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  • Post: What To Do in Greater Fort Lauderdale
    Published On: Sep 22, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 573|
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    As summer sunshine turns to fall foliage, we're thinking about one of our favorite cruise departure ports: Greater Fort Lauderdale. Nicknamed the “Venice of America,” this cosmopolitan destination offers 300 miles of winding waterways, a thriving art and culinary scene, and outdoor activities galore. See our list below for recommendations on what to do in Greater Fort Lauderdale before ...

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  • Post: What to Pack for Europe: Comfort is Key
    Published On: May 17, 2022|Categories: Cruise Planning, Featured Cruise, Preparations|Views: 1411|

    Europe takes fashion seriously, but that doesn’t mean you have to lug five suitcases across the ocean or teeter around on cobblestones in the world’s most uncomfortable shoes. Our packing list for Europe helps you pack smart, so you’ll be comfortable and stylish on cruise excursions. As our Europe cruises are a week or longer, start with a large suitcase ...

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  • Post: Alaska’s Rich Culture Comes to Life in Ketchikan
    Published On: Apr 29, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 264|
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    Alaska's "First City" of Ketchikan is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the picturesque fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks of the Tongass Narrows, flanked by green forests nurtured by abundant rain. A highlight of every Alaska cruise, Ketchikan gives the perfect glimpse into the cultures ...

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  • Post: How to Prepare for Your Cruise and Embarkation Day
    Published On: Apr 21, 2022|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 3927|

    It's hard to believe that your cruise is here! Today is departure day, and for the next seven, 10, 12, or maybe even 128 days, you're going to be cruising with us to new and wondrous places. For some of our guests, the ship is the destination and the ports we visit are an added bonus. Regardless, we're thrilled to ...

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  • Post: The Perfect Day in Skagway from Dawn Until Dusk
    Published On: Apr 19, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 414|
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    At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons and guesthouses. As the gold rush faded into the 1900s, so did Skagway — but today it has ...

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  • Post: These Tours Put the Spotlight on the Emerald Isle for St. Patrick’s Day
    Published On: Mar 17, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 117|
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    Today's is St. Patrick's Day, and it's all about the Emerald Isle. From Guinness to the Book of Kells to Irish Dance, there's so much to see, do and enjoy on a visit. On Holland America Line's cruises to Northern Europe or the British Isles, guests can explore Dublin and Cobh — the gateway to Cork — with day-trips to ...

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  • Post: How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours in Istanbul
    Published On: Mar 03, 2022|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 272|
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    Arriving at Istanbul, Turkey, on board a ship is an unforgettable experience. The Bosphorus, dividing Europe and Asia, welcomes passengers and on deck are where the views of Istanbul’s best attractions await. The shores of Asia to the east, the first Bosphorus Bridge to the north and the “old Istanbul” peninsula in the south — home to Topkapi Palace and ...

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  • Post: Our Cruisers Offer Their Best Advice for Experiencing Alaska
    Published On: Jan 18, 2022|Categories: Preparations|Views: 1494|

    No one knows the ins and outs of Alaska better than our guests who have been there, done that ... many more than once! As we look to celebrate our 75th year exploring Alaska in 2022, we have an exciting season of cruises and Cruisetours that take you to the must-see places and hidden gems of this most gorgeous region. ...

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  • Post: Must-Buy Native Souvenirs to Bring Home From Your Cruise
    Published On: Dec 10, 2021|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 241|

    Travel exposes us to new cultures, experiences and traditions around the world. Whether it's stepping back in time walking along the cobbled medieval streets of Tallinn or exploring the ruins of Tulum in Mexico, one of the best ways to remember your cruise and the places you visited is to bring home a souvenir that is unique to the region. ...

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  • Post: Don’t Forget to Pack These Five Essential Items for Your Caribbean Cruise
    Published On: Sep 21, 2021|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 1091|
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    The Caribbean cruising season is quickly approaching, and as we prepare to island-hop among the palm-fringed jewels of the region, there are some packing essentials you'll want to be sure to bring along. These items are in addition to your staples, like clothing, swimsuits, toiletries and flip flops. Whether lounging on the golden beaches of Half Moon Cay or snorkeling ...

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  • Post: Insider Tips on What to Do in Three Mediterranean Ports
    Published On: Jul 07, 2021|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 223|
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    To say we are beyond thrilled to welcome guests on board Holland America Line this month in Alaska is definitely an understatement! And next month we return to the Mediterranean with cruises aboard Eurodam. Did you know that our very first Mediterranean cruise departed on Feb. 2, 1910, onboard the s.s. Statendam I from New York to Rotterdam and also ...

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  • Post: It’s Canada Day! Explore the Country on These Unique Shore Excursions
    Published On: Jul 01, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 147|
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    It's Canada Day, and to celebrate our friends to the north we're highlighting these incredible sites that guests can witness on a Holland America Line cruise to Canada & New England. Here's wishing all of our fans, colleagues and friends a wonderful Canada Day! QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC UNESCO Heritage Sites Discover the European charm and character of the first French ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Updates ‘Navigator’ Mobile Device App
    Published On: Jun 23, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 2789|

    The Holland America Line Navigator App is an indispensable tool for cruise planning, embarkation, managing the onboard experience and booking shore excursions. We recently enhanced the app to add new functions and features to make the cruise experience even easier using your mobile device. What hasn't changed is that during the cruise, guests can plan daily activities, explore shore excursions ...

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  • Post: Top 5 Tips for Making the Most of Your First Day On Board
    Published On: Apr 13, 2021|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 671|

    You’ve been counting down the days until your Holland America Line cruise and the day has finally arrived! Filled with overwhelming excitement and anticipation, you may be wondering ... “What should I do first?” The first day of your cruise is one of the most important, as it sets the tone for the rest of your vacation. We’ve compiled a ...

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  • Post: Come Explore Dawson City and Whitehorse on Yukon Heritage Day
    Published On: Feb 26, 2021|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 241|
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    On Yukon+Denali Land+Sea Journeys to Alaska, Holland America Line guests become immersed in the cultures of The Last Frontier and Canada's Yukon. The overland exploration includes Dawson City and Whitehorse in the Yukon, where guests can learn more about local customs and the history of the region and its people. If you're not on a Land+Sea Journey overland tour, you ...

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  • Post: Port Highlight: Grand Turk
    Published On: Oct 16, 2013|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 492|

    Grand Turk is a beautiful island that is relatively new to cruise ships. The port facility was completed in 2006 and it is one of the newest and most impressive anywhere in the Caribbean. A small island in the British West Indies, it is a part of the commonwealth that is known as the Turks and Caicos. Only 7 by ...

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  • Post: Port Highlight: San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Published On: Oct 09, 2013|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 464|
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    As highlighted in the above video, Holland America Line’s seven-day eastern Caribbean cruises feature the gorgeous port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in addition to Grand Turk, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay. Puerto Rico is the largest island that the ships visit on this exciting itinerary. Rich in history and culture, it is always a guest favorite. Dating back ...

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