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It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Unique Lighthouses You Can Visit on a Holland America Line Cruise

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Unique Lighthouses You Can Visit on a Holland America Line Cruise

August 7 marks National Lighthouse Day — a day honoring the beacon of light that, for hundreds of years, served as a symbol of safety and security for ships and boats all over the world. Whether it’s their historical wonder or picturesque appeal, lighthouses continue to draw tourists from all over the world to their…   read more of “It’s…”

Set Your Sights on These Top 5 EXC Tours for the Adventure Seeker

Set Your Sights on These Top 5 EXC Tours for the Adventure Seeker

Are you a destination collector and experience seeker? Are you looking to meet new people, become immersed in different cultures and find tailored experiences in every port? Holland America Line offers a shoreside adventure to fit every level of interest, comfort and desire. Our EXC Tours are carefully crafted to exceed guest expectations no matter…   read more of “Set Your Sights on…”

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Visit These 8 Unique Lighthouses on a HAL Cruise

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Visit These 8 Unique Lighthouses on a HAL Cruise

Today is National Lighthouse Day, a day that honors the beacon of light that, for hundreds of years, has symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea. On this day in 1789, U.S. President George Washington signed an act passed by the First Congress to protect explorers. Today, lighthouses not only mark the…   read more of “It’s…”

Paint Like Artist Bateman & Hover Over a Glacier! Preview 23 New Alaska Tours

Paint Like Artist Bateman & Hover Over a Glacier! Preview 23 New Alaska Tours

A cruise to Alaska attracts all sorts of travelers. Some are avid explorers and just have to cross “The Last Frontier” off of their bucket lists. Some visitors are cruising for adventure, others are attracted to the unique culture and history of the region, and others still are in it for the abundance of wildlife…   read more of “Paint Like Artist…”

Land+Sea Journeys Enhance Alaska Cruise Vacations

Land+Sea Journeys Enhance Alaska Cruise Vacations

With the Alaska season in full swing, there’s a lot of news to report from the region. From the first Air North flight arrival to the renovated Westmark Skagway hotel, guests have a lot to look forward to on the Land+Sea Journeys.

Get Wild on Alaska Shore Excursions

Get Wild on Alaska Shore Excursions

Travelers on cruises to Alaska are treated to miles of unspoiled forests, rushing streams and cool clean waters. The Last Frontier is a haven for wildlife, offering a unique opportunity to see majestic animals in their natural habitats.

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…”

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…”