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Celebrate National Rum Day with a FOOD & WINE Shore Excursion in the Caribbean

Celebrate National Rum Day with a FOOD & WINE Shore Excursion in the Caribbean

Happy National Rum Day! Celebrated annually on August 16, the holiday honors the distilled clear beverage which is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice. While the sweet spirit originated in Papua New Guinea, the beverage has become tied to the sunny Caribbean islands. In celebration of the holiday, we’re…   read more of “Celebrate National…”

Food & Beverage Aficionado Recipe: Culinary Council Member Ethan Stowell’s Rigatoni with Italian Sausage

Food & Beverage Aficionado Recipe: Culinary Council Member Ethan Stowell’s Rigatoni with Italian Sausage

Culinary Council Member and acclaimed Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell recently cruised on Noordam to Alaska for his “Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise.” During the voyage, he hosted cooking demonstrations, talks and an intimate, reservations-only dinner at the Pinnacle Grill. During his cooking presentation, Chef Stowell made his delicious Rigatoni with Italian Sausage, and and now…   read more of “Food &…”

Culinary Council Recipe: Celebrate National Chocolate Day with a Jacques Torres Soufflé

Culinary Council Recipe: Celebrate National Chocolate Day with a Jacques Torres Soufflé

Yesterday was World Chocolate Day, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t share an amazing recipe from Culinary Council Member and renowned chocolatier Jacques Torres. This decadent chocolate soufflé is served on board, and now you can make it at home. Prepared with an incredible vanilla cream sauce, it’s sure to impress your friends and…   read more of “Culinary Council…”

Press Diary: Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Benefits Local Youth

Press Diary: Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Benefits Local Youth

Kelly Stilwell of Food Fun & Faraway Places recently sailed on Holland America Line to Southeast Asia and participated in “The Courageous Kitchen Cooking Class: In Partnership With Food & Wine Magazine” shore excursion while at Bangkok, Thailand. Read selections from Kelly Stilwell’s article to hear about her Thai cooking class experience! Thai Cooking Class…   read more of “Press Diary: Thai…”

Top Five Reasons to Take a Holland America Line Cruise with Your Best Friend

Top Five Reasons to Take a Holland America Line Cruise with Your Best Friend

The relationship between best friends is often fierce and can withstand distance, storms and silence. Whether you’ve known them all of your life or they are more recently acquired, best friends make fun times memorable. In celebration of Best Friends Day on June 8, we’re highlighting the many reasons why a Holland America Line cruise…   read more of “Top Five Reasons to…”

Press Diary: 17 Days in the South Pacific With Holland America

Press Diary: 17 Days in the South Pacific With Holland America

Christy Woodrow and Scott Calafiore of the award-winning adventure travel and lifestyle blog, Ordinary Traveler, recently sailed on a 17-day Holland America Line EXC In-Depth cruise aboard Maasdam to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Read selections from Christy’s blog post to hear her reflections on cruising on Maasdam and the unique ports of…   read more of “Press Diary: 17…”

Exclusive King’s Day Collectors Premium Lager Bottle Available On Holland America Line Cruises

Exclusive King’s Day Collectors Premium Lager Bottle Available On Holland America Line Cruises

Holland America Line has designed a commemorative collectors bottle of Heineken premium lager to celebrate King’s Day, April 27, 2019. King’s Day in the Netherlands is held April 27 to mark the birthday of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander. We’ll be featuring the premium beer aboard all of our 15 ships, creating a connection between two…   read more of “Exclusive King’s…”