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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…”

Been There, Done That? Try An ‘Encore Collection’ Journeys Ashore on Your Cruise

Been There, Done That? Try An ‘Encore Collection’ Journeys Ashore on Your Cruise

Think you’ve seen it all during your cruise? Think again! With Holland America Line’s Encore Collection of Journeys Ashore tours in each port, guests who have visited a port before or who are looking for something off the beaten path will have the possibility to discover what lies beyond the attractions everyone knows about. From…   read more of “Been There, Done…”

The Most Spooktacular Shore Excursions in Time for Halloween

The Most Spooktacular Shore Excursions in Time for Halloween

Halloween is the spookiest day of the year when ghosts and goblins of all ages come out to celebrate by dressing up in their favorite costumes, going trick-or-treating and visiting haunted houses. But Halloween doesn’t have to be the only day to get spooked. Many guests like haunting experiences that leave them shivering in their…   read more of “The Most…”

Lookbook: Cruise Around the Med with Photos from Facebook and Twitter

Lookbook: Cruise Around the Med with Photos from Facebook and Twitter

Holland America Line’s Jocelyn Wu, special events coordinator – public relations, just disembarked ms Noordam with a group of journalists. She and many of the writers chronicled their cruise through the Mediterranean on Facebook and Twitter through fabulous photos and fun captions. Journalist Gail Jennsen was onboard writing a story for Avid Cruiser and she’s…   read more of “Lookbook: Cruise…”

Trendy Europe: Must-dos in Five Small Ports

Trendy Europe: Must-dos in Five Small Ports

Europe is one of the most exciting regions in the world. From the tip of Norway to the shores of Greece, it’s home to some of the most popular and well-known cities like Barcelona, Venice, Athens, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen and Bergen.

Spook-tacular Shore Excursions in Time for Halloween

Spook-tacular Shore Excursions in Time for Halloween

Halloween is the spookiest day of the year when ghosts and goblins of all ages come out to celebrate by dressing up in their favorite costumes, going trick-or-treating and visiting haunted houses. But Halloween doesn’t have to be the only day to get spooked. On several Holland America Line tours, guests can explore old ghost…   read more of “Spook-tacular Shore…”

Cruise Diary: Sicily, Italy

Cruise Diary: Sicily, Italy

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’re catching up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! We had a beautiful day here! The ship was anchored in a bay (Naxos) at the base of the Sicilian city of Taormina (high…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”