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Koningsdam Lookbook: A Sweet Selection of Staterooms & Suites

Koningsdam Lookbook: A Sweet Selection of Staterooms & Suites

All the buzz about Koningsdam’s staterooms has been focused on the new Family and Single stateroom categories — both a first for Holland America Line! The Family Staterooms can accommodate up to five people, while the Single Staterooms are perfect for the solo traveler. However, the ship also has several other stateroom categories, ranging from…   read more of “Koningsdam…”

The Beautiful Beaches of Mexico

The Beautiful Beaches of Mexico

Beautiful beaches can be found all over the world, and Mexico is no exception. We received these great photos from Heinz and Esther Kuster taken while they were in Mexico. For the upcoming Mexico-Hawaii season that starts in October, we’re adding longer cruises so there’s more time to see the sites and explore the culture…   read more of “The Beautiful…”

On Nieuw Amsterdam, the Rest is Green and Easy

On Nieuw Amsterdam, the Rest is Green and Easy

Special Blog Correspondent Rick Duval sent in this post about another one of HAL’s green initiatives. Holland America Line’s large commitment to environmentally-sound business is illustrated on the Nieuw Amsterdam in dozens of small ways – even down to the pillows in each stateroom. The 4,560 pillows for the ship’s 1,053 staterooms are filled with…   read more of “On Nieuw Amsterdam,…”

Lights On, Lights Off!

Lights On, Lights Off!

Just aboard! Did you know this cool fact about Nieuw Amsterdam? Your stateroom key card has to be in the slot for the lights to turn on – just like many eco-Euro hotels. Now, that is green cruising! Plus no more searching for your key! Here’s a pic with key in/lights on – notice the…   read more of “Lights On, Lights…”

Countdown Quiz #8: We Have a Winner!

In honor of the final days leading up to the launch of Nieuw Amsterdam, we’re having a fun quiz everyday for the last 10 days. Yesterday — Day 8 — we asked: QUESTION: How many Spa Staterooms will Nieuw Amsterdam’s have? The answer is 56 and the winners are Barb and Hans who both clocked…   read more of “Countdown Quiz #8:…”

Countdown Quiz: 8 Days to Go!

Countdown Quiz: 8 Days to Go!

Here is today’s quiz! Up for grabs is a fabulous package that includes a Nieuw Amsterdam Delft tile, Nieuw Amsterdam Delft commemorative plate and a luggage tag. The first person to answer the question correctly wins! Please submit your answers in the comments area below the post (do not e-mail them to the blog). We…   read more of “Countdown Quiz: 8…”