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News Release: Holland America Line to Sail 124 Alaska Voyages in 2015

News Release: Holland America Line to Sail 124 Alaska Voyages in 2015

Seattle, Wash., March 9, 2015 — Holland America Line is making exciting changes to its 2015 Alaska cruise season, including moving ms Noordam to the region and positioning ms Statendam exclusively on 14-day itineraries roundtrip from Seattle.

Beer Tastings, Rum Tours and More

Beer Tastings, Rum Tours and More

On a recent visit to Dublin, Ireland, Rotterdam’s bar team went to the Guinness Brewery and Jameson Distillery to learn more about the beverages they serve onboard. Passengers have the opportunity to visit these places, too, during a call at Dublin on the A Taste of Dublin: The Guinness Experience and the A Taste of…   read more of “Beer Tastings, Rum…”

Captain’s Log: A Good Year for Salmon

Captain’s Log: A Good Year for Salmon

A somewhat delayed post this week, mainly due to a change of itinerary and some considerable time on the bridge; this not due to the change, more to do with the weather, insomuch we have experienced reduced visibility on a number of occasions. I’m pleased to say that this did not detract from guests’ enjoyment,…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Cruising with Kids … and Grandkids

Cruising with Kids … and Grandkids

Multigenerational travel continues to be on the rise, with more families taking cruise vacations together. Parents and kids, grandparents and grandkids, and grandparents, parents and grandkids … and aunts, uncles and cousins! Journalist Cynthia Boal Janssens recently took a cruise on ms Oosterdam with her family and blogged about it for All Things Cruise. Here…   read more of “Cruising with Kids…”

Cool Cocktails to Celebrate Alaska

Cool Cocktails to Celebrate Alaska

Every region has cocktails that speak to the experiences and flavors of the area. Here are two drinks that we serve onboard that remind us of Alaska. One is hearty and rich, while the other is light and fruity. Enjoy! Icy Bourbon Mint Yield: 1 cocktail Ingredients: .75 oz White creme de mint .75 oz…   read more of “Cool Cocktails to…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Learn to Capture Alaska Like a Pro

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Learn to Capture Alaska Like a Pro

Statendam’s Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh is an avid photographer, and his photos are stunners. If you want to learn how to take photos like Bert, Holland America Line offers informative Digital Workshops powered by Windows on board. Guests can take classes such as “Understanding the basics of your digital camera,” “Edit your cruise photos,”…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Skagway: White Pass Railway

Skagway: White Pass Railway

We can’t go through Alaska week without mentioning one of our favorite ports, Skagway. Skagua means windy place, but there is a lot more to this scenic Alaskan borough. One of the more popular attractions is the historic White Pass Railway. Also known as “the Scenic Railway of the World,” beauty awaits on this journey…   read more of “Skagway: White Pass…”

Be an Alaskan for a Day!

Be an Alaskan for a Day!

When you cruise to Alaska, there are a lot of fun opportunities to become immersed in the Alaska culture beyond glacier trekking and flightseeing. For guests who really want to see what it’s like to be an Alaskan, Holland America Line offers a diverse selection of active and interesting shore excursions that include adventures such…   read more of “Be an Alaskan for a…”