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Cruisin’ Dads Photo Caption Drawing

Cruisin’ Dads Photo Caption Drawing

Holland America Line fans, we want to hear your best “dad” cruise stories. Send in your favorite photo from your cruise and caption it with your “dad” story! We want to hear from everyone — sons, daughters, dads, granddads, wives of dads… Submit your photo and caption to the blog by Tuesday, June 19 and…   read more of “Cruisin’ Dads…”

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Last week HAL’s UK team gathered to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a four-day extravaganza marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne, with lots of Union Jacks.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Love Your Oceans

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Love Your Oceans

Today is World Oceans Day, so we share with you our love for the oceans on which we sail, our commitment to support sustaining those oceans and our love for Norway, where this beautiful photo was taken. Nicole Eastman Youth Staff ms Ryndam

Greetings on Memorial Day

Greetings on Memorial Day

In observance of the U.S. national holiday Memorial Day, we will not be posting today. We will return tomorrow with more great Holland America Blog content.

Early Mother’s Day Surprise

Early Mother’s Day Surprise

I was vacationing on the Eurodam, and my parents are currently on the Rotterdam. We found out that we would be in port together in Rome, but my parents had already booked a full day shore excursion, as they wanted time to see the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, which my dad had not seen before….   read more of “Early…”

Celebrating Queen’s Day Aboard Statendam

Celebrating Queen’s Day Aboard Statendam

Since orange is the color of the Royal Dutch family, Oranje stad or Orange Town in Aruba is of course a great place to celebrate Queen’s Day. A small gathering was held among Dutch guests and officers. A speech by Captain Schoonderbeek was finished with a typical Dutch tradition: a glass of orange liquor The…   read more of “Celebrating…”

It’s Queen’s Day in the Netherlands

It’s Queen’s Day in the Netherlands

Today, April 30, is the Netherlands’ national holiday Konninginen dag (Queen’s day). Today we celebrate the birthday of Queen Beatrix. It’s not Her Majesty’s official birthday, she was born Jan. 31, 1938. April 30 was the birthday of Her Majesty’s mother, Queen Juliana. When Queen Juliana abdicated, Her Majesty ordered that April 30 stays Queen’s…   read more of “It’s…”