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The Culture and History of Hawaii Comes Alive on Shore Excursions

The Culture and History of Hawaii Comes Alive on Shore Excursions

Cruises to Hawaii are well known for beautiful beaches, lush vegetation and incredible volcanic topography. Lesser known, however, is the rich history and culture of the 50th state. From Hilo to Honolulu, step back in time and gain some knowledge of the area with Holland America Line’s shore excursions. These tours provide a unique glimpse…   read more of “The Culture and…”

Pre- and Post-Cruise Tours Allow More Time to Explore Australia & New Zealand

Pre- and Post-Cruise Tours Allow More Time to Explore Australia & New Zealand

Cruises to Australia and New Zealand are increasingly popular. The region is extraordinary in its blend of rugged terrain, unique wildlife and urban beach communities. As you cruise into Sydney Harbor you’re immediately met with iconic sights like Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. However, other major landmarks require a bit of travel inland….   read more of “Pre- and…”

What’s it Like to Sail Back-to-Back Grand Adventures? Meet an Avid HAL Cruiser

What’s it Like to Sail Back-to-Back Grand Adventures? Meet an Avid HAL Cruiser

President’s Club member and “World Adventure” blogger Jeff set sail on the 2014 Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage in September aboard ms Amsterdam. Jeff has more than 1,600 cruise day with Holland America Line and calls the ship his home away from home. Directly following this grand adventure, Jeff will stay onboard for the…   read more of “What’s it…”

Flying High Over New Zealand on Five New Helicopter Shore Excursions

Flying High Over New Zealand on Five New Helicopter Shore Excursions

The latest additions to Holland America Line’s shore excursion lineup is giving guests the chance to explore New Zealand from a totally new angle. On your next cruise Down Under to Australia and New Zealand, guests can experience some of the most picturesque sights in the world on five breathtaking new helicopter tours. If the…   read more of “Flying High Over…”

HAL Kicks Off ‘National Cruise Vacation Week’ with Explore4 and Onboard Credits

HAL Kicks Off ‘National Cruise Vacation Week’ with Explore4 and Onboard Credits

Holland America Line is planning special promotions for CLIA Cruise Week which starts today, Oct. 6, and runs through Monday, Oct. 13. Organized by Cruise Lines International Association, the weeklong event features promotions and online opportunities to give consumers a perfect opportunity to book a cruise vacation while taking advantage of special savings. Throughout the…   read more of “HAL Kicks Off…”

HAL Makes $25,000 Donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital at Mariners Game

HAL Makes $25,000 Donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital at Mariners Game

Holland America Group CEO Stein Kruse presented a check for $25,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care Fund Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Seattle Mariners home game at Safeco Field. The company made the donation as part of its partnership with the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team and their “K’s for Kids” program…   read more of “HAL Makes $25,000…”

It’s World Vegetarian Day! Celebrate with a Variety of Options on a HAL Cruise

It’s World Vegetarian Day! Celebrate with a Variety of Options on a HAL Cruise

Today is World Vegetarian Day! According to the North American Vegetarian Society, the day was established in 1977 as an annual celebration to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. Aboard all Holland America Line ships, vegetarian options are plentiful. From the vegetarian burgers at the Dive-In at the Terrace Grill to an…   read more of “It’s World…”