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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…”

Top 10 ‘Bucket List’ Cruise Ports Shared by Facebook Fans

Top 10 ‘Bucket List’ Cruise Ports Shared by Facebook Fans

Holland America Line recently asked Facebook fans where they would cruise if money were no object. What followed was a diverse bucket list featuring some of the most beautiful ports in the world.

Captain’s Log: Another Scenic Week in Alaska

Captain’s Log: Another Scenic Week in Alaska

The last of our itinerary that has us calling at Juneau first (for as I write we have just completed a call in Glacier Bay and dashed from Vancouver in order to make it, too). Not a great week for weather initially, Juneau was socked in with rain, however Skagway was a little brighter. An…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Finding Adventure in Alaska

Finding Adventure in Alaska

In honor of the launch of our new Land+Sea Journeys and the return of our ships to the region, this week Holland America Line is celebrating all things Alaska! Thanks to HAL guests Joanna and Trygve Anderson for sending in these great photos from their Alaska cruise. We have taken many wonderful Holland America Line…   read more of “Finding Adventure…”

Spotting Whale Tail

Spotting Whale Tail

Thanks to Holland America Line Reservation Lead Sarah Sterley for sending in these great photos! I am a Holland America employee at the Seattle office. I recently took my mother on a sailing on Zaandam to Mexico. On our return from the shore excursions we selected in Puerto Vallarta we encountered a whale. He was…   read more of “Spotting Whale…”

Cruise Diary: Lahaina, Maui

Cruise Diary: Lahaina, Maui

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 22, 2013: The Zaandam arrived early at Lahaina, Maui. Al and I signed up for the 9-hour “Adventures to Hana”…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”