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New 10-Day Canada/New England Cruises Show Off Vibrant Scenery, European Charm

New 10-Day Canada/New England Cruises Show Off Vibrant Scenery, European Charm

Holland America Line is stepping up the 2016 Canada and New England program and adding five incredible 10-day cruise options. These cruises allow for the perfect amount of time to see the region’s best destinations. From the chic French culture of Montreal and Quebec City to storybook lighthouses dotted throughout Halifax and Charlottetown, guests can…   read more of “New 10-Day…”

Cruise Diary from a Collectors’ Voyage: Following the Footsteps of the Vikings

Cruise Diary from a Collectors’ Voyage: Following the Footsteps of the Vikings

Holland America Line Mariners and frequent cruisers Jan and Dick Yetke set sail July 25 on Veendam’s “Voyage of the Vikings” Collectors’ Voyage that cruises from Boston, Massachusetts, to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and back. Collectors’ Voyages combine back-to-back itineraries into one, longer cruise, and this is one of our most popular. Come along with Jan…   read more of “Cruise Diary from a…”

Crave Art & Culture? Six Must-Do Museums on a Europe Cruise

Crave Art & Culture? Six Must-Do Museums on a Europe Cruise

Holland America Line’s cruises to Europe feature some of the most interesting and exciting cities in the world. Europe and its many regions are famous for many reasons, particularly the vast amount of art and culture found in nearly every port. Almost anywhere you call at during a Europe cruise will feature a museum and…   read more of “Crave Art &…”

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…”

Recipes: Cooking with Food & Wine Magazine’s Justin Chapple

Recipes: Cooking with Food & Wine Magazine’s Justin Chapple

On Zuiderdam’s recent Panama Canal cruise, Justin Chapple, senior test kitchen editor at Food & Wine Magazine, was onboard and gave exciting and mouth-watering presentations for guests in the ship’s Culinary Arts Center presented by Food and Wine. Now we have Justin’s delicious recipes so you can make his dishes at home. CALIFORNIA BLT Total…   read more of “Recipes: Cooking…”

Holland America Line Wins Four Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Holland America Line Wins Four Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

It was just announced that Holland America Line won top honors in four categories in the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards. The line took first place in Best Dining (large-ship category) for ms Nieuw Amsterdam, Best Value-for-Money (mid-sized category) for ms Zuiderdam, and Best Caribbean Cruises and Best Cruises from Florida for Nieuw Amsterdam…   read more of “Holland America…”

HAL’s Zuiderdam and Zaandam Rescue Crew of Sinking and Stranded Boats

HAL’s Zuiderdam and Zaandam Rescue Crew of Sinking and Stranded Boats

On two recent cruises, both Zuiderdam and Zaandam were called upon to assist vessels in need of assistance. At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and…   read more of “HAL’s…”