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In it for the Long Haul: Cruise Line Marks 147 Years of Sailing History

04/24/2020 in Anywhere
These historic photos and delightful vintage posters trace one of the longest journeys of any cruise line. Holland America Line commemorates its 147th anniversary in April 2020. 
While 147 years is not the round number milestone that usually marks big anniversary celebrations, this anniversary takes place while travel has paused globally and HAL cruise operations have...

Cruise Company Offers Ships as Floating Hospitals During COVID-19

03/27/2020 in Anywhere

For some members of this family of cruise lines, serving during great times of need is part of the company DNA.

Carnival Corporation’s family of cruise lines includes some of the world’s most historic, like the British luxury line Cunard and also Holland America Line.

History of Service


Holland America’s roots go back to the 1870’s as a shipping and passenger line providing...

3 New Cruise Line Private Islands

03/22/2019 in Caribbean
It used to be that private islands were the playgrounds of the ridiculously rich and fabulously famous. Then cruise lines got into the game. Now, cruise lines are competing with each other to build exclusive tropical enclaves in the Caribbean for their guests to experience not just a day on the beach, but create travel memories they can't get anywhere...

8 Facts About the Panama Canal

01/24/2019 in Panama City

Panama is one of the fastest-growing destinations in Central America, and the Panama Canal is the country's star attraction. Although it's on everyone's list of things to experience, the canal is more important as a global shipping transit than tourist experience. 

Whether you sail the canal on your next cruise or watch in action from land, here are 8 things you...

Video: Play for a Day on Holland America Line's Caribbean Private Island

06/18/2018 in Anywhere

Think only the super rich and celebrities get the privileges of private islands?

Guests aboard Holland America Line cruises in the Eastern Caribbean can get a taste of private island lifestyle too.

HAL's private island is Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, and it's the featured port of call on the Oprah Winfrey Girls' Getaway cruise.

BestTrip.TV has already been to this fantasy...


Is a World Cruise Right for You?

10/30/2017 in Anywhere

Cruising is a storied way of travel, full of unique traditions and experiences you'll never enjoy any other way than on a cruise ship.  The World Cruise is one of those time-honored cruising traditions, dating back to the Golden Age of steam ships and a new approach to travel by the most stylish people on both sides of the Atlantic.

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What Ship Has a $4 Million Art Collection?

10/25/2017 in Anywhere

Holland America Line's ships are famous for their museum-quality art.  Fans of cruising on Holland America Line ships are familiar with the pleasure of rounding a corner to encounter another stimulating piece or installation of art.  Art tours are among the most unique on board experiences on HAL ships.

On Holland America Line's newest ship, the MS Konigsdam, 4.1 million...