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Start & Finish a Thanksgiving Feast with Rudi’s Recipes

Start & Finish a Thanksgiving Feast with Rudi’s Recipes

Next week is Thanksgiving in the United States. Most homes serve up a delicious turkey as the main course, surrounded by all of the trimmings. Those vary from family to family and might include mashed potatoes, greenbean casserole, sweet potatoes topped with toasted marshmallows, corn, and cranberries in some form – whether it be whole,…   read more of “Start & Finish…”

Spook-tacular Shore Excursions in Time for Halloween

Spook-tacular Shore Excursions in Time for Halloween

Halloween is the spookiest day of the year when ghosts and goblins of all ages come out to celebrate by dressing up in their favorite costumes, going trick-or-treating and visiting haunted houses. But Halloween doesn’t have to be the only day to get spooked. On several Holland America Line tours, guests can explore old ghost…   read more of “Spook-tacular Shore…”

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

Today is Labor Day in the United States, and all the banks, government offices and most businesses are closed for the national holiday. Your blog team is taking a well-deserved break today as well, but we’ll be back tomorrow with more Holland America Line content!

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed on a 7-day Inside Passage Cruise visiting Alaska on Zuiderdam with her family. Enjoy reading about their adventure. This post was written by Jennifer M. Just returned from an incredible 7-day Inside Passage Cruise, visiting Glacier Bay on the Holland America Zuiderdam Cruise Ship. We had…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

HAL Celebrates Fourth of July

HAL Celebrates Fourth of July

Thanks to Human Resources Managers Julie and Annemarie for sending in photos of Veendam and Rotterdam’s 4th of July celebrations, respectively.

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

In observance of the U.S. Independence Day, we will not be posting today. We want to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July! On this holiday, Holland America Line ships will be in locations as diverse as Alaska, Russia, Canada and Norway. No matter where you are, we invite you to take a…   read more of “Happy Fourth of…”

Zaandam’s Filipino Independence Day Celebration

Zaandam’s Filipino Independence Day Celebration

Zaandam’s Filipino community recently celebrated their 115th Independence Day on June 12th. The day started with a flag raising ceremony and traditional dance presentation, then lead to tug-of-war games on the pier, followed by an appreciation dinner and later a crew party.