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Category: Activities & Entertainment

Calling All Bakers! America’s Test Kitchen Reveals Its Top Four Cake Decorating Tips

Calling All Bakers! America’s Test Kitchen Reveals Its Top Four Cake Decorating Tips

Through our partnership with America’s Test Kitchen, Holland America Line guests are able to attend live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. In the state-of-the-art onboard culinary facility guests learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence. One of the hands-on workshops offered is Cake Decorating, and our America’s Test Kitchen…   read more of “Calling All Bakers!…”

Moments That Make A Grand Voyage Grand: Three Generations At Sea

Moments That Make A Grand Voyage Grand: Three Generations At Sea

Guest Georgina Cruz currently is onboard her fourth Grand World Voyage and is sharing her experiences with the Holland America Blog. My husband Humberto and I have had such a wonderful time during our last three World Cruises on Holland America’s Amsterdam that on our fourth and current Grand World Voyage this winter, also on…   read more of “Moments That Make A…”

Orlando Ashford Joins the Grand World Voyage for Annual ‘President’s Event’

Orlando Ashford Joins the Grand World Voyage for Annual ‘President’s Event’

Gerald Bernhoft, Holland America Line’s director Mariner Society, recently traveled to Asia to join Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage for the annual President’s Event. He sent in this recap of the event and the surrounding days, including the surprise snow in South Korea! —– The elegant ms Amsterdam was the scene for Holland America Line’s annual…   read more of “Orlando Ashford…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Sel de Mer’s Salt Crusted Branzino with Tarragon Beurre Fondu

Rudi’s Recipes: Sel de Mer’s Salt Crusted Branzino with Tarragon Beurre Fondu

Holland America Line cruises offer many enriching activities, and among the favorites are the cooking demos in the Culinary Arts Center. Guests have the opportunity to watch visiting celebrity chefs or the ship’s own experts prepare and execute delicious dishes. At the end of each demo, attendees get to leave with their own recipe card…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Relax, Refresh and Unwind: Pampering Yourself on a Holland America Line Cruise

Relax, Refresh and Unwind: Pampering Yourself on a Holland America Line Cruise

A cruise with Holland America Line is the ultimate retreat. As you indulge in exquisite cuisine, exceptional entertainment and once-in-a-lifetime destinations, it becomes clear that our main focus is you. Every aspect of our cruises is geared toward making your vacation unforgettable, however these activities and services are specifically designed to have you feeling and…   read more of “Relax, Refresh and…”

Launch of ‘Explorations Central’ Onboard Redefines Destination Immersion

Launch of ‘Explorations Central’ Onboard Redefines Destination Immersion

Holland America Line is amplifying its destination immersion experiences with the launch of Explorations Central, or EXC, as it will be called. The multifaceted EXC experience combines a wide array of indispensable travel resources with enrichment opportunities for guests that make their travel experience more engaging, vivid and meaningful. If you’d like to watch a…   read more of “Launch of…”

Exclusive ‘BBC Earth Experiences’ Rolling Out Across the Holland America Line Fleet

Exclusive ‘BBC Earth Experiences’ Rolling Out Across the Holland America Line Fleet

Guests on Holland America Line ships can now experience more of the world’s natural wonders, test their knowledge of our planet and participate in some family-friendly competition through the cruise line’s exclusive partnership with BBC Earth. These unique performances and interactive programs currently are available on Koningsdam, Noordam, Rotterdam, Oosterdam, Zuiderdam and Eurodam and will…   read more of “Exclusive ‘BBC…”

Videos: Missed Our America’s Test Kitchen News? See & Learn More About It Here

Videos: Missed Our America’s Test Kitchen News? See & Learn More About It Here

Holland America Line guests are getting ready to experience the innovation and excitement of America’s Test Kitchen’s through live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops when the new programming launches across the fleet in the coming months. Our guests will learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence. If you missed…   read more of “Videos: Missed Our…”