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These Four Excursions in Dublin Make For an Unforgettably Tasty St. Patrick’s Day

These Four Excursions in Dublin Make For an Unforgettably Tasty St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day has become a worldwide festival of all things Irish, and Holland America Line brings the celebration on board with green decorations and Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s delicious corned beef and cabbage in the Dining Room. In addition to the onboard celebrations, Holland America Line offers shore excursions in Dublin — the capital…   read more of “These Four…”

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

“I travel to feel the ancient intangibles and hear the whispers of history.” – Elise Abeth. For some, wanderlust is driven by adventure or the arts, while others are passionate about discovering the rich history found in every corner of the globe. Whether it’s an ancient temple, citadel or library, Holland America Line offers an…   read more of “Step Back in Time…”

Nieuw Statendam to Explore Norway, the Baltic, Iceland and the Med for the 2019 Summer/Fall Season

Nieuw Statendam to Explore Norway, the Baltic, Iceland and the Med for the 2019 Summer/Fall Season

Following an inaugural season island-hopping throughout the Caribbean, Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam will cross the Atlantic Ocean in late April 2019 and spend the summer and fall exploring northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The new Pinnacle Class ship will homeport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the summer. Offering an enchanting collection of seven- and…   read more of “Nieuw Statendam to…”

Lookbook: Cruising to Alaska, Europe & the Med with a Holland America Line Guest

Lookbook: Cruising to Alaska, Europe & the Med with a Holland America Line Guest

Holland America Line guest William Norton and his wife have been cruising with us for more than 15 years. During that time, they’ve taken many adventures around the globe, and William has captured them in beautiful photographs. If you’re not sure where you want to cruise, perhaps William’s photos will entice you toward one region…   read more of “Lookbook: Cruising…”

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…”

A Unique Call at Heimaey, Iceland

A Unique Call at Heimaey, Iceland

Veendam‘s Safety, Environmental & Health Officer Ronald de Bloeme sent in these pretty photos of the ship at Heimaey, Westman Islands, Iceland. Did you know at Heimaey you can see millions of wild puffins or go on a cruise looking for orcas, dolphins and porpoises? Heimaey is just one of the unique ports we call…   read more of “A Unique Call at…”

Prinsendam’s Return to Foynes is Honored by Plaque Exchange

Prinsendam’s Return to Foynes is Honored by Plaque Exchange

During our call at Foynes on July 15th, Prinsendam’s senior staff officers were honored with a visit from the Foynes authority representatives, where a plaque exchange took place in order to mark Prinsendam’s return to their beautiful port after a lengthy absence. The authorities were received with champagne, mimosas and deluxe cold canapés.