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An Elegant Evening at the Rijksmuseum, Courtesy of Holland America

An Elegant Evening at the Rijksmuseum, Courtesy of Holland America

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum holds some of the finest art in Europe, but the one downside is it’s always filled with visitors. Instead of braving the crowds, perhaps you’d like an exclusive after-hours visit, complete with expert guide and a gourmet meal? And best of all, this experience is also complimentary. It’s not too good to be […]

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Transit the Panama Canal and Learn about this Engineering Marvel

Transit the Panama Canal and Learn about this Engineering Marvel

This year, cross the Panama Canal off your bucket list and experience this fascinating waterway from the comfort of a cruise ship. Glide through a total of twelve locks on your eight-hour journey through the canal. With each lock, the ship is raised about 85 feet. Your ship captain is not allowed to navigate through […]

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Blend Your Own Wine at Sea aboard the ms Koningsdam

Blend Your Own Wine at Sea aboard the ms Koningsdam

The best cruise ships offer plenty of on-board entertainment. But there’s one unique activity that you can only find on the ms Koningsdam – a wine blending workshop. Holland America’s newest ship is home to an intimate venue called BLEND by Chateau Ste Michelle. Here, guests can enjoy wine tastings as well as try their […]

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Holland America Announces New 2018 Signature Experiences

Holland America Announces New 2018 Signature Experiences

Have a private after-hours museum visit in Montréal with appetizers and an open bar – or perhaps an opulent evening on Venice’s Grand Canal hosted by a countess. These are just a couple examples of Holland America Line’s incredible new Signature Experiences, offered during select 2018 sailings. Signature Experiences are one-of-a-kind, culturally immersive excursions that […]

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World’s Best Airports of 2017

World’s Best Airports of 2017

Skytrax released their annual ranking of the world’s best airports.  For the 5th year in a row Singapore’s Changi airport took the top spot followed by Tokyo Haneda, Incheon, Munich and Hong Kong.   US airports didn’t fare so well, taking the 26th spot is Cincinnati/Kentucky and in the 28th position is the Denver airport. […]

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Silversea’s Silver Explorer to Undergo Refurbishment Dry Dock

Silversea’s Silver Explorer to Undergo Refurbishment Dry Dock

  From April 29 – May 17, 2017, Silversea’s expedition ship Silver Explorer will enter dry dock to undergo extensive upgrades. Suites will be refreshed from the ground up. Public areas will receive new flooring and new furniture. A new library will be installed in the Observation Lounge, and the gym will nearly double in […]

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This Summer, Travel between Paris and Bordeaux in Only Two Hours

This Summer, Travel between Paris and Bordeaux in Only Two Hours

The TGV (France’s high-speed train) will begin service this July between Paris and Bordeaux, making the trip in just two hours – a full hour and ten minutes shorter than usual. Service is scheduled to begin on July 2, 2017. Trains will run hourly during off-peak times, and every 30 minutes during the busiest times […]

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New Rainforest Hideaway Experience and Volcano Tour with Four Seasons Hualalai

New Rainforest Hideaway Experience and Volcano Tour with Four Seasons Hualalai

Here’s how to have the adventure of a lifetime on the Island of Hawai’i with the ultimate pop-up experience from the Four Seasons Hualalai. You and up to three companions will be whisked from the resort via helicopter, with breathtaking aerial views of cascading waterfalls, lush valleys, and beautiful beaches. You can even make a […]

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You Can Sleep in the Sky in This Transparent Glass Pod Above the Sacred Valley

You Can Sleep in the Sky in This Transparent Glass Pod Above the Sacred Valley

Here’s a unique hotel experience that’s not for the faint of heart. Skylodge Adventure Suites offer guests the chance to experience Peru’s mystical Sacred Valley from an utterly breathtaking vantage point. Spend the night in a clear glass capsule, suspended from the cliff-side over 1,000 feet above the ground. These sky suites are actually quite […]

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Experience America’s Test Kitchen on Select Holland America Sailings

Experience America’s Test Kitchen on Select Holland America Sailings

Foodies, chefs, and home cooks alike can agree that America’s Test Kitchen is one of the best cooking shows out there. Now, a new and exciting partnership between America’s Test Kitchen and Holland America Line lets cruise guests experience the show in person, with hands-on workshops and cooking demonstrations on board. For the time being, […]

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