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…”
“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…”
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…”
On June 12, 2017, Holland America Line’s Prinsendam made its maiden call to Bantry Bay Harbour, making it the first cruise ship to call at Bantry in almost 30 years. The Town Pier is currently undergoing development, due for completion in August 2017, and will soon be available for Holland America Line guests to enjoy…. read more of “Explore Celtic…”
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…”
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…”
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…”
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.