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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Charms World Cruise Guests

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Charms World Cruise Guests

Every Grand World Voyage lives up to its name, but this year’s journey was made especially memorable by the presence of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who boarded ms Amsterdam at Durban, South Africa, March 28 and disembarked at Cape Town April 1.

Land+Sea Journeys Explore Alaska’s Denali National Park

Land+Sea Journeys Explore Alaska’s Denali National Park

While a cruise to Alaska showcases the most beautiful and breathtaking scenery that the coast has to offer, there’s so much more to see in the interior of this stunning state.

Dawson City: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Dawson City: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

The Winter 2014 issue of Holland America Line’s Mariner Magazine features an article entitled “Dynamic Duo” by Dave Johnston that gives insight into Denali National Park and the Yukon’s Dawson City.

Travel Tips From Guests on Cruising Alaska & the Yukon

Travel Tips From Guests on Cruising Alaska & the Yukon

Alaska has a magical quality that takes hold of those who visit. We asked our Facebook fans for advice on cruising Alaska and the Yukon and they responded with fabulous tips on what to do and see.

Amsterdam Sets Sail on the 2014 Grand World Voyage

Amsterdam Sets Sail on the 2014 Grand World Voyage

Holland America Line’s flagship ms Amsterdam cruised out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, on the 55th Grand World Voyage for the company.

Cruise Diary: ‘Bucket List’ Ports of Europe

Cruise Diary: ‘Bucket List’ Ports of Europe

Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke recently sailed on Eurodam throughout Europe, and the ship called at some interesting, off-the-beaten-path ports that aren’t often found on cruise itineraries. Similarly, Nieuw Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Marco van Belleghem and Future Cruise Consultant Joanne Gardner snapped some memorable photos at the unique port of Kotor, Montenegro. Enjoy “visiting” these unique…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Homeports of Europe 2014: Venice, Rotterdam & Barcelona

Homeports of Europe 2014: Venice, Rotterdam & Barcelona

Holland America Line’s ships might be leaving Europe for the season, but if a cruise vacation to Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey, the Baltic or northern Europe is on your mind for next year, it’s never too early to begin planning for summer 2014. And with several homeports to depart from, there’s an exciting adventure…   read more of “Homeports of Europe…”

Mariner Moments: Celebrating our Longtime Cruisers

Mariner Moments: Celebrating our Longtime Cruisers

Holland America Line has extremely loyal guests called Mariners. They return time and again, year after year. They travel for weeklong vacations and 100-plus-day Grand World Voyages. They are our greatest ambassadors and true members of the Holland America Line family. But you don’t need to sail on a dozen cruises to become a Mariner…   read more of “Mariner Moments:…”