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Amsterdam Sets Sail on the 2014 Grand World Voyage

Amsterdam Sets Sail on the 2014 Grand World Voyage

Holland America Line’s flagship ms Amsterdam cruised out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, on the 55th Grand World Voyage for the company.

Keeping Active on Tours in Canada and New England

Keeping Active on Tours in Canada and New England

When on a cruise, shore excursions can enhance each port of call. Many guests prefer to take a guided tour around the city, and with a wide array of options there’s certainly something for everyone.

Culinary Council Recipe: Jacques Torres’ Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

Culinary Council Recipe: Jacques Torres’ Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

If you’re looking for a new dessert to make this Thanksgiving, here is a recipe from Culinary Council member Jacques Torres. His pumpkin chocolate cake is made in individual servings, which makes it a perfect ending to a Thanksgiving feast. INGREDIENTS: Cake 4.9 ounces butter 6.3 ounces light brown sugar 2 eggs 8.4 ounces pumpkin,…   read more of “Culinary Council…”

‘A Taste of De Librije’ Debuts on Eurodam

‘A Taste of De Librije’ Debuts on Eurodam

As you’ve read about on the Holland America Blog, last year the company debuted a new alternative dining option exclusively aboard ms Rotterdam called “Taste of De Librije” featuring the cuisine of Culinary Council member and Michelin Three Star Chef Jonnie Boer. Given its popularity and success as an alternative dining option, the line has…   read more of “‘A Taste of…”

Port Highlight: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Port Highlight: San Juan, Puerto Rico

As highlighted in the above video, Holland America Line’s seven-day eastern Caribbean cruises feature the gorgeous port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in addition to Grand Turk, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay. Puerto Rico is the largest island that the ships visit on this exciting itinerary. Rich in history and culture, it is always…   read more of “Port Highlight: San…”

Mariner Moments: Celebrating our Longtime Cruisers

Mariner Moments: Celebrating our Longtime Cruisers

Holland America Line has extremely loyal guests called Mariners. They return time and again, year after year. They travel for weeklong vacations and 100-plus-day Grand World Voyages. They are our greatest ambassadors and true members of the Holland America Line family. But you don’t need to sail on a dozen cruises to become a Mariner…   read more of “Mariner Moments:…”

On Location: Canadian Culinary Delights

On Location: Canadian Culinary Delights

In Canada & New England, the “On Location” program is in full swing. This new enrichment experience offers onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals that allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around the world. On cruises that explore Canada & New England, “On Location” guides present lectures…   read more of “On Location:…”