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March 26, 2014 13:00 ET

7 Fantastic Reasons to Consider Holland America Line for a Cruise in 2014

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ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2014) - For vacationers planning a cruise in 2014, the cruise travel experts at Cruises-N-More highly recommend Holland America Line for an outstanding cruise experience. From luxurious accommodations, to exceptional entertainment options, to gourmet dining and high adventure shore excursions, this versatile line has something to offer for even the most discerning cruise travelers.

Below are seven fantastic reasons (there are plenty more) to book a cruise vacation on Holland America Line.

1. Entertainment & Dancing with the Stars.

Onboard entertainment includes impressive live shows and music, movies and casino gaming, along with piano bars, lounges and dance venues.

And for those who love to dance, there's a Dancing with the Stars: At Sea experience on every Holland America Line cruise. Guests can participate in dance lessons that were created by the show's professionals and are led by the onboard dance team. Want to be a dance star? Select guests from these classes are invited to dance center stage in the show lounge.

In addition, six feature-theme cruises offer a truly in-depth Dancing with the Stars: At Sea experience. These cruises feature dance lessons from the show's actual pros, a question-and-answer session, photo opportunities and a production featuring the stars of the show. (Find out more about these cruises from your Cruises-N-More agent.)

2. The Best Private Island in the Caribbean

This island is the highest-rated port of call on Holland America's Caribbean cruise itineraries -- Half Moon Cay is located on 65 pristine acres of the 2,400-acre Little San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. The island is so unspoiled that the Bahamian National Trust designated it as an international wild bird preserve. Stroll two miles of powder-soft, white-sand beach. Snorkel in warm, turquoise-blue waters. Swim among stingrays at Stingray Cove. Or indulge in a soothing beachside massage. From pure relaxation to exciting adventure and family-friendly activities, this island paradise offers something for everyone.

Offerings include:

  • Private beachside cabanas with everything you need for an indulgent day in paradise -- even optional butler service
  • Beachside massages
  • A Bahamian Chapel, perfect for saying "I do" or "I still do"
  • Three waterfront bars -- the Lookout Bar, "I Wish I Could Stay Here Forever" Bar and the newly opened Captain Morgan on the Rocks Bar
  • A fully-equipped Club HAL children's playground and Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park, which is a supervised swimming area
  • Horseback Riding by Land and Sea
  • A Stingray Adventure
  • Windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and kayaking, interpretive nature trails and birding walks that visit the island's new two-acre nursery

3. Fine dining abounds on Holland America

Enjoy the main dining area, which offers beautiful views of the sea, crisp white linens, sparkling crystal and Rosenthal china. Or visit the Lido Restaurant, which offers casual dining options throughout the day. Feeling adventurous? Visit one of the line's various specialty restaurants.

  •  The Pinnacle Grill -- Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.
  • Canaletto Restaurant -- "Spartire" is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.
  • Tamarind Restaurant -- Aboard the ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan.

4. Practice makes perfect. Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising for more than 140 years. Guests of the line know they can depend on the line's consistently comfortable accommodations, award-winning service, gourmet dining, and extensive activities and enrichment programs.

5. Variety is the spice of life. Holland America Line's has an impressive fleet of 15 mid-size ships that offer 500+ sailings a year, visiting all seven continents. Regardless of where you want to go, Holland America's impressive array of itineraries and destinations can get you there.

6. Every cabin is a luxurious retreat. Guests of the line enjoy personal bathrobes, fine chocolates, and a host of complimentary services.

Holland America proudly offers these Signature Touches in each of their staterooms:

  • Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, many with private verandahs
  • Luxurious Mariner's Dream™ beds and premium linens
  • Daily housekeeping to tidy belongings and keep staterooms immaculate
  • Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels
  • Lighted magnifying mirrors; massage showerheads; salon-quality hair dryers
  • Luxurious terry cloth bathrobes
  • Elemis Aromapure "Time to Spa" bath amenities
  • Televisions with DVD players
  • Generous storage
  • Safes for your valuables
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary shoeshine service
  • Complimentary ice service

7. Social responsibility is a key component of this line. Socially conscious guests will be especially impressed by Holland America's efforts. The line's employees and guests work together to give back to communities they visit and to world-wide organizations. One way is through the Ship to Shelter program, which collects goods from ships for donation to charities. Another way is through their "On Deck for a Cause™" program, a noncompetitive 5K fundraising walk held on every sailing. Proceeds benefit six international cancer organizations located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom.

Cruises-N-More recommends Holland America Line for its outstanding service and amenities. If you would like to know more about Holland America Line, or to book a cruise, please contact Tiffany Neidhardt at tiffany@cruises-n-more.com or call 800-733-2048 (toll-free USA/Canada), 0-808-189-1292 (toll-free U.K.), 800-076-002 (toll-free Australia) or +1-407-771-4454 direct-dial. Visit Cruises-N-More at http://www.cruises-n-more.com/

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