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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…”

A Grand Voyage On A Grand Ship – Part Two: The Mediterranean

A Grand Voyage On A Grand Ship – Part Two: The Mediterranean

Georgina Cruz, a seasoned traveler and frequent Holland America Line guest, recently cruised on the Grand Mediterranean and Africa Voyage aboard Prinsendam. Wondering if our Grand Voyages are your dream getaway? Read below for a peek into her exotic vacation! The second part of our 54-day Grand Africa & Mediterranean Voyage turned out to be…   read more of “A Grand Voyage On A…”

Choose a Holland America Line Cruise to Some of the World’s Most Brag-Worthy Beaches

Choose a Holland America Line Cruise to Some of the World’s Most Brag-Worthy Beaches

Holland America Line’s carefully crafted itineraries give our guests access to some of the most brag-worthy beaches around the world. Australia and the South Pacific, Thailand, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Hawaiian Islands, South America – all provide opportunities for amazing beach exploration. Here are eight of our favorites: Half Moon Cay Our very own…   read more of “Choose a Holland…”

East, West…Which is Best? No Need to Choose on Our ’36-Day Best of the Med’ Cruise

East, West…Which is Best? No Need to Choose on Our ’36-Day Best of the Med’ Cruise

If one thing is for sure, it’s that the Mediterranean is heating up for the summer! With millions of people traveling by cruise ship every year, it’s no wonder this unique region is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Known for its stunning landscapes, colorful cities, diverse culture and rich history…   read more of “East,…”

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

While Holland America Line cruises are about relaxation and indulgence, they’re also about providing guests with an enriching travel experience. We want our guests to gain a deeper understanding of each destination’s unique culture so everyone can truly savor their journey. One undeniably authentic and enjoyable way to get to know a culture is by…   read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”

Culture Vulture? Visit these Unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Europe Cruises

Culture Vulture? Visit these Unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Europe Cruises

From a private island paradise to penguin-covered icebergs, Holland America Line takes our guests to some of the most exclusive locales in the world. Did you know that not only do we cruise to the most beautiful beaches, monuments and landscapes around the globe, but we also visit places of great cultural, historical and natural…   read more of “Culture Vulture?…”

Mediterranean Food: The Ties that Bind a Region

Mediterranean Food: The Ties that Bind a Region

Cuisine is an important part of the Holland America Line cruise experience. Both onboard and ashore, local culinary traditions attract both foodies and novices alike with unique flavors, fresh ingredients and colorful dishes. The Mediterranean is especially known for its flavorful, rich recipes, and our cruises take you to some of the most popular ports…   read more of “Mediterranean Food:…”

Koningsdam’s Offical Handover Ceremony, Venice Arrival and More!

Koningsdam’s Offical Handover Ceremony, Venice Arrival and More!

It’s been an exciting week for Holland America Line, and the festivities continue surrounding the debut of ms Koningsdam. The ship celebrated its official handover ceremony, first port plaque exchange, sailins and sailaways. Join the journey and come along as Koningsdam navigates its way through some fabulous firsts. Official Handover Ceremony at Marghera Holland America…   read more of “Koningsdam’s…”