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The Lanai: A Unique Stateroom Experience on a Holland America Line Cruise

The Lanai: A Unique Stateroom Experience on a Holland America Line Cruise

Holland America Line is known for graceful mid-sized ships with a generous amount of personal space for guests as they cruise the world. Some cruisers might be surprised to learn that Holland America extends this roomy cruise experience to the promenade deck on five of our ships: Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam, Veendam and Volendam with our…   read more of “The Lanai: A Unique…”

Koningsdam’s $4.1 Million Art Collection Ranges from Classic to Contemporary and Traditional to Avant-Garde

Koningsdam’s $4.1 Million Art Collection Ranges from Classic to Contemporary and Traditional to Avant-Garde

One of the most notable features of any Holland America Line ship is the remarkable collection of museum-quality art on board. The line’s newest vessel, Koningsdam, which launched in April 2016, is no exception. With a collection worth $4.1 million, the ship highlights the talents of leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, working with art…   read more of “Koningsdam’s $4.1…”

Greenhouse Spa: Zuiderdam’s New Facial Machine Delivers Advanced Technologies

Greenhouse Spa: Zuiderdam’s New Facial Machine Delivers Advanced Technologies

Holland America Line’s Greenhouse Spa & Salon, long known for its Elemis product line, has a new beauty tool for cruisers. The Elemis Biotec facial machine provides five different, customized approaches to maximize skin care. Spa Director Kadina Williams was kind enough to give me a demo on our recent, 18-night “Viking Passage” cruise from…   read more of “Greenhouse Spa:…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Sel de Mer’s Salt Crusted Branzino with Tarragon Beurre Fondu

Rudi’s Recipes: Sel de Mer’s Salt Crusted Branzino with Tarragon Beurre Fondu

Holland America Line cruises offer many enriching activities, and among the favorites are the cooking demos in the Culinary Arts Center. Guests have the opportunity to watch visiting celebrity chefs or the ship’s own experts prepare and execute delicious dishes. At the end of each demo, attendees get to leave with their own recipe card…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

HAL Reaches $5 Million Donated to Cancer Support Through ‘On Deck’ Programming

HAL Reaches $5 Million Donated to Cancer Support Through ‘On Deck’ Programming

In honor of World Cancer Day tomorrow, Feb. 4, Holland America Line is proud to announce that to date, the guests and employees of the company have raised more than $5 million for cancer support through “On Deck” programming that began in 2006. Currently the On Deck for a Cause program benefits six international cancer…   read more of “HAL Reaches $5…”

Relax, Refresh and Unwind: Pampering Yourself on a Holland America Line Cruise

Relax, Refresh and Unwind: Pampering Yourself on a Holland America Line Cruise

A cruise with Holland America Line is the ultimate retreat. As you indulge in exquisite cuisine, exceptional entertainment and once-in-a-lifetime destinations, it becomes clear that our main focus is you. Every aspect of our cruises is geared toward making your vacation unforgettable, however these activities and services are specifically designed to have you feeling and…   read more of “Relax, Refresh and…”

Launch of ‘Explorations Central’ Onboard Redefines Destination Immersion

Launch of ‘Explorations Central’ Onboard Redefines Destination Immersion

Holland America Line is amplifying its destination immersion experiences with the launch of Explorations Central, or EXC, as it will be called. The multifaceted EXC experience combines a wide array of indispensable travel resources with enrichment opportunities for guests that make their travel experience more engaging, vivid and meaningful. If you’d like to watch a…   read more of “Launch of…”

Videos: Missed Our America’s Test Kitchen News? See & Learn More About It Here

Videos: Missed Our America’s Test Kitchen News? See & Learn More About It Here

Holland America Line guests are getting ready to experience the innovation and excitement of America’s Test Kitchen’s through live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops when the new programming launches across the fleet in the coming months. Our guests will learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence. If you missed…   read more of “Videos: Missed Our…”