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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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The Music, The Food, The Culture and the Spirit of New Orleans Celebrated on New Big Easy Cruise. Weeklong Event Embraces and Honors the Crescent City, Stopping In New Orleans for Unforgettable Concerts and Authentic Experiences

StarVista LIVE announces a completely new way to celebrate New Orleans as it launches the Big Easy Cruise, a 7-day event that brings together the music, food, culture and spirit of this extraordinary city. (more…)

Holland America Line Partners with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in Celebration of 150th Anniversary. Collaboration to Commemorate Cruise Line’s Beginnings as Immigrant Carrier with On-Board Content and a Curated Exhibit at Ellis Island

Holland America Line (logo)Holland America Line will partner with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the eponymous landmarks, to celebrate the cruise line’s 150-year journey from immigrant carrier to consumer ocean liner fleet. (more…)

Growing Interest in Alaska 2023 as Holland America Line’s 75th Anniversary Season in the Great Land Comes to an End

An Holland America ship at Halibut Point Marine - Sitka, Alaska  (Courtesy Halibut Point Marine Services LLC - CLIA)Following a full season of 107 cruises and Cruisetours aboard six ships, Holland America Line set sail from Alaska for the last time this year with Eurodam and Koningsdam completing a final port visit at Ketchikan yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 6, before ending at Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, respectively on Saturday. (more…)

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