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  • Post: Taste the Flavors of Mexico
    Published On: Aug 18, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 263|
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    Mexico is a colorful culture, known for its deep history, rich customs and vibrant flavors. Holland America Line's Mexican Riviera and Sea of Cortez cruises are designed to showcase the different facets of each port, so whether you want to learn more about the region, take an adventurous tour or get to know the culture, there's something that will meet ...

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  • Post: The Best Alaska Fishing Trips
    Published On: Aug 12, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 375|

    Alaska’s pristine waters teem with tasty fish. Whether you want to reel in a king salmon or try your hand at crab fishing, the Last Frontier is the place. Alaska fishing trips make it easy by providing the gear, some sage advice, and the ability to buy a fishing license. On select adventures, you can have your catch prepared and ...

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  • Post: The Best Shore Excursions for Book Lovers
    Published On: Aug 09, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 187|
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    Today is International Book Lovers day, and while a cruise is the perfect vacation to catch up on a good book lounging on deck overlooking the sea, it's also the ideal way to explore the homes, birthplaces and locales of your favorite author or book. From Prince Edward Island and the home of Anne of Green Gables to Isla Robinson ...

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  • Post: Experience the Best Beers Around the World
    Published On: Aug 05, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 153|
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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: Native Cultures Come to Life
    Published On: Jul 22, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 169|
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    One of the reasons we travel the world is to show our guests indigenous cultures that continue to live on despite the advancing years. Time stands still in some of the destinations, while in others, ancient traditions have been passed down for generations. These Holland America Line shore excursions will help you connect deeply to the people and places you ...

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  • Post: Learn to Take Nature Photos Like a Pro on These Shore Excursions
    Published On: Jun 15, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 223|
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    Today is Nature Photography Day, and the world is filled with an abundance of natural beauty. From the glaciers of Alaska to the blooms in the South Pacific to New England's rivers and waterfalls, the ports we visit offer some amazing sights and scenes. If you're looking to capture the beauty of the locales through the eyes of a camera ...

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  • Post: Explore the Ocean Underworld with These Five Amazing Tours
    Published On: Jun 08, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 221|
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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: Adventurous Alaska: Tours in Each Port to Get Your Adrenaline Going
    Published On: May 19, 2022|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 157|
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    On a Holland America Line excursion in Alaska, guests will have the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and serenity of Alaska’s wilderness. From pristine glaciers and awe-inspiring scenery to rich forests with abundant wildlife, you will be amazed by the wonders of Alaska. Read on to discover tours in each port and get ready to embark on an expedition ...

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  • Post: Discover Alaska’s Denali on These 5 Memorable Shore Excursions
    Published On: Dec 17, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 257|

    A Holland America Line Cruisetour combines an Alaska cruise with an overland adventure to Denali and the Yukon. Ranging from nine to 18 days, Cruisetours delve deeper into the region with an unforgettable experience that includes a stay at our own McKinley Chalet Resort at the entrance to Denali National Park. The property is Holland America Line’s magnificent 68-acre hotel ...

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  • Post: Explore Breathtaking Landscapes With These Five Perfect Hikes
    Published On: Nov 17, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 191|
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    Today is National Take a Hike Day, and to celebrate we're showcasing five of our favorite hiking tours that you can experience on a Holland America Line cruise. On our shore excursions, immerse yourself in the great outdoors and be rewarded with spectacular views and unforgettable memories. Like the saying goes, "It's not only about the destination, but the journey, ...

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  • Post: Immerse Yourself in the Decadent World of Chocolate on These Tours
    Published On: Oct 28, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 163|
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    Today is National Chocolate Day, and there's no better way to honor the holiday than to celebrate all-things chocolate! Countries around the world pride themselves on their chocolate, from Belgium to Mexico. For all of you chocolate lovers out there, these shore excursions will immerse you deep in the decadent world of chocolate and leave you with a deeper understanding ...

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  • Post: These Shore Excursions Allow You to Bring Out Your Inner Artist
    Published On: Oct 25, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 159|
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    Today is International Artists Day, and Holland America Line takes great pride in the art collections we have on board our ships. The museum-quality pieces are admired for their unique mediums and stunning depictions of everything from nature to music. If you want to channel your own inner artists, we also feature shore excursions in ports around the world that ...

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  • Post: Take the Shore Excursion of Your Dreams with Our Alaska Exploration Sale
    Published On: Oct 06, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 144|
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    Are you looking to chart a course to Alaska in 2022? With our Alaska Exploration Sale there's no better time to Have It All! We're back with a full Alaska season and Cruisetours to Denali and the Yukon in 2022, and with this event you can splurge on the shore excursion of your dreams. Book a 2022 Alaska cruise or ...

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  • Post: This Must-Do Foodie Tour Highlights the Taco Scene in Ensenada
    Published On: Oct 04, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 384|
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    It's not #TacoTuesday, but it is #NationalTacoDay, and to celebrate we're highlight the most incredible taco shore excursion! In Ensenada, Mexico, guests can indulge in several different kinds of tacos on the "Ensenada Taco Trail: In Partnership with FOOD & WINE Magazine" tour. It's the ultimate gourmet experience for taco-lovers. Recognized by Food & Wine as the birthplace of the ...

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  • Post: Learn to Cook Like a Local on These Five Hands-On Culinary Shore Excursions
    Published On: Sep 24, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 197|

    Tomorrow is #NationalCookingDay, and the world’s most renowned gastronomic hot spots can be discovered on a Holland America Line cruise. What better way to immerse yourself in a new destination than with an authentic culinary tour and hands-on cooking experience. Explore food, wine and culture on an amazing culinary-themed shore excursion in partnership with FOOD & WINE magazine, or on ...

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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: 167|
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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: It’s Canada Day! Explore the Country on These Unique Shore Excursions
    Published On: Jul 01, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 140|
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    It's Canada Day, and to celebrate our friends to the north we're highlighting these incredible sites that guests can witness on a Holland America Line cruise to Canada & New England. Here's wishing all of our fans, colleagues and friends a wonderful Canada Day! QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC UNESCO Heritage Sites Discover the European charm and character of the first French ...

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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: 104|
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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: World Wildlife Day: These Top 5 Tours Offer Incredible Animal Experiences
    Published On: Mar 03, 2021|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 214|
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    March 3 is designated World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. On any Holland America Line cruise, shore excursions showcase regional wildlife and flora in a variety of ways. From a natural encounter in the wild to visiting a sanctuary for rescued animals, guests seeking interactions can cuddle koala or hike thorough ...

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  • Post: Dog Sledding on a Glacier is an Unforgettable Excursion in Alaska
    Published On: Jun 26, 2019|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 198|

    As experienced cruisers with hundreds of days on water, we often encounter want-to-be cruisers who ask where they should go. Alaska is our go-to answer. Though we’ve explored Alaska several times, every visit reveals something new. Before our voyage last year on the Westerdam, friends and colleagues offered some well-heeled advice: take a flight and go dog sledding. We were ...

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  • Post: HAL Wins Eight Porthole Cruise Magazine 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards
    Published On: Nov 07, 2017|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 142|

    Holland America Line dominated Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards with eight honors. Readers from Porthole, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications, recognized Holland America Line in areas that covered everything from destinations to onboard and shoreside experiences. The awards include Best Canada/New England and Northern Europe Itineraries; Best Shore Excursions; Best Spa Facilities; Most Eco-Friendly ...

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  • Post: New Buenos Aires Signature Experience Explores the ‘Paris of South America’ in Luxury
    Published On: May 19, 2017|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 159|

    For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been exploring each corner of the world. But now imagine coupling your amazing Holland America Line journey with an exclusive and luxurious one-of-a-kind experience. Our recently launched Signature Experiences for the 2018 cruise season currently are available pre- and post-cruise on select Canada/New England, Europe and South America itineraries and include ...

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  • Post: Journeys Ashore Spotlight: ‘Cabo San Lucas Ziplining Adventure’ Truly Is an Adventure
    Published On: Nov 18, 2016|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 219|

    Holland America Line asked Guest Roland if he would send in an article about his recent Journeys Ashore experience in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on his recent Westerdam cruise, and he was more than happy to oblige! Roland took the "Cabo San Lucas Ziplining Adventure" and it certainly is a great option for guests who like an adrenaline rush in ...

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  • Post: Explore Under the Sea Without Getting Wet on a Submarine Shore Excursion
    Published On: Oct 14, 2016|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 274|

    Holland America Line offers thousands of Journeys Ashore appealing to a wide variety of interests. Whether you seek active and adventurous or cultural and calm, we showcase some of the best sites and activities at each port. While there can be much to see on land, a tour that takes you below the surface without getting wet makes for a ...

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  • Post: Shore Excursions Uncover the Mystical Mayan Civilization on Mexico Cruises
    Published On: Sep 10, 2014|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 236|

    When it comes to ancient ruins, there's more to explore than just Europe and South America. Mexico boasts some of the most incredible and significant ruins in the world. The Mayan civilization spanned more than 2500 years, and hundreds of ruins in Mexico have been documented. In fact, there are so many sites that it's believed that more than 4,000 ...

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  • Post: 12 New Shore Excursions Debut on Alaska Cruises
    Published On: Jan 30, 2014|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 185|

    Alaska is a land of possibilities when it comes to sightseeing. There’s something for history buffs, nature lovers, photo enthusiaists, thrill-seekers and those who simply want to have a look around town. …

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  • Post: Hollywood Hawaii: Movies & Waterfalls
    Published On: Nov 08, 2013|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 324|

    Some of Hollywood's most legendary films were shot on location on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Guests looking to explore those sites and feel like they are in the movie themselves can take the "Hollywood Hawaii: Movies & Waterfalls" tour. This special excursion is ideal for movie buffs, as well as those who simply want to experience the beauty ...

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  • Post: Top 10 Shore Excursions in Australia & New Zealand
    Published On: Sep 04, 2013|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 400|

    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: Dolphin Encounter at Cabo San Lucas
    Published On: May 24, 2013|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 139|

    Swimming with dolphins is just one of the many exciting shore excursion adventures passengers can experience on their Holland America Cruise Line. Thanks to Liz Day for sharing her tour while at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. What a great shore excursion in Cabo San Lucas. It was a great way to spend a day with "Aqua," one of the dolphins ...

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  • Post: Kayaking in Sitka, Alaska
    Published On: Jul 29, 2009|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 140|

    Zaandam called at Sitka, Alaska yesterday. This year is an anomaly economically and weather-wise. It is July in Alaska and the weather we had in May was both brighter and warmer. I am guessing mid to high 50’s today with gray skies and drizzle. The touring goes on regardless of weather and we are in the Tongass National Rainforest, the ...

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  • Post: The Deadliest Catch in Ketchikan
    Published On: May 29, 2009|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 211|

    Ketchikan provided an opportunity to take the afternoon excursion on the Aleutian Ballad from the Bering Sea. We had a gorgeous day today, really a gorgeous week in Alaska, and off we sailed from our dock. The boat is owned by Dave with Steve and Kiwi giving him a hand in the workings of the tour. The boat was originally ...

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