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Five New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep on a Holland America Line Cruise

Every year around this time, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions and vow to keep them over the coming year. From getting in shape and losing weight to traveling to a new place or trying new food, so many New Year’s Resolutions can be achieved and maintained on a Holland America Line ship.

1. Get in Shape

TRX Fitness Center - Deck 9 Forward StarboardKoningsdam - Holland America Line

One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to get in shape. People vow to exercise more, get fit and look after their heath in a more meaningful way. Our ships have state-of-the-art fitness facilities with equipment, classes and personal instruction so it’s easy to get in a workout while onboard. For those who like fresh air, a few laps around the deck does wonders for the soul.

2. Indulge in a Little Pampering

Hydrotherapy pool

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often forget to take time for ourselves. There’s no excuse when onboard a Holland America Line ship, as our amazing spas features some of the most relaxing and pampering treatments imaginable. From a massage, body wrap or facial to a steam or sauna, there’s something for everyone. You can relax the day away on the heated loungers or soak in the hydrotheray pool. Whatever you choose, you’ll come out a whole new you, ready to take on the new year!

3. Visit a New Place

Hong Kong

The travel bug is easy to catch. And of course, we think a cruise is the best way to see the world! If 2018 is the year you want to explore a new place, Holland America Line can take you there. Our ships visit all seven continents, so if it’s Antarctica, Alaska, Australia or the Amazon you desire, we’ll give you the most exceptional and immersive experience. Take a shorter, weeklong getaway or circle the globe for 113 days, we have the perfect length to fit your schedule. Join us to start ticking off your bucket list.

4. Learn Something New


Expanding your horizons can go beyond seeing new places, from learning a new skill or becoming more knowledgeable on a subject. Onboard we feature exceptional enrichment programming that keeps our guests entertained and informed. Explorations Central makes sure our guests know the history and cultures of the places we visit, while America’s Test Kitchen shows demonstrate the best techniques and recipes you’ll need to be an expert in your home kitchen. BBC Earth shows the world in a whole new way through live performances, trivia and more. Want to learn about wine? Visit BLEND on Koningsdam and make your own bottle or attend a tasting with our expert sommeliers. O, The Oprah Magazine programming explores fashion, wellness, healthy eating and literary excellence.

5. Meet New People

Piao Bar

It’s nice to have a familiar social circle, but on a cruise you get to meet new people from all over the world. You might dine with someone from France, sit next to a guest from Brazil on an EXC Tour, join a trivia team with a group from New Zealand or even have a drink with a couple from Japan. Cruising connects continents, oceans and cultures.

This year might be too late, so make 2018-19 the year you join us for a New Year’s cruise!

  • Debbie

    What ship is this? I have sailed on a few Holland America ships, but have not seen this state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
    Thank you,

  • Lawrie

    This is so true! Checks all the boxes. Can’t wait to sit next to a French person or meet a Japanese couple. See you in 2018-19.

  • Julie

    The TRX is on Koningsdam.

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