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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…”

A Conversation with Architect Bjørn Storbraaten and More Koningsdam Photos

A Conversation with Architect Bjørn Storbraaten and More Koningsdam Photos

It’s been an exciting few weeks since Koningsdam set sail on its first cruise, and we know fans want to see more of the ship and hear more from the architects. Architectural designer Bjørn Storbratten worked with Holland America Line on Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, and for Koningsdam he was responsible for some of the…   read more of “A Conversation with…”

What to do on a Sea Day? The Possibilities are Endless!

What to do on a Sea Day? The Possibilities are Endless!

Visiting new places on a Holland America Line cruise is always exciting. You learn about new cultures, try local cuisine and enjoy adventures — all while picking up some souvenirs and making memories along the way.

Join HAL’s Book Club on Longer Voyages

Join HAL’s Book Club on Longer Voyages

Holland America Line recently asked guests what they considered essential when cruising, and it comes as no surprise that a good book was on the list for many. Whether sipping a cocktail at Half Moon Cay or a latte at Explorations Cafe, a book makes an excellent travel companion. For that reason, HAL hosts a…   read more of “Join HAL’s…”

Top 10 Things to Bring on a Caribbean Cruise

Top 10 Things to Bring on a Caribbean Cruise

We asked Holland America Line Facebook fans to share their “must-haves” when they go on a cruise. Here are the Top 10 responses, along with some other great ideas and unusual suggestions. Is there something not on these lists that you always bring with you? Let us know in the comments below! Top 10: 1….   read more of “Top 10 Things to…”

Cruise Diary: The Explorations Café

Cruise Diary: The Explorations Café

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. The ship’s library is a great place to get some work done or enjoy a good book. We had a special coffee made at the Explorations Café, then wrote a few travel articles, and picked out…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”