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Saying Thanks to the Crew at Thanksgiving

Saying Thanks to the Crew at Thanksgiving

At Holland America Line, we hear a lot of praise and kudos about our crew from our guests. Many times, it’s the crew that make a Holland America Line cruise an exceptional vacation experience. Going above and beyond to add a special touch, taking that extra step to make things perfect, a simple smile and…   read more of “Saying Thanks to…”

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…”

Six ‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Theme Cruises Added in 2014

Six ‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Theme Cruises Added in 2014

Holland America Line is extending its highly successful “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” program with six theme cruises in 2014. Once again the program will culminate with a Champions Cruise guest dance-off competition on the Dec. 6, 2014, Caribbean sailing of ms Westerdam. The hugely popular onboard experience brings the excitement of ABC’s hit…   read more of “Six ‘Dancing…”

‘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…”

On Location: Australia & New Zealand

On Location: Australia & New Zealand

With Volendam and Oosterdam recently arriving at Australia, the “On Location” program is in full swing on Australia and New Zealand cruises. “On Location” brings local traditions, culinary tastes and cultural experiences to life both on board and off to deepen guests’ appreciation of the destinations they are exploring. Guests who travel Down Under will…   read more of “On Location:…”

Catch the Spirit of Aloha on a Hawaiian Cruise

Catch the Spirit of Aloha on a Hawaiian Cruise

A cruise to Hawaii has it all … beautiful ports of call, tropical weather, powdery beaches, lush scenery, exciting volcanoes overflowing with lava, culture, history and more. Not to mention those delicious fruity drinks! There truly is something for everyone on a cruise to this island chain-paradise. Guests can choose a Circle Hawaii itinerary beginning…   read more of “Catch the Spirit of…”

Panama Canal: By the Hours and By the Numbers

Panama Canal: By the Hours and By the Numbers

Every traveler that likes to experience interesting and unique adventures should set their sights on the Panama Canal. Transiting it by cruise ship is fascinating, watching the logistics of getting from Atlantic to Pacific. The ships sail through the locks and lakes, being raised and lowered as needed. And the scenery is lush and beautiful….   read more of “Panama Canal: By…”