Tagged: Holland America Line

“Samantha Brown’s Places To Love” Returns To Pbs On Friday, January 6. Two-Time Emmy Winner Returns for Sixth Season, Exploring Travel Destinations from Belfast to Big Sky

Samantha Brown, host of PBS’s two-time Emmy winning series, “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love,” returns with the show’s sixth season starting airing on Friday, January 6 (check local listings for exact dates/times). (more…)

Holland America Line Named Exclusive Cruise Line Partner of the Professional Pickleball Association

All ships in the Holland America Line fleet feature pickleball courts with amazing top-deck views that will be refreshed by February 2023, including adding new PPA Tour partner logos. Beginning in February and rolling out fleet-wide by April 2023, complimentary beginner lessons will be offered by shipboard instructors who will teach guests the rules and basics of playing pickleball, including where the  kitchen  is and what it means to hit a  dink  shot    (Image at LateCruiseNews.com - December 2022)A leader in cruising is teaming up with the leader of the fastest growing sport in the U.S., thanks to an exciting new partnership. Holland America Line has been exclusively named as the Official Cruise Line of the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) and is committed to expanding its pickleball experience at sea for guests. (more…)

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Japan Commitment to Reopen Cruising Sets Stage for Long-Awaited Holland America Line Asia Voyages. Resumption means 2023 Asia cruises will sail as planned from February through April

Holland America Line's Westerdam (Courtesy HAL) Holland America Line’s Westerdam is preparing for a series of itineraries in Japan as cruising returns to the region after two-and-a-half-years. Westerdam, currently sailing in Australia and New Zealand, starts the Asia season following a January drydock in Singapore. Beginning February 3, the ship sails a series of Far East voyages showcasing the diversity of countries visited while celebrating histories that have been thousands of years in the makingFor the first time in two-and-a-half-years, cruising will return to Japan, and Holland America Line’s Westerdam is preparing for a series of itineraries in early 2023 that will let guests explore lands where ancient temples and cultures steeped in tradition mix with soaring skyscrapers and bustling capitals. (more…)

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Service Dog Sails into Elite Status; More than 700 Cruise Days with Holland America Line. Ceremony held in New York to present Joska the Service Dog with award that recognizes premium line’s most frequent cruisers

Joska poses with her people, Cornelius and Cornelia Marinussen, aboard Rotterdam on Oct. 26. Joska, a 10-yr-old service dog, was recognized for sailing 700 days aboard Holland America line ships, earning a Platinum Medallion and 5-star Mariner status (Image at LateCruiseNews.com - October 2022)Holland America Line’s favorite four-legged friend, Joska the service dog, reached a milestone achievement of 700 cruise days on Rotterdam’s current 150th Anniversary Transatlantic Crossing, making her eligible to receive the Platinum Medallion, the highest past-guest award for cruising days. (more…)

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