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On Location: Opa! Welcome to Greece

On Location: Opa! Welcome to Greece

With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around the world. “On Location” means that Holland America Line guests can learn to tango on the way to Argentina, take a cooking class taught…   read more of “On Location: Opa!…”

Digital Workshop: Caring for Your Touchscreen PC

Digital Workshop: Caring for Your Touchscreen PC

Holland America Line has a wide array of enriching activities onboard, and among the most popular are the Digital Workshops powered by Windows. The popular complimentary workshops, led by Microsoft-trained “techsperts” on all 15 ships in the fleet, teach guests with varying levels of computer and camera experience how to take better vacation photos, make…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Through the Eyes of a Troupe Member

‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Through the Eyes of a Troupe Member

Professional dancer Emma Slater recently sailed with the “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” cast as a troupe member. She blogged about her time onboard and snapped some great photos during her experience. Thanks to the “Team Emma Slater” Facebook page for sharing her great photos. If you’re still thinking about sailing on one of…   read more of “‘Dancing with…”

The Beautiful Beaches of Mexico

The Beautiful Beaches of Mexico

Beautiful beaches can be found all over the world, and Mexico is no exception. We received these great photos from Heinz and Esther Kuster taken while they were in Mexico. For the upcoming Mexico-Hawaii season that starts in October, we’re adding longer cruises so there’s more time to see the sites and explore the culture…   read more of “The Beautiful…”

On Location’s Hula Guru: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

On Location’s Hula Guru: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

By Jordan Burchette, a Los Angeles-based writer and presenter who has done work for CNN.com and Popular Science. Photos courtesy of guest Sharon Johnson. With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around…   read more of “On Location’s…”

Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Guest John Arnold was so kind to recognize the production cast aboard Statendam. Thanks, John! Do you have a great story about our fabulous crew and how they touched your cruise experience? If so, share it with us! Send your story and photos to info@hollandamericablog.com. We spent four weeks on Statendam in Alaska this summer…   read more of “Cheers to…”

Recipe: Chef Jeremy Langlois’ Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Whipped Sweet Potatoes & Praline Pecan Sauce

Recipe: Chef Jeremy Langlois’ Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Whipped Sweet Potatoes & Praline Pecan Sauce

Jeremy Langlois leads the culinary team at the Houmas House Plantation as executive chef of the award-winning Latil’s Landing Restaurant, named by Esquire magazine as one of the top 20 best new restaurants in America. Chef Langlois recently sailed on Zuiderdam as part of the Culinary Arts Center program and gave some tasty demonstrations. Pan…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Jeremy…”

Recipe: Chef Jeremy Langlois’ Chopped Salad

Recipe: Chef Jeremy Langlois’ Chopped Salad

Jeremy Langlois leads the culinary team at the Houmas House Plantation as executive chef of the award-winning Latil’s Landing Restaurant, named by Esquire magazine as one of the top 20 best new restaurants in America. Chef Langlois recently sailed on Zuiderdam as part of the Culinary Arts Center program and gave some tasty demonstrations. Chopped…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Jeremy…”