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Inspired to Cruise? Facebook Fans Share Popular Travel Destinations for 2015

At Holland America Line we’re excited to be starting a new year of cruises all over the world, and our Facebook fans are, too! We gave them a prompt: “Fill in the blank: this year, I am traveling to ___!” and the answers were as varied as our cruise itineraries. Take a look at where our fans plan to sail and maybe their ideas will inspire you to add some travel plans to your 2015 calendar!

January is a cold month for many parts of the world, making it the perfect time for a warm-weather escape. Some cruisers are already packing their bags, like Faye Kinsman Corbin who is headed for warm waters quite soon!

“We are off to the Caribbean at the end of January. Looking forward to 11 days of relaxation.” — Faye

A Caribbean cruise is the perfect winter escape.

A Caribbean cruise is the perfect winter escape.

Debbie Martin Thomas, Mike Miller and Dorene Duffy are all ready for a Panama Canal transit in February. They have a lush, beautiful scenery to look forward to as the ship sails through locks and lakes from Atlantic to Pacific or vice versa.

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Marsha Ellis has a longer wait for her Panama Canal cruise, but she is so excited, she’s counting the days — or nights. She commented:

“Panama Canal in 128 sleeps!” — Marsha

Linda Taylor and Margaret Gray will head to New Zealand and Australia in March, and Linda also will get to take in the beautiful vistas of Fiji! From the surprising glaciers of New Zealand to the adorable “locals” of Australia and the stunning underwater wildlife of Fiji, Linda and Margaret will both have plenty to do and see on their trips.

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Jill Hardy is ready for plenty of time at sea where she will be able to take advantage of all of the fabulous onboard offerings like the Greenhouse Spa, Digital Workshops powered by Windows, Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine, “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” and more! “Transpacific, Sydney to Vancouver, in April,” wrote Jill.

Betty Rempel will be crossing another ocean:

Transatlantic to the Med – 21 days!”

Jaco Olierook and Brian Gillingham will explore one of HAL’s most popular destinations in May: the Norwegian Fjords!

The Seven Sisters Waterfalls in Geiranger Fjord are as impressive as they are picturesque.

The Seven Sisters Waterfalls in Geiranger Fjord are as impressive as they are picturesque.

Everyone loves summer travel, like Debbie Blair Mischo who will head to Bermuda in June, and Jennifer Lengkeek and Mary Loveless who will cruise the Baltic in July and August, respectively, aboard Facebook fan-favorite ms Eurodam.

The Mediterranean is the perfect destination for those looking for culture and history, and September is one of the best months to cruise the Mediterranean due to the nice temperatures and dwindling crowds. Facebook fan Sharon Screaigh will head from Rome to Istanbul, and Jo Hilmo will cruise from Rotterdam to Venice.

Rome's Colosseum is the perfect mix of stunning architecture and intriguing history.

Rome’s Colosseum is the perfect mix of stunning architecture and intriguing history.

And of course, Alaska couldn’t be left off the list! Pamela Frost and Gill Maguire will head to this adventurous destination in 2015, and Vince Lombardo will be there later in the year to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary.

Alaska's stunning scenery is not to be missed in 2015.

Alaska’s stunning scenery is not to be missed in 2015.

And other Facebook fans, like Nadia Heaney, seem to have plans for the whole year!

Getting close now. Almost time to get that packing list started!!! Panama in February. Then a New York visit followed by 21 days Caribbean in February/March. Then back to Oz until Baltic in August. All HAL cruises. Very excited.

Most of our Facebook fans have been busy making plans for 2015 but some are looking even further ahead. Sharon Burns Bickford is sailing on HAL’s newest ship in 2016: ms Koningsdam. But we’re not ready to fast-forward the year just yet … not with so many exciting months of cruising ahead of us!

With ReadySetSail upgrades and savings on a variety of itineraries, now is the time to book for 2015.

Blog fans, now it’s your turn! Fill in the blank: This year, I am traveling to ___! Tell us in the comments below.

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