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Learn to Cook Like a Local on These Five Hands-On Culinary Shore Excursions

Learn to Cook Like a Local on These Five Hands-On Culinary Shore Excursions

Tomorrow is #NationalCookingDay, and the world’s most renowned gastronomic hot spots can be discovered on a Holland America Line cruise. What better way to immerse yourself in a new destination than with an authentic culinary tour and hands-on cooking experience. Explore food, wine and culture on an amazing culinary-themed shore excursion in partnership with FOOD…   read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”

World Cruise Delights: European Ports

World Cruise Delights: European Ports

Georgina Cruz, a seasoned traveler and frequent Holland America Line guest who takes many of our Grand Voyages, recently wrapped up the Grand World Voyage aboard Amsterdam. Wondering if our Grand Voyages are your dream getaway? Read below for her last installment that provides a glimpse into her unforgettable vacation! After enjoying a Polynesian sojourn,…   read more of “World Cruise…”

Visit One of the World’s Greatest Mysteries on Our Iconic Events ‘Stonehenge Solstice’ Cruise

Visit One of the World’s Greatest Mysteries on Our Iconic Events ‘Stonehenge Solstice’ Cruise

For centuries, historians and archaeologists have been puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect. Stonehenge has been called the “world’s most famous prehistoric monument” and has become a key fixture on many traveler’s bucket lists. One of the most special and popular…   read more of “Visit One of the…”

Step Into a Piece of Shakespeare’s World with a Signature Experience in Copenhagen

Step Into a Piece of Shakespeare’s World with a Signature Experience in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a can’t-miss destination when exploring the Baltic Sea on a cruise with Holland America Line. The city’s old cobbled streets, brightly colored harbor and the tower- and turret-dotted skyline lend a fairy-tale charm that make Denmark’s capital one of the easiest European cities to love. For the 2018 season, Holland America is providing…   read more of “Step Into a Piece…”

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…”

11 Memorable Highlights on a Cruise to Northern Europe

11 Memorable Highlights on a Cruise to Northern Europe

Holland America Line cruises to destinations across the globe to bring cruisers the most authentic, enriching and memorable travel experiences possible. One of these destinations is Europe, and while most people’s minds instantly jump to the Mediterranean, there’s another region of this enticing continent that is not to be overlooked. Northern Europe features diverse and…   read more of “11 Memorable…”

Signature Ships Visit Quaint European Ports on Newly Added 2015 Itineraries

Signature Ships Visit Quaint European Ports on Newly Added 2015 Itineraries

When Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam explore Europe this summer and fall, both Signature-Class ships will set sail on longer journeys that visit some of the most charming, quaint and lesser-known ports in the region. These itineraries were recently added to the ships’ line-up to add more comprehensive options and to extend the season into the…   read more of “Signature Ships…”

Cruising to the Castles of Europe

Cruising to the Castles of Europe

A castle is defined as “a large building or group of buildings fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and in many cases a moat,” but what that definition fails to mention is the absolute beauty that some of these buildings still exude today.