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A region rejoices as Princess and Holland America return to service in Seattle
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A region rejoices as Princess and Holland America return to service in Seattle

Princess Cruises and Holland America Line have celebrated their much-awaited return to the port of Seattle, with a big celebration in the city. As of this week, both lines are once again sailing from Seattle […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 27 2021
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At last – major cruise lines set to resume sailings in Alaska

Princess, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival revealed plans to resume cruising this summer, including voyages to Alaska. The momentous occasion came after the U.S Senate passed a bill last week that would […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 21 2021
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Celebrity Cruises and Holland America battle for all-inclusive market

Holland America (HAL) has this week unveiled a “Have it All” premium package cruise fare to include beverages, speciality dining, WiFi and shore excursions, dramatically ramping up the premium line’s push into all inclusive fares. […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Apr 23 2021
Discover Australia's coastal treasures, Dili and Komodo Island from $195 a night
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Discover Australia’s coastal treasures, Dili and Komodo Island from $195 a night

It is a holiday made for adventure lovers who also adore the finer things in life. This is your chance to explore Australia’s much acclaimed, coastal treasures from the Great Barrier Reef to the beach […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Mar 2 2021
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Alaska sailing season in jeopardy after Canada extends cruise ban

The Canadian government overnight has banned ships for entering its waters for the rest of the year, which is a massive blow for the Alaska cruise season. The ban will remain until February 22, 2022 […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 5 2021
Holland America Line reveals new 2022 and 2023 grand voyages
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Holland America Line reveals new 2022 and 2023 grand voyages

Holland America Line has opened its bookings for a number of 2022 and 2023 grand voyages. This includes around the world sailings as well as to South America and Antarctica. Ranging from 71 to 127 […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jan 28 2021
CDC issues a warning against cruising
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US rise in COVID cases puts back the start of cruising

The powerful US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday issued its strictest warning yet about cruising, thanks to the soaring number of cases across the nation, The move comes just a few weeks […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 23 2020
Brand new cruise ships sailing in 2021
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A rollercoaster at sea, sky suites and celebrity eats: the shiny new ships sailing in 2021

Despite a COVID-19 throwing a sledgehammer into the travel industry, ship-builders have been busier than ever, building and readying ships across the world for sailings in 2021. Whether it be a mega-ship or a tiny […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 20 2020
Holland America Line sends six ships to Alaska in 2021 to help struggling tourism
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Holland America Line sends six ships to Alaska in 2021 to help struggling tourism

Holland America Line will be sending six ships to Alaska in 2021, which will be a massive relief for the region’s tourism industry which has taken a battering from COVID closures. A new report filed […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 23 2020
HAL's new Rotterdam celebrates coin welding ceremony
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HAL’s new Rotterdam celebrates coin welding ceremony

Holland America Line’s latest ship, Rotterdam celebrated its coin ceremony at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy yesterday. In keeping with the Italian shipbuilding tradition, Mai Elmar, the executive director of Cruise Port Rotterdam in the […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Oct 2 2020
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More lines cancel grand world cruises next year

Once it was one of the most popular, highly sought-after itinerary – the grand world cruise which traversed the globe in more than 100 days. Today, with international borders still restricted, access to attractive ports […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Aug 28 2020
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HAL exits the Pacific – but insists it will bring in new vessels

Holland America Line has sold the Maasdam  – the ship which sailed Australia and New Zealand. The 27-year-old HAL veteran had gone to an undisclosed buyer. The line has also sold sister ship, Veedam, to […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 16 2020