany, are some of the most historically and culturally rich in the world. Helsinki,…   read more of “Must-Do Shore…”

It’s National Breakfast Month! Start Your Day with Holland America Line’s Top Options

It’s National Breakfast Month! Start Your Day with Holland America Line’s Top Options

September is National Breakfast Month, celebrating what some feel is the most important meal. We tend to think any opportunity for a delicious dish on a Holland America Line cruise is worth taking but we do believe that breakfast can set the tone for the rest of your day. Whether you’re gearing up for an…   read more of “It’s National…”

Transatlantic Cruises Offer Perfect Combination of Unique Ports & Relaxing Sea Days

Transatlantic Cruises Offer Perfect Combination of Unique Ports & Relaxing Sea Days

Winter is coming, and just not in Westeros (for all you Game of Thrones fans!). That means the Caribbean is heating up to usher in warmer weather for those guests who are getting ready to face chilly temps and snow. Across the fleet Holland America Line ships are preparing to reposition from their summer homes…   read more of “Transatlantic…”