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See the Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Get Sliced in Half

See the Silver Spirit Cruise Ship Get Sliced in Half

Refurbishing old cruise ships is nothing new, but Silversea has done something the luxury cruise world has never seen before: they cut their ship Silver Spirit in half. This ambitious feat was part of a plan to lengthen the ship and increase its capacity. The project reportedly took 500 skilled workers nearly 450,000 hours of […]

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Nieuw Statendam: Holland America’s New Ship Sets Sail This Winter

Nieuw Statendam: Holland America’s New Ship Sets Sail This Winter

Launching in December 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam will be a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second of Holland America’s Pinnacle-class ships. It features a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. On board, expect an extraordinary experience. Savor the innovative specialty restaurants – from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Cafe. […]

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Planet Earth II in Concert: Breathtaking New Show Debuts on Holland America

Planet Earth II in Concert: Breathtaking New Show Debuts on Holland America

Hang with lemurs in Madagascar, race with lions in Namibia, brave the waves with penguins – all to the tune of a live orchestra. This is the new and exclusive show debuting on Holland America’s ships in partnership with BBC Earth. Combining live music with a backdrop of dramatic footage from “Planet Earth II,” guests […]

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“Food Faces” Art Book by Holland America’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin

“Food Faces” Art Book by Holland America’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin

The latest culinary creation from Holland America’s Master Chef is a feast for your eyes, not your taste buds. Rudi Sodamin’s new coffee table book is called “Food Faces,” and features more than 150 vibrant images of edible art. Chef Sodamin’s distinctive characters are inspired by culinary ingredients and human expression. Each plate personality is […]

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America’s Test Kitchen is on Holland America’s Newest Ship, Nieuw Statendam

America’s Test Kitchen is on Holland America’s Newest Ship, Nieuw Statendam

Want to know the secret to homemade pasta or the perfect burger? Learn from the best – at sea – with America’s Test Kitchen on board Holland America’s newest ship, the Nieuw Statendam. The ship’s state of the art test kitchen will host a wide array of live cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Learn masterful […]

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Why Sail with Holland America?

Why Sail with Holland America?

For nearly 145 years, Holland America has been introducing guests to new places and new cultures. They truly understand the transformative power of travel. Traveling opens minds, builds connections, and fosters friendships the world over. Join Holland America for an unforgettable experience on your next trip. Get inspired with this short video and see why […]

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Free entry to the Grand Palais

Free entry to the Grand Palais

A visit to the iconic Grand Palais is a “must-do” for Paris-bound travelers! Built for the 1900 World Expo, the monument is especially famous for its glass roof, which spans nearly 800 feet —the largest in Europe. This summer, these glass-encased halls are open to the public for free on June 9-10, and June 16-17, […]

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Beer Aficionados: You’ve Heard of Pilsner, But Have You Been to Pilzen?

Beer Aficionados: You’ve Heard of Pilsner, But Have You Been to Pilzen?

Plzeň, Czech Republic is the proud birthplace of Pilsner beer, the pale-gold blond lager that’s enjoyed around the world. First produced in 1842, Pilsner beer inspires more than two-thirds of the beer produced in the world today. But it wasn’t always this way. While beer may be the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage (dating back to […]

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Norwegian Bliss Sails to Seattle For Christening

Norwegian Bliss Sails to Seattle For Christening

The newest ship in Norwegian’s fleet was just christened in Seattle, and soon will begin its Alaska cruise season. Norwegian Bliss arrived in Seattle on May 30, 2018 for its christening ceremony. After a 3-day exhibition cruise, it begins its summer season of 7-day Alaska cruises which will stop in Ketchikan, Juneau Skagway, and Victoria, […]

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Welcome O-Board: Oprah to be Godmother of Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam

Welcome O-Board: Oprah to be Godmother of Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam

Philanthropist, actor, TV icon, author – Oprah Winfrey has worn many hats in her life. Now, she’ll add to that list as the godmother of Holland America’s newest ship, the Nieuw Statendam. In a private ceremony in early 2019, Oprah will dedicate the ship before it sets sail on a special inaugural voyage. Oprah will […]

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