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  • Post: Australia’s Kookaburras and Hockeyroos cruise into 2023 with Holland America Line
    Published On: Jan 08, 2023|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 1297|

    At Holland America Line, we have a world-class team that’s passionate about bringing people together to make unforgettable memories. And we love partnering with others who feel the same way. That’s why we’re proud to announce our partnership with Australia’s flagship national field hockey teams. As a leading premium cruise line with a fleet of 11 ships that sail ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Returns to Australia
    Published On: Nov 03, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 2247|

    G’Day, Australia! Holland America Line is back Down Under after more than two years away. Westerdam — the first ship back for the cruise line since the pandemic — arrived at Cairns today following a journey that began Oct. 2 from Seattle. The full 36-day Pacific Ocean cruise included calls in Hawaii and the South Pacific, and the ship will ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Adds a Season of New Cruises to Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia Starting in Fall 2022
    Published On: May 02, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 338|
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    In anticipation of the ports in Australia and New Zealand fully welcoming cruise ships back to their shores, Holland America Line opened bookings for a season of new itineraries aboard Westerdam starting in fall 2022. The new voyages, offered from Sept. 25, 2022, through March 13, 2023, explore Australia’s rich culture, the lush landscapes of New Zealand and the enchanting ...

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  • Post: Top 10 Shore Excursions in Australia & New Zealand
    Published On: Sep 04, 2013|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 371|

    With so much to see and do, a trip to Australia and New Zealand is made all the more exciting by taking part in one — or several — of our exciting shore excursions. Each tour is carefully crafted to offer the most fulfilling experience possible, and our reputable tour operators ensure that our guests are well taken care of ...

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  • Post: Cruise Diary: Arriving at Sydney, Australia
    Published On: Nov 03, 2009|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 870|

    Amsterdam’s arrival Saturday, October 31 at about 7:30 a.m. was a bit cloudy, but it was a great day. Coming into the harbor is always very special and seeing the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Syndey Opera House from the water is fantastic. …

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  • Post: Not Home for the Holidays
    Published On: Oct 12, 2022|Categories: Travel Inspiration, When to Travel|Views: 1546|
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    On a cruise over the holidays, reconnect with loved ones and rejuvenate yourself. Spend time lazing by the pool while we prepare a holiday feast. Explore sun-drenched ports while we make the ship clean and tidy for the celebrations. Admire the gingerbread villages, mistletoe and ornament-adorned trees around the ship, all while enjoying daytime enrichment and nightly entertainment. Worried your ...

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  • Post: Westerdam Aids Students’ Literacy Project in Papua New Guinea
    Published On: Oct 03, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 169|
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    A middle school project to deliver books to a library halfway around the world is almost complete, thanks to some good timing and an alert travel advisor. Students from Odyssey Middle School in Bainbridge, Washington, brought over 400 books to Holland America Line’s ship Westerdam on Sunday for delivery to a new literacy library in Papua New Guinea. Students at ...

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  • Post: New Health Protocol Search Tool Makes Cruise Preparation Easier
    Published On: Sep 23, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 749|
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    Holland America Line recently relaxed our health requirements on most voyages, which opened cruising to a wider range of guests. Now we’re making it easy to find out what protocols are required for your cruise. With a new Health Protocols Tool on Holland America Line’s website, booked guests can simply enter their booking number and the exact vaccination and testing ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line is the Official Cruise Line of Washington Athletics
    Published On: Sep 09, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 282|
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    In a multi-year sponsorship agreement that coincides with the 2022-2023 football season, Holland America Line will serve as the "Official Cruise Line of Husky Athletics" for University of Washington Athletics. This marks Holland America Line's first foray into college sports and establishes an ideal relationship for two of Seattle's iconic brands. As Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line, the new relationship pairs ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Sees Higher Interest for Longer Roundtrip Voyages from U.S. Homeports
    Published On: Aug 29, 2022|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1736|
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    With a rise in travelers wanting to explore global destinations without taking international flights, Holland America Line is launching its “See the World from Your Doorstep” campaign, highlighting the cruise line’s leadership in roundtrip travel from U.S. homeports. Those who want to avoid a long-haul flight can sail roundtrip from Boston; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; San Diego or Seattle with Holland ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Simplifies COVID-19 Procedures
    Published On: Aug 15, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 5169|

    Holland America Line is updating its “Travel Well” COVID-19 protocols and procedures, including requirements for vaccinations and pre-cruise testing that meet public health goals while recognizing the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation. These changes will go into effect for cruises departing on or after Sept. 6, 2022. Under the simplified procedures, for most voyages up to 15 nights, vaccinated ...

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  • Post: Experience the Best Beers Around the World
    Published On: Aug 05, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 134|
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    Today is International Beer Day, and Holland America Line has expertly crafted shore excursions around the world that show off the best brews — from Japan to Australia, Belgium to Oregon. The names you know like Guinness take center stage, but those who love the beverage will take delight in learning about the lesser known craft beers and local breweries ...

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  • Post: ‘Save on Sunshine’ with Up to 40% Off Select 2022 Cruises
    Published On: Aug 02, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 202|
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    Don’t let summer slip away! With our new "Save on Sunshine" promotion, you can save up to 40% off select 2022 cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico and beyond! Are you ready to zipline in the Sierra Madre mountains or glimpse sea life through a glass-bottom boat in the Bahamas? It's not too late to go dogsledding on a glacier this ...

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  • Post: One Year Back to Cruising Since End of Industry-Wide Pause
    Published On: Jul 25, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 268|
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    Holland America Line’s guests and team members celebrated an important milestone this weekend, marking one full year of a return to sailing after the cruise industry pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nieuw Amsterdam was the line’s first ship back, resuming cruising July 24, 2021, in Seattle, Washington. The ship reached the one-year mark while in port in Whitter, Alaska. ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line is Nominated in USA Today’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
    Published On: Jun 17, 2022|Categories: Awards, What's New|Views: 244|
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    Voting is underway for the USA TODAY 2022 10Best Readers' Choice awards, and Holland America Line is excited to be nominated for five awards in three categories! Not only were we selected by an esteemed panel of experts for the "Best Ocean Cruise Line" category, but Koningsdam is nominated for "Best Ship for Dining" and all three of our Pinnacle ...

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  • Post: Westerdam’s Return to Service Marks Holland America Line’s Completion of Full Fleet Sailing Again
    Published On: Jun 13, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 296|
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    Our fleet is complete! Westerdam returned to service Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Port of Seattle in Washington, marking the last ship in the fleet to resume operations. To commemorate the occasion, Holland America Line held a ceremony in the terminal attended by the ship’s captain and senior officers, with flag-waving fanfare from team members lined up to greet guests ...

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  • Post: Explore the Ocean Underworld with These Five Amazing Tours
    Published On: Jun 08, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 212|
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    Today is World Oceans Day, and as a cruise line that explores the world by traveling the sea, we take pride in offering our guests the most incredible tours that allow them to become fully immersed in the vast underwater ecosystem. From swimming with sea turtles and scuba diving among the coral reefs to learning more about humpback whales, we ...

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  • Post: ‘Celebration Sale’ Offers Up to 50% off Fares, Onboard Spending Credit and Reduced Deposits
    Published On: Jun 01, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 145|
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    Holland America Line is celebrating having a full fleet back in service as of June 12 with a “Celebration Sale” offering cruise fare discounts, onboard spending credit and reduced deposits on most 2022 and 2023 departures. Bookings must be made by June 30, 2022, to take advantage of the promotion. Summer 2022 through available 2023 sailings receive up to 50% ...

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  • Post: Noordam Returns to Service in Fort Lauderdale
    Published On: Apr 25, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 406|
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    After more than two years since the industrywide pause began due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Holland America Line’s Noordam returned to service Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ship embarked guests for a 21-day Panama Canal transit to Vancouver, Canada, that will position it in Alaska through September. To commemorate the occasion, Holland America ...

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  • Post: Test Your Holland America Line Knowledge on National Trivia Day
    Published On: Jan 04, 2022|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 400|

    It's National Trivia Day, and Holland America Line is a brand full of fun and interesting facts with a history of nearly 150 years. How well do you know our cruise line? Test your knowledge and see how you do! Question 1: How many years has Holland America Line been exploring Alaska? Answer: It will be 75 years in 2022! ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Cruises Into Wave Season with ‘The Ultimate Upgrade Event’
    Published On: Dec 14, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 195|
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    Wave Season is here in time for the holidays with great cruise travel values for the coming year, and Holland America Line is celebrating with “The Ultimate Upgrade Event.” From Dec. 14, 2021, through Feb. 28, 2022, guests who book a select summer 2022 through spring 2023 cruise will receive a free stateroom upgrade, $75 fares for kids on Alaska ...

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  • Post: Black Friday Sale Includes Crew Appreciation Along with Four Popular Amenities
    Published On: Nov 23, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 190|
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    With Holland America Line’s Black Friday Sale, travelers can have it all for the holidays … and beyond. For one week only, guests can book a stateroom on select 2021-23 cruises with a reduced deposit of $99 and receive the Have it All package of shore excursions, beverages, specialty dining and Wi-Fi, plus Holland America Line will include crew appreciation, ...

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  • Post: Rotterdam Features World-Class Floating Art Gallery Valued at Over $4.1 Million
    Published On: Nov 04, 2021|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 338|
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    Holland America Line ships have long been regarded as floating art galleries for their extensive collections of museum-quality pieces. Rotterdam is no exception, and guests are in for a visually rewarding journey with some of the most thought-provoking, striking and bold pieces in the fleet — including historical works and memorabilia from beloved previous sister ships. Rotterdam’s art collection is ...

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  • Post: Spring 2022 Return-to-Service Dates Announced for Final Three Ships in the Fleet
    Published On: Sep 08, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 423|
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    By late spring 2022, Holland America Line will have a complete fleet back to cruising with the restart of operations for Noordam, Oosterdam and Westerdam. Noordam will restart with a March 14, 2022, cruise in Japan; Oosterdam will begin cruising May 1 in the Mediterranean, and Westerdam will return to service May 8 in Alaska. The ships will join Eurodam, ...

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  • Post: Five Stunning Places to Snorkel on a Holland America Cruise
    Published On: Aug 19, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 158|
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    Holland America Line takes you to some of the world’s most secluded waters — many protected in national marine sanctuaries or parks or as UNESCO World Heritage sites. These gorgeous bodies of water are perfect for watersports, including snorkeling. Snorkeling, an easy-to-learn water activity, is ideal for most ages. Simply don a snorkel, mask and fins and relax to explore ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Announces Fall 2021 Cruise Plans
    Published On: Jun 21, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 527|

    Holland America Line is gearing up to restart cruising out of Port of San Diego in California beginning with a season of cruises to Mexico, Hawaii and along the California coast aboard Koningsdam and Zuiderdam. The cruise line has expanded the season with the addition of six new cruise departures for Zuiderdam and two new cruises on Koningsdam, offering a ...

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  • Post: Get Up Close to Creatures of the Deep on World Oceans Day
    Published On: Jun 08, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 100|
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    Today is World Oceans Day, and the theme for 2021 is The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. One way we can better understand the ocean is by experiencing it and understanding the life that lives below the surface. On a Holland America Line cruise, guests can take an immersive shore excursion that explores the world of ocean animals — from whale ...

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  • Post: Happy Mother’s Day to Our Cruising Moms
    Published On: May 08, 2021|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 152|
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    Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms and like-a-moms out there celebrating tomorrow. To honor the special moms in our lives, we asked our Facebook fans to post their favorite photos and memories of cruising with their mom, kids or a mother figure. We received some amazing photos and wonderful stories, and we're sharing a selection. Thank you for ...

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  • Post: Sea of Glamour: Guest Spotlight on Kandes Bregman
    Published On: Mar 23, 2021|Categories: Life on Board, What's New|Views: 131|
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    Paul Thornton, author of “The Joy of Cruising”, has a new book out called “Cruising Interrupted”, and in it he features Holland America Line guest Kandes Bregman. Paul and Kandes have granted us permission to share an excerpt of Kandes' chapter to give a glimpse into her passion for cruising and Holland America Line. Enjoy the segment, and then be ...

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  • Post: Visit Exotic Locales, Ancient Cultures and Untouched Wonderlands on 2022-2023 Cruises
    Published On: Mar 10, 2021|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 246|
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    Holland America Line’s exotic itineraries explore far-flung destinations coveted by globe-trotters, and cruises in 2022 and 2023 are now open for booking. From Asia, Australia and New Zealand to South America, Antarctica, Hawaii and Tahiti, travelers looking for an out-of-the-ordinary adventure can choose cruises ranging from 14 to 50 days on four Holland America Line ships. From September 2022 through ...

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  • Post: Facebook Fans Share Their Most Romantic Holland America Line Cruise Stories
    Published On: Feb 12, 2021|Categories: Activities, Life on Board|Views: 116|
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    Valentine's Day is the holiday for romance, and it goes hand-in-hand with the romance of cruising. To celebrate, we asked our Facebook fans to share some of their most romantic moments on a Holland America Line cruise, and we received some beautiful stories. From milestone celebrations to weddings to meeting the love of your life, all things are possible on ...

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  • Post: Meet the Five Cancer Organizations Supported By ‘On Deck for a Cause’
    Published On: Feb 04, 2021|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 216|
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    In honor of World Cancer Day, Holland America Line is proud to introduce you to the five cancer organizations that benefit from our "On Deck for a Cause" program. When we are cruising, On Deck for a Cause invites guests to participate in a noncompetitive 5k fundraising walk on every sailing aboard each of our ships, with proceeds distributed among ...

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  • Post: Book Your Dream Cruise to These Locales on National Plan a Vacation Day
    Published On: Jan 26, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 127|
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    Today is National Plan for Vacation Day, and if you're dreaming of getting back to travel, we have you covered. Holland America Line has opened bookings for a wide selection of cruises in 2022 and even 2023, so you can stop dreaming and start planning your next cruise vacation. But where to go? If you're still undecided, here are some ...

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  • Post: Around the World in 127 Days on Holland America Line’s 2023 Grand World Voyage
    Published On: Jan 21, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1795|

    Holland America Line’s Grand Voyages are made for dreamers, adventurers and explorers seeking to discover new cultures and illuminating experiences. The quest for destination immersion continues with Holland America Line’s 2023 Grand World Voyage - now open for booking. There’s no better way to see the world than on a Holland America Line Grand World Voyage, recognized as the 2020 ...

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  • Post: Farewell to Maasdam: Memories from Guests and Crew
    Published On: Aug 31, 2020|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 530|

    As we prepare to say farewell to Maasdam, we asked fans on our Facebook page to share photos and memories of the ship that has been part of the Holland America Line fleet since 1993. Many of you replied, sharing your stories and photos with us. Enjoy a selection that truly shows how beloved Maasdam is to so many guests ...

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  • Post: Four Ships to Leave the Holland America Line Fleet in 2020
    Published On: Jul 15, 2020|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 1019|

    Holland America Line announced that Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam will be leaving the fleet and transferring to undisclosed buyers. The ships have been sold in pairs, with the S-Class Maasdam and Veendam transferring to one company in August 2020, while the R-Class Amsterdam and Rotterdam will move to another company in fall 2020. Holland America Line will cancel cruises ...

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  • Post: New Holland America Line Gift Cards Make It Easy to Give the Gift of Cruising for Any Occasion
    Published On: May 09, 2019|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 312|

    Looking to make Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or graduation extra special? With the new Holland America Line Gift Cards, it’s now easy and convenient to give the gift of a cruise and other memorable experiences on board. In addition to new cruise bookings, gift cards can also be applied to an existing cruise booking. Holland America Line Gift Cards offer ...

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  • Post: Koningsdam to be Featured on Mighty Cruise Ships
    Published On: Mar 29, 2019|Categories: Industry, What's New|Views: 232|
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    If you’re a fan of Holland America Line, and of documentaries, we have some news for you! Koningsdam will be the focal point of the first episode of season three of Mighty Cruise Ships: Koningsdam airing this Sunday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. (EDT) on the Canadian network Discovery Canada. After airing in Canada, the episode will also air in the United ...

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  • Post: Ready Set Sail Offers Pre-Paid Gratuities, Reduced Deposits and Exceptional Cruise Fares
    Published On: Apr 04, 2018|Categories: Booking, Cruise Planning|Views: 486|

    Travelers looking to plan ahead and book their future Holland America Line cruise vacation can take advantage of the Ready Set Sail promotion featuring pre-paid gratuities, reduced deposits and exceptional rates on nearly all of the cruise line’s worldwide itineraries. Guests who book a Holland America Line cruise by June 14, 2018, will be eligible to receive the offer, and ...

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  • Post: Are Seeing Penguins on Your Bucket List? Take These Tours Down South
    Published On: Aug 21, 2015|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 329|

    Holland America Line cruises travel all over the world, and some of the most unique and exciting shore excursions are the many wildlife tours highlighting native species unique to an area. If you’re cruising to South America or Australia and New Zealand, keep your eyes peeled for an adorable little bird unique to the South Pole. With their tuxedo-like coloring, ...

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  • Post: South Pacific 101: Cruise Through Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia
    Published On: Apr 13, 2015|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 517|

    You've booked a Holland America Line cruise to the South Pacific ... or you're thinking about it. You've read the itineraries pronouncing the tropical island names as you imagine yourself sunbathing in a tiki hut over sparkling waters and drinking from a coconut. With more than 20,000 islands, 35 million inhabitants and 28 official languages, each of Oceania's islands is ...

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  • Post: Five Reasons to Take One of These Six Repositioning Cruises
    Published On: Aug 14, 2014|Categories: Travel Inspiration, When to Travel|Views: 640|

    For those not familiar with a “repositioning cruise,” it’s moving a ship from one sailing region to another, like moving from a season in Alaska to a season in Australia. The cruise that takes the ship from Alaska to Australia is a repositioning. …

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