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30 Things To Do On Holland America Line’s Maasdam

30 Things To Do On Holland America Line’s Maasdam

  Kelly Stilwell is a writer, influencer and photographer at Food, Fun & Faraway Places, who recently sailed aboard Maasdam’s 20-day Southeast Asia EXC In-Depth Voyage. Wondering what these immersive journeys are all about? Find out below with a glimpse into what Kelly said was “a bucket list trip like no other!” I just returned…   read more of “30 Things To Do On…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Phuket, Thailand

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Phuket, Thailand

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage has arrived to Thailand! EXC In-Depth Onboard Naturalist/Zodiac Driver Kristy King sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from Phuket, Thailand. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as Maasdam begins its journey to across the Indian Ocean. After turning our clocks back one hour overnight to ensure and extra hours rest…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage has left Southeast Asia and arrived to Sri Lanka! EXC In-Depth Onboard Naturalist/Zodiac Driver Kristy King sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues its exploration of South Asia. This morning Maasdam made her way into the one…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Singapore & Malaysia

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Singapore & Malaysia

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage recently arrived in the mystic lands of Southeast Asia! EXC In-Depth Onboard Naturalist/Zodiac Driver Kristy King sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from Singapore and Malaysia. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues on to visit Thailand & Sri Lanka. Singapore Exploring Singapore with Maasdam whilst docked…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

Step Back in Time with These Top Shore EXCursions for the History Buff

“I travel to feel the ancient intangibles and hear the whispers of history.” – Elise Abeth. For some, wanderlust is driven by adventure or the arts, while others are passionate about discovering the rich history found in every corner of the globe. Whether it’s an ancient temple, citadel or library, Holland America Line offers an…   read more of “Step Back in Time…”

Q&A with Dr. Peter Carey: What are EXC In-Depth Voyages All About?

Q&A with Dr. Peter Carey: What are EXC In-Depth Voyages All About?

Bon Voyage to out first EXC In-Depth Voyage, which departs today! Holland America Line’s Director of Explorations Dr. Peter Carey is continuing to scout locations and build out our innovative new series of EXC In-Depth Voyages featuring exciting Zodiac excursions. Learn more about our EXC In-Depth Voyages with Dr. Carey’s insightful Q&A. What is an…   read more of “Q&A with Dr….”

Cruise to the Far East with Immersive Explorations on Westerdam Throughout 2018-19

Cruise to the Far East with Immersive Explorations on Westerdam Throughout 2018-19

The mysteries of the Far East unfold for guests on Holland America Line’s Westerdam when the ship embarks on its robust 2018 -19 season in Asia. From September 2018 through April 2019, the 1,916-guest Westerdam extensively explores China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam on cruises ranging from 10 to 31 days. Departing…   read more of “Cruise to the Far…”

Shanghai Stands Tall on a Holland America Line Cruise

Shanghai Stands Tall on a Holland America Line Cruise

Travel writer Drew Limsky explores Shanghai, China, to discover how this ever-evolving city continues to reach for the sky. Considering a journey to the Far East? Visit Holland America Line’s “Sail to Asia” page to learn about the upcoming itineraries that feature Shanghai. THE VIEW OF SHANGHAI that I’m currently enjoying was accessible only to…   read more of “Shanghai Stands…”