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Celebrate National Rum Day with a FOOD & WINE Shore Excursion in the Caribbean

Celebrate National Rum Day with a FOOD & WINE Shore Excursion in the Caribbean

Happy National Rum Day! Celebrated annually on August 16, the holiday honors the distilled clear beverage which is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice. While the sweet spirit originated in Papua New Guinea, the beverage has become tied to the sunny Caribbean islands. In celebration of the holiday, we’re…   read more of “Celebrate National…”

Four Ships Offer Holland America Line’s Award-Winning South America and Antarctica Cruises in 2019-20

Four Ships Offer Holland America Line’s Award-Winning South America and Antarctica Cruises in 2019-20

The exciting lands of red-hot tango; ice-blue glaciers; and lush, green jungle come to life when Holland America Line’s Amsterdam, Koningsdam, Volendam and Zaandam head to South America and Antarctica in 2019–2020. From September 2019 through April 2020, the four ships offer cruises ranging from 14 to 48 days that cover the colorful cultures and…   read more of “Four Ships Offer…”

Press Diary: Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Benefits Local Youth

Press Diary: Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Benefits Local Youth

Kelly Stilwell of Food Fun & Faraway Places recently sailed on Holland America Line to Southeast Asia and participated in “The Courageous Kitchen Cooking Class: In Partnership With Food & Wine Magazine” shore excursion while at Bangkok, Thailand. Read selections from Kelly Stilwell’s article to hear about her Thai cooking class experience! Thai Cooking Class…   read more of “Press Diary: Thai…”

Holland America Line’s Summer Menus Feature Locally Inspired Dishes and Regional Flavors

Holland America Line’s Summer Menus Feature Locally Inspired Dishes and Regional Flavors

A cruise with Holland America Line means an in-depth, immersive experience of the various locales you’re visiting — both on board and ashore. From shore excursions to Explorations Central, we aim to provide guests with an authentic experience unlike anything else, and that includes bringing the destination to the ship through regionally inspired cuisine. This…   read more of “Holland America…”

Experience the Most Immersive Alaska Cruise on a 21-Day EXC In-Depth Voyage

Experience the Most Immersive Alaska Cruise on a 21-Day EXC In-Depth Voyage

Are you a seasoned cruiser, eager to find new, immersive ways to explore our fascinating world? If you answered yes, then our EXC In-Depth Voyages were designed specifically with you in mind. These specially crafted itineraries offer an innovative and customized approach to cruising, allowing guests to explore the most fascinating corners of the globe…   read more of “Experience the Most…”

New Culinary-Themed FOOD & WINE Shore Excursions Introduced in Hawaii and Tahiti

New Culinary-Themed FOOD & WINE Shore Excursions Introduced in Hawaii and Tahiti

Holland America Line guests cruising to Hawaii and Tahiti can say aloha to eight new culinary-themed Food & Wine excursions that will immerse them in the islands’ colorful and flavorful cuisine! These additions are part of the nearly 100 tours around the world developed in partnership with FOOD & WINE magazine, exclusively for Holland America…   read more of “New Culinary-Themed…”

Experience New Culinary-Themed EXC Tours Developed in Partnership with FOOD & WINE

Experience New Culinary-Themed EXC Tours Developed in Partnership with FOOD & WINE

The long-time partnership between Holland America Line and FOOD & WINE has delivered immersive culinary experiences for more than a dozen years. The collaboration is expanding with a collection of exciting culinary-themed EXC Tours (shore excursions) that explore food, wine and culture in some of the world’s hottest gastronomic locales. “Holland America Line continues to…   read more of “Experience New…”

Recipes: Cooking with Food & Wine Magazine’s Justin Chapple

Recipes: Cooking with Food & Wine Magazine’s Justin Chapple

On Zuiderdam’s recent Panama Canal cruise, Justin Chapple, senior test kitchen editor at Food & Wine Magazine, was onboard and gave exciting and mouth-watering presentations for guests in the ship’s Culinary Arts Center presented by Food and Wine. Now we have Justin’s delicious recipes so you can make his dishes at home. CALIFORNIA BLT Total…   read more of “Recipes: Cooking…”