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Holland America Line Adds Acclaimed Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell to Award-Winning Culinary Council

Holland America Line Adds Acclaimed Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell to Award-Winning Culinary Council

Holland America Line is amplifying the star power on its award-winning Culinary Council with the addition of Seattle chef Ethan Stowell. The Seattle-based premium cruise line chose the hometown chef to enhance its culinary offerings aboard its fleet of 14 ships, including the line’s newest ship Nieuw Statendam, which begins sailing Dec. 5, 2018. Stowell…   read more of “Holland America…”

Recharge in Secluded Luxury at The Retreat on Your Next Cruise

Recharge in Secluded Luxury at The Retreat on Your Next Cruise

As many cruisers know, Holland America Line combines personalized service and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with innovative and engaging onboard amenities. One of the amenities that best shows Holland America Line’s unique ambiance is “The Retreat.” Currently on Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam, The Retreat is an outdoor area that is perfect for…   read more of “Recharge in…”

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…”