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Holland America Line is launching a contest to commemorate the launch of our newest ship. The “Celebrate ms Koningsdam Sweepstakes” runs through June 3, 2016, and the grand prize is a seven-day Caribbean sailing for two in a verandah stateroom on Koningsdam! The cruise must be taken in January or February 2017, so clear your calendars and enter to win!

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Entering is easy! Simply visit www.halkoningsdamsweeps.com and fill out the online form. Then it’s sit back and cross your fingers until the winner is announced in mid-June.

Once you hit enter, you will be given the option to earn an extra entry by sharing the sweepstakes link on Facebook and Twitter. So take advantage and double your chances.

Now that you’ve entered, which Caribbean cruise will you be dreaming about choosing? Koningsdam will be sailing both an eastern and western route visiting some of the most gorgeous islands in the region. Of course, Half Moon Cay — our award-winning private island — is on both itineraries.

Half Moon Cay is featured on all of the Caribbean itineraries.

Half Moon Cay is featured on all of the Caribbean itineraries.

Should you chose eastern Caribbean, you’ll also be calling at Grand Turk, San Juan and St. Thomas.

The eastern Caribbean is filled of hues of blue.

The eastern Caribbean is filled with hues of blue.

The western Caribbean itinerary calls at Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Key West, in addition to Half Moon Cay.

Sun, fun and culture make the western Caribbean memorable.

Sun, fun and culture make the western Caribbean memorable.

And with hundreds of shore excursions to choose from, you’ll have the chance to explore the islands from the sand, sea and sky.

Explore the many wonders of the Caribbean on a shore excursion.

Explore the many wonders of the Caribbean on a shore excursion.

If you don’t win but still want to cruise the Caribbean, Holland America Line will have six ships in the region sailing regular itineraries from winter through spring.

The contest is open to legal residents 18 years or older of the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. If you’re a UK or Netherlands resident, visit your Holland America Line homepage for the link.

Go ahead and enter now! Holland America Line fans, which itinerary would you choose if you won? Tell us below!


Holland America Line launched a “Discover Canada & New England Sweepstakes” that will award five of the line’s Pinterest followers a $500 American Express gift card.
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Amy Maleh submitted her "Perfect Day" in Greece.
Amy Maleh submitted her "Perfect Day" in Greece.

Holland America Line’s “Perfect Day Cruise Sweepstakes” is well underway on Facebook, and one lucky fan will win a seven-day cruise for two in a verandah stateroom!
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To celebrate our upcoming 140th Anniversary, we’re launching a contest on Facebook that will award four fans a cruise for two on any Holland America Line sailing of up to 14 days in an ocean-view stateroom, subject to availability.

To enter the sweepstakes, click on the “4 Corners of the World” image in the right navigation bar on the blog to access the sweepstakes on Facebook or simply go to our Facebook page. Visitors to Holland America Line’s Facebook page must “like” us, click on the “Win a Cruise” tab then submit the required information. Easy as that!

The sweepstakes ends May 8, 2013, at 10 a.m. PDT, and the four winners will be selected in a random drawing on or around May 13, 2013. (The sweepstakes is limited to legal residents 18 years of age or older from the United States, District of Columbia, Canada — except Quebec — the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.)

Good luck! And if you win, send photos of your celebratory cruise to the blog at info@hollandamericablog.com.

Blog fans, tomorrow, Oct. 31, is the LAST day you can enter our contest to win a seven-day cruise just for “liking” us on Facebook. Remember, if you’re already a fan, you can win, too. Click on the “Dream, win a seven-day cruise for two” link located on the right of our blog’s homepage.

All Holland America Facebook fans have the opportunity to share their travel desires on Facebook. By choosing from 12 stunning images, fans get to showcase their top three cruise destinations for 2013 and share these favorites with friends via their Facebook wall; however, doing so is not required for sweepstakes entry. The entry form must be completed for a chance to win the cruise. (The sweepstakes is limited to legal residents 18 years of age or older from the United States, District of Columbia, Canada — except Quebec — and the United Kingdom.)

The sweepstakes runs through tomorrow, Oct. 31, 2012, with the winner selected upon the close of the sweepstakes. So head on over to our Facebook page and enter to win! And if you’re the lucky winner, be sure to send photos from your dream cruise into the blog when you return! ;)

Nov 2011

Calling all Holland America Blog fans! In celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S. next week, we’re going to feature one Thanksgiving recipe on the blog each day until the holiday. Some of the tasty dishes are from Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s “A Taste of Celebration” cookbook and others are from our own shipboard chefs.

If you make one of the featured dishes, take a photo of you with the dish and send it in to the blog (info@hollandamericablog.com). You’ll then be registered in a random drawing to win a copy of “A Taste of Celebration” – and your photo will be featured on the blog! Be sure to send the photo, your name and contact information (which will ONLY be used to contact the winner) by Wednesday, Nov. 30. Bon appetite!

The first recipe will be posted in a few minutes so stay tuned!

Yes, winners! We had four cookbooks to give away so we thought we’d be generous and give them all away for this contest! Surprisingly, all of the random winners submitted the same dish. Hope the Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip tasted as good as it looked. Thanks to everyone who submitted their photos and congrats to the winners!

Submitted by Charley and Betty.

Submitted by John and Patricia.

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Holland America Line recently rolled out a new Wellness Program for employees to encourage a healthy living culture for them and their families. In January HAL held a Healthy Recipe Competition and it was hit! Conrad Villar, elite reservation agent, took first place with his Thai Chicken & Herb Noodle Salad as the Healthiest Dish. We thought we would share his delicious and healthy recipe with you. Enjoy!

Thai Chicken and Herb Noodle Salad.

1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast shredded
9 oz. mung bean thread noodles
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/2 cup Thai basil leaves
12 cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
1/2 cup julienne English cucumber
1 small jalapeno pepper cut into rings
Crushed unsalted peanuts (optional)
1 cup cooked deveined shrimp (optional)

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