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Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

“I travel to feel the ancient intangibles and hear the whispers of history.” – Elise Abeth. For some, wanderlust is driven by adventure or the arts, while others are passionate about discovering the rich history found in every corner of the globe. Whether it’s an ancient temple, citadel or library, Holland America Line offers an…   read more of “Step Back in Time…”

Holland America Line Receives Five 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine

Holland America Line Receives Five 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine

Porthole Cruise Magazine recently announced their 2018 Readers’ Choice awards, and we are proud to say that Holland America Line took home five! Readers of Porthole, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications, recognized our cruise line in areas that covered everything from top shoreside experiences to onboard facilities. Holland America Line won…   read more of “Holland America…”

Celebrate the World of Art on a Holland America Line Cruise with Onboard Galleries, Rijksmuseum and EXC Tours

Celebrate the World of Art on a Holland America Line Cruise with Onboard Galleries, Rijksmuseum and EXC Tours

Today is International Artists Day, and Holland America Line has a lot to celebrate surrounding this day. From our incredible partnership with Rijksmuseum and our museum-focused EXC Tours to our new partnership with ArtLink and the thought-provoking art adorning our ships, art is at the heart of the Holland America Line experience ARTLINK Guests can…   read more of “Celebrate the World…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Santa Marta, San Blas Islands, Golfito & Quepos

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Santa Marta, San Blas Islands, Golfito & Quepos

Our EXC In-Depth Voyages recently set sail on an unforgettable journey of discovery. Holland America Line’s Director of Explorations Dr. Peter Carey is on board, and he, along with the EXC In-Depth Guides, will be documenting their up-close adventures and encounters our guests are having at every port. After departing Ft. Lauderdale the ship made…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Lush Landscapes and Enchanting Experiences Beckon on a Cruise to New Zealand

Lush Landscapes and Enchanting Experiences Beckon on a Cruise to New Zealand

Today is New Zealand’s Independence Day, and to celebrate we’re highlighting Holland America Line’s unique cruise itineraries, EXC Tours and our Signature Experience in Auckland that give our guests an in-depth exploration of a remarkable destination. From October 2018 though May 2019, Noordam sails regular itineraries Down Under, while Maasdam’s EXC In-Depth Voyages provide immersive…   read more of “Lush Landscapes and…”

Everything You Need to Know When Cruising to Cuba with Holland America Line

Everything You Need to Know When Cruising to Cuba with Holland America Line

¡Bienvenido a Cuba! From the cultural sites to the delightful bites, there is something for everyone in this sunny, Caribbean locale. The recent changes to U.S.-Cuba travel policy have made it so that more Americans can experience Cuba for themselves. Cruising with Holland America Line is a great way to take advantage of this opportunity,…   read more of “Everything You Need…”

Extend Your ‘Endless Summer’ With a Visit to Holland America Line’s Private Island Paradise

Extend Your ‘Endless Summer’ With a Visit to Holland America Line’s Private Island Paradise

Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas, is the highest rated private island experience in the region, having been named Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Best Private Island for 17 consecutive years and Best Private Island in Travel Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Awards. While the Caribbean is full of tropical wonders, there’s nothing…   read more of “Extend Your…”

#WineTourismDay: Five Shore Excursions That Will Take You on a Journey of Worldly Wines

#WineTourismDay: Five Shore Excursions That Will Take You on a Journey of Worldly Wines

Are you a wine aficionado or simply a connoisseur of expanding your horizons? With the rise of wine’s popularity, Holland America Line continues to foster a love of wine among our guests with our BLEND experience where guests make their own blend of red wine, as well as through our partnership with our Wine Curator…   read more of “#WineTourismDay:…”