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Caribbean: Eastern vs. Western vs. Southern. Which Cruise Is Best For You?

Caribbean: Eastern vs. Western vs. Southern. Which Cruise Is Best For You?

Travelers new to cruising might not know that the Caribbean presents itself in very different ways. There are several common options — from the ease of the eastern Caribbean to the adventure of the western and exotic charm of the southern Caribbean, each itinerary has its own characteristics. Comparing and contrasting these destinations can give…   read more of “Caribbean: Eastern…”

Shore Excursion Collections Guide Travelers to the Perfect Tour

Shore Excursion Collections Guide Travelers to the Perfect Tour

When taking a Holland America Line cruise, you can expect incredible shore excursions, tailor-made to offer the best experience at every port. Holland America Line has grouped many of the tours into five distinct collections, so you’ll know exactly what to look for when booking your tours in advance or onboard. Each collection is centered…   read more of “Shore Excursion…”

HAL Tops List of World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies for 2014

HAL Tops List of World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies for 2014

Holland America Line topped the list in 2014 for the World’s Leading Weather Observing Cruise Ship Companies who submitted weather information to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Holland America Line fleet of 15 ships sent in a combined total of 22,281 observations during the year, landing them at number one. Holland America…   read more of “HAL Tops List of…”

News Release: Holland America Line to Sail 124 Alaska Voyages in 2015

News Release: Holland America Line to Sail 124 Alaska Voyages in 2015

Seattle, Wash., March 9, 2015 — Holland America Line is making exciting changes to its 2015 Alaska cruise season, including moving ms Noordam to the region and positioning ms Statendam exclusively on 14-day itineraries roundtrip from Seattle.

Newbuild Milestone: Koningsdam Floated Out at Fincantieri Shipyard

Newbuild Milestone: Koningsdam Floated Out at Fincantieri Shipyard

Another milestone was reached in the construction of Koningsdam with the float-out and transfer of the ship from its dry dock to its outfitting dock at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. At the outfitting dock, final construction and interior furnishing will take place until the ship is delivered March 31, 2016. This short video shows…   read more of “Newbuild Milestone:…”