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Celebrating 140 Years: Premium Dining Experiences

Celebrating 140 Years: Premium Dining Experiences

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Premium Dining Experiences In addition to our main dining room and Pinnacle Grill restaurant, our ships offer additional alternative dining options that…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Vintage Nieuw Amsterdam

Vintage Nieuw Amsterdam

Thank you to Mr. Julian H. Preisler for sending in remarkable vintage pictures of Nieuw Amsterdam! Check them out! My mother, Dorothy Goldman Preisler sailed on the “old” Nieuw Amsterdam from New York to Rotterdam in 1954 prior to her marriage. I have several vintage photos from the voyage that I have scanned as well as some unique…   read more of “Vintage Nieuw…”

Celebrating 140 Years: The Main Dining Room

Celebrating 140 Years: The Main Dining Room

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: The Main Dining Room Our elegant main Dining Room, graced with sophisticated Rosenthal china and crisp white linens, offers fine dining in…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Celebrating 140 Years: The Culinary Council

Celebrating 140 Years: The Culinary Council

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: The Culinary Council The Holland America Line Culinary Council is an innovative team of top-name chefs from around the world assembled to…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Celebrating 140 Years: Antarctica

Celebrating 140 Years: Antarctica

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Antarctica On the bucket list of every avid traveler, a cruise to Antarctica is filled with wonder, majesty and breath-taking views. During…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

A Little Piece of Medical History

A Little Piece of Medical History

Special thanks to William D. Henderson for sending in these interesting photos and post about his grandfather. The first photo is of Veendam, formerly White Star Baltic, docked at Rotterdam on February 20, 1892. The second photo shows my grandfather, Leonard Decker Henderson, MD, who served as the Veendam’s doctor. The photo was taken around…   read more of “A Little Piece of…”

Celebrating 140 Years: Rio de Janeiro

Celebrating 140 Years: Rio de Janeiro

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro resists all adjectives. Even if you get that absolute vista from the top of Corcovado…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”

Celebrating 140 Years: Auckland

Celebrating 140 Years: Auckland

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this month, we’re dedicating a post a day to the wonderful destinations and attributes that make a Holland America Line cruise so special. Today’s post is about: Auckland, New Zealand There is a point on the North Island of New Zealand where the land narrows to a thin strip…   read more of “Celebrating 140…”