May 24, 2024

Holland America wins Readers’ Choice Awards

Holland America Line, a leader in premium cruising, earned top honors with eight 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine, a consumer cruise travel publication.

The awards include Best Alaska, Canada/New England and Central America Itineraries, Best Shore Excursions, Best Medical Facilities, Best Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers, Best Private Island for Half Moon Cay and Best Private Island Cabana for Half Moon Cay, the line’s exclusive island in the Bahamas.

“To be recognized by the well-traveled readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine in so many categories is an honor and testament to our dedication to providing an exceptional cruise experience,” said Richard Meadows, executive vice president for Holland America Line. “We work continuously to enhance our offerings, whether it’s adding beach villas at Half Moon Cay or introducing new Land+Sea Journeys in Alaska, and it’s rewarding for our efforts to be recognized.”

Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by thousands of the publication’s readers who vote on their favorite cruise lines in a variety of categories.

Half Moon Cay: Best Private Island and Best Private Island Cabana
For the past 13 years, Porthole Cruise Magazine’s readers have named Half Moon Cay the industry’s Best Private Island. Half Moon Cay is an idyllic playground for cruise guests and features a natural 700-acre lagoon, a Captain Morgan on the Rocks Island Bar, stingray encounter and fun-filled excursions for nature lovers and adventurous travelers alike.

Top Itineraries Earn Top Honors
In addition to winning the Best Shore Excursions award for its diverse and enriching selection of tours, Holland America Line maintained its leading position as the cruise line with the Best Alaska Itineraries. In 2014, the line will sail seven ships on unique itineraries highlighted by scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier and Alaska’s famed Inside Passage. New Land+Sea Journeys combine a Holland America Line cruise with an overland tour to Denali National Park.

HAL also received top honors from Porthole for its Canada/New England voyages, which explore the historic seaports and stunning fall foliage of the region. In 2014, Holland America Line will offer 48 cruises on three ships — ms Maasdam, ms Eurodam and ms Veendam — to ports along the eastern coast of North America.

Rounding out the honors garnered for top itineraries are the line’s Central America voyages, a series of sailings that explore the region’s natural beauty, indigenous cultures and full transits of the Panama Canal.

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