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Up close and personal look at Holland America Line

When you are planning your next cruise, there are three words to keep in mind – Holland America Line.

Holland America Line has been around for over 140 years and is well-known for its elegant ambiance, ships that mirror more of an elegant five-star hotel and service to match, and a returning clientele that enjoys it all. They are known for a traditional cruising experience with modern touches.

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Dear Cesar, Just dropping you a note about our Alaskan cruise. This was Kurt's and my first cruise and we had a great time. Holland America treated us like royalty; we had excellent service. Thank you for all your time and effort in making our cruise an enjoyable vacation. — JoAnn and Kurt W.
HAL-Nieuw-Amsterdam Up close and personal look at Holland America Line

Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Up close and personal look at Holland America Line

And don’t think days at sea are just for lounging poolside (although that’s certainly a favorite experience for many.)  Dive in and enjoy such programs as the Culinary Arts Center cooking demonstrations, dance lessons via Dancing with the Stars progam, or the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. For those of you who are art lovers, Holland America Line offers The Collections of Holland America Line, which is an awe-inspiring variety of paintings, drawings, watercolors, mixed-media works, sports memorabilia.

HAL-Veendam Up close and personal look at Holland America Line

Holland America Cruise Line Veendam Up close and personal look at Holland America Line

STATEROOM AND SUITES

Once on board, the one-of-a-kind experience begins. You will be welcomed to your stateroom or your suite and relax on their unique signature Mariner’s Dream bed. Most staterooms are ocean-facing and many have elegant teak-lined verandas for those days you want to dine alfresco or even sunbathe away from the crowds.

Holland America Zuiderdam Up close and personal look at Holland America Line

Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam Up close and personal look at Holland America Line

EXQUISITE DINING

You will find dining on a Holland America Line cruise ship to your liking. They invite you to dine “As You Wish.” There are restaurants on board to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer. Perhaps one night you crave Italian cuisine and the next a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak. I recommend you make reservations at the Pinnacle Grill one night. It’s an extra $29 per person, but well worth it. The private restaurant features top quality, hand-selected Sterling Silver premium beef. The chefs use their own special blend of seasoned rubs to create unique and savory flavors of beef, seafood and other specialty items.

HAL-Zuiderdam Up close and personal look at Holland America Line

Holland America Line’s ms  Zuiderdam Up close and personal look at Holland America Line

ENTERTAINMENT

Welcome to “Dancing With The Stars: At Sea”. Learn the steps by taking dance lessons from the pros, meet the stars and participate in a question-and-answer session, photo opportunities and a dazzling production with glittering stars and stunning costuming from the show. Perhaps you will be one of the guests from these classes to take center stage in the show lounge in an exciting dance-off performance. DWTSAS is available on all 15 ships.

But the entertainment on board doesn’t stop there. Dancing, watching thrilling shows on stage, joining the nightly sing-along in the Piano Bar or trying your hand at Blackjack in the casino are just some of the fun evening activities you can participate it.  I highly recommend you make it to the BB King Blues Club at least once. This popular high-energy show is outstanding and features world-class muscians.

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ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS

While many people aren’t necessarily thinking of the environment on their vacation, it’s good to know this cruise line is.

Setting a new standard for environmental leadership, Holland America Line has earned its ISO 14001 certification. This internationally recognized standard for environmental management encompasses virtually every aspect of their ship’s operations. Take comfort and pride in knowing that you are supporting a cruise line that is concerned in safeguarding their guests and crew as well as the environment.

Their onboard philanthropic program called “On Deck for a Cause” is a noncompetitive 5K fundraising walk held on every dialing and benefits six international cancer organizations located in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany and the U.K. You’ll have fun encircling the Promenade deck with its traditional teak walkway–and earn a t-shirt for participating.

To find the best deals on your next cruise with Holland America Line, call our expert agents today at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) . You can visit us at www.CruiseExperts.com or email us at info@cruiseexperts.com. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our Inner Circle for more exclusive offers!

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