It’s been about 10 years since I heard someone discuss the Holland America experience as awesome. The first person to tell me they really liked Holland America was my mother in 2004. While I felt too young to travel the line, I continued to hear that it was a good option from fellow cruisers of Royal Caribbean. Then in 2012, the discussion about Holland America changed, people complained that the service had diminished. Alas, I removed Holland America from my maybe pile.
Recently, Holland America struck a deal with O Magazine for one year. O Magazine is calling it Share the Adventure and its partnership is five cruises with Holland America. Oprah will appear on one cruise, the first to Alaska, for two days.
The cruise will also feature an onboard book club, yoga classes and a presentation on how the magazine is assembled.
We will all have to wait and see if Oprah can revitalize Holland America.