5 Reasons to Cruise with Holland America | Brownell Travel

5 Reasons to Cruise with Holland America

When you cruise with Holland America, it’s not just an ordinary vacation – they’ve been perfecting the experience for over 140 years after all! Each itinerary is carefully crafted to feature the best of each destination. And onboard, the experience is equally impressive. Holland America’s exclusive partnerships take every element of the cruise to a new level so that guests can savor every bit of the journey.

BBC Earth Experiences

Holland America partnered with BBC Earth to create unforgettable ways for guests to learn about our world. From concerts to movies to activities, these programs enrich the cruise experience. For an even more in-depth adventure, there are BBC Earth featured cruises where travelers can meet the people behind BBC Earth.

Oprah Onboard

Yes, you read that correctly. The Oprah Winfrey is partnering with Holland America during Oprah’s Year of Adventure. During four special sailings, O, The Oprah Magazine editors and inspirational speakers from the SuperSoul 100 will be on board. And during one incredible sailing to Alaska, Oprah herself will get in on the adventure!

America’s Test Kitchen

The award winning show America’s Test Kitchen comes to life aboard Holland America. You can experience a live cooking demonstration and even learn from the pros during a hands-on workshop. You won’t just return from your cruise having visited a new destination but you’ll also have new cooking skills to boot!

Culinary Council

Holland America is serious when it comes the cuisine onboard…so serious that they sought out five of the world’s best chefs to form the Culinary Council. These chefs work together to create a culinary experience that will be a highlight of your journey. With global influence and a fiesta of flavors, you’ll be delighted with each meal on the ships. (Click here to meet the Culinary Council!)


When you’re cruising with Holland America, there is never a dull moment. Each night is filled with many entertainment options including:

  • Lincoln Center Stage: Live chamber music performances
  • B.B. King’s Blues Club: the best of Memphis at sea with a nightly performance from an 8-piece band
  • Billboard Onboard: live musicians play 50 years of hits that have everyone singing along

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