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Where’s ms Amsterdam? The Grand Adventure Continues for a HAL Cruiser

Where’s ms Amsterdam? The Grand Adventure Continues for a HAL Cruiser

Each year, Holland America Line carefully crafts Grand Voyages that offer extended journeys to some of the most incredible places in the world. The longer itineraries allow for in-depth explorations and immersive experiences that very few cruise lines offer. Holland America Line has been sailing Grand Voyages for years, and no other cruise line offers…   read more of “Where’s ms…”

Cruise Experts Tell All: Why You Should Take a Mediterranean Cruise

Cruise Experts Tell All: Why You Should Take a Mediterranean Cruise

Are you thinking about taking a Mediterranean cruise but not sure it’s for you? Hear about cruising the Med from the people who know best … our own past passengers! In a new series called “Cruise Experts Tell All,” the Holland America Blog is turning to our own guests to get an insider’s perspective on…   read more of “Cruise Experts Tell…”

Cádiz: Spain’s Happy, Hearty Soul

Cádiz: Spain’s Happy, Hearty Soul

Spain is full of memorable and exciting cities. Cruises that visit the country call at ports from Barcelona to Malaga and Madrid to Cartagena, with each one offering a unique experience filled with culture, history and grand architecture.

South Pacific Jewels: Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora

South Pacific Jewels: Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora

The South Pacific is often called one of the most beautiful parts of the world, and Holland America Line features an exciting menu of cruise options like the upcoming 74-day South Pacific Explorer and Great Barrier Reef voyage on ms Volendam.

Cruise Diary Part 1: Wine & Dine Your Way Through the Med

Cruise Diary Part 1: Wine & Dine Your Way Through the Med

Dutch TV celebrity and travel writer Charlotte Van Hoorn recently was back onboard, this time cruising aboard a segment of ms Prinsendam’s Grand Africa & Mediterranean Voyage.

Lights! Camera! Monte Carlo!

Lights! Camera! Monte Carlo!

On any Holland America Line cruise in Europe, guests are taken to an incredibly diverse array of ports. From those that are scenically stunning to historical meccas, each region has its landmark calls that are not to be missed.

Top 10 Experiences on Cruises to South America

Top 10 Experiences on Cruises to South America

South America is full of contrasts. From the piercing blue ice of Antarctica to the lush jungles of the Amazon, it’s a continent that truly has something for everyone.

Juneau: Alaska’s All-in-One Port

Juneau: Alaska’s All-in-One Port

Holland America Line’s Alaska cruises are filled with exciting, unique and unspoiled ports. While names like Sitka, Homer and Skagway might not be as familiar as Anchorage or Ketchikan, it’s the state’s capital of Juneau that is probably most well-known.