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Celebrate National Rum Day with a FOOD & WINE Shore Excursion in the Caribbean

Celebrate National Rum Day with a FOOD & WINE Shore Excursion in the Caribbean

Happy National Rum Day! Celebrated annually on August 16, the holiday honors the distilled clear beverage which is a byproduct of molasses production or made directly from sugar cane juice. While the sweet spirit originated in Papua New Guinea, the beverage has become tied to the sunny Caribbean islands. In celebration of the holiday, we’re…   read more of “Celebrate National…”

Breathtaking Scenery Awaits on a Fall Foliage Cruise to Canada & New England

Breathtaking Scenery Awaits on a Fall Foliage Cruise to Canada & New England

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.” — Victoria Erickson. In September and October, Canada and New England’s famed foliage puts on a dazzling display of vibrant colors beckoning travelers from near and far. The charming cities and quaint coastal towns become magical during this time…   read more of “Breathtaking…”

#WorldSnorkelingDay: Five Excursions that Explore the Beauty Beneath the Surface

#WorldSnorkelingDay:  Five Excursions that Explore the Beauty Beneath the Surface

Today is World Snorkeling Day, and in honor of the special holiday we’re showcasing five of our favorite snorkeling excursions guests can experience on a Holland America Line cruise. From the idyllic Caribbean to breathtaking Hawaii, these specially selected tours allow guests to explore the beauty of some of the world’s most famed locales from…   read more of “#WorldSnorkelingDay:…”

Happy Canada Day! Explore Canada from Coast to Coast on a Variety of Shore Excursions

Happy Canada Day! Explore Canada from Coast to Coast on a Variety of Shore Excursions

Today is Canada Day, and in honor of the holiday we’re highlighting how you can explore this vast and beautiful country with Holland America Line’s shore excursions on cruises to Alaska, Canada & New England and Pacific Coast. QUINTESSENTIAL QUEBEC If you want to feel like you’re visiting France without the jet lag, then during…   read more of “Happy Canada Day!…”

Dog Sledding on a Glacier is an Unforgettable Excursion in Alaska

Dog Sledding on a Glacier is an Unforgettable Excursion in Alaska

As experienced cruisers with hundreds of days on water, we often encounter want-to-be cruisers who ask where they should go. Alaska is our go-to answer. Though we’ve explored Alaska several times, every visit reveals something new. Before our voyage last year on the Westerdam, friends and colleagues offered some well-heeled advice: take a flight and…   read more of “Dog Sledding on a…”

New Food & Wine Tours Served Up in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America

New Food & Wine Tours Served Up in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America

Holland America Line guests hungry for more culinary adventures ashore can satisfy their appetite with 30 new FOOD & WINE shore excursions throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America that showcase the bold flavors of the region. Developed in partnership with FOOD & WINE magazine, Holland America Line guests can now choose from nearly 100…   read more of “New Food &…”

Press Diary: Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Benefits Local Youth

Press Diary: Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Benefits Local Youth

Kelly Stilwell of Food Fun & Faraway Places recently sailed on Holland America Line to Southeast Asia and participated in “The Courageous Kitchen Cooking Class: In Partnership With Food & Wine Magazine” shore excursion while at Bangkok, Thailand. Read selections from Kelly Stilwell’s article to hear about her Thai cooking class experience! Thai Cooking Class…   read more of “Press Diary: Thai…”