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HAL Kicks Off ‘National Cruise Vacation Week’ with Explore4 and Onboard Credits

HAL Kicks Off ‘National Cruise Vacation Week’ with Explore4 and Onboard Credits

Holland America Line is planning special promotions for CLIA Cruise Week which starts today, Oct. 6, and runs through Monday, Oct. 13. Organized by Cruise Lines International Association, the weeklong event features promotions and online opportunities to give consumers a perfect opportunity to book a cruise vacation while taking advantage of special savings. Throughout the…   read more of “HAL Kicks Off…”

HAL Makes $25,000 Donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital at Mariners Game

HAL Makes $25,000 Donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital at Mariners Game

Holland America Group CEO Stein Kruse presented a check for $25,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care Fund Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Seattle Mariners home game at Safeco Field. The company made the donation as part of its partnership with the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team and their “K’s for Kids” program…   read more of “HAL Makes $25,000…”

It’s World Vegetarian Day! Celebrate with a Variety of Options on a HAL Cruise

It’s World Vegetarian Day! Celebrate with a Variety of Options on a HAL Cruise

Today is World Vegetarian Day! According to the North American Vegetarian Society, the day was established in 1977 as an annual celebration to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. Aboard all Holland America Line ships, vegetarian options are plentiful. From the vegetarian burgers at the Dive-In at the Terrace Grill to an…   read more of “It’s World…”

Want to Walk on Water? Try a Stand-Up Paddleboard ‘SUP’ Tour in the Caribbean

Want to Walk on Water? Try a Stand-Up Paddleboard ‘SUP’  Tour in the Caribbean

Have you ever wanted to walk on water? Holland America Line can’t quite make that dream come true, but with a stand-up paddleboard “SUP” shore excursion you can get pretty close! Though paddleboarding, in one form or another, has been around since the late 1700s, it’s recently gained popularity among athletes, hobbyists and those who…   read more of “Want to Walk on…”

Holland America Blog Wins One of Eight HAL ‘Travel Weekly’ Magellan Awards

Holland America Blog Wins One of Eight HAL ‘Travel Weekly’ Magellan Awards

Travel Weekly magazine announced the recipients of its 2014 Magellan Awards, and Holland America Line received eight of the prestigious honors. The line won five gold awards in the following categories: Blog: Holland America Blog Restaurant Design: Canaletto Small Plates Television Commercial: for “Breathtaking Meet Impeccable” Direct Mail: 2014 Winter Mariner Magazine Advertising/Marketing Campaign: Discover…   read more of “Holland America…”

Captain’s Log: Wildlife and Glaciers Exemplify Alaska Cruising

Captain’s Log: Wildlife and Glaciers Exemplify Alaska Cruising

Regular readers of the Holland America Blog might remember Captain Jonathan Mercer from ms Amsterdam’s 2014 Grand World Voyage cruise. Along the way he checked in from port to port with fabulous photos and stories of the journey. This summer the adventurous captain sailed Holland America Line Alaska itineraries and continued to write about it…   read more of “Captain’s…”