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Category: Asia & Pacific

Choose a Holland America Line Cruise to Some of the World’s Most Brag-Worthy Beaches

Choose a Holland America Line Cruise to Some of the World’s Most Brag-Worthy Beaches

Holland America Line’s carefully crafted itineraries give our guests access to some of the most brag-worthy beaches around the world. Australia and the South Pacific, Thailand, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Hawaiian Islands, South America – all provide opportunities for amazing beach exploration. Here are eight of our favorites: Half Moon Cay Our very own…   read more of “Choose a Holland…”

Moments That Make A Grand Voyage Grand: Three Generations At Sea

Moments That Make A Grand Voyage Grand: Three Generations At Sea

Guest Georgina Cruz currently is onboard her fourth Grand World Voyage and is sharing her experiences with the Holland America Blog. My husband Humberto and I have had such a wonderful time during our last three World Cruises on Holland America’s Amsterdam that on our fourth and current Grand World Voyage this winter, also on…   read more of “Moments That Make A…”

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

While Holland America Line cruises are about relaxation and indulgence, they’re also about providing guests with an enriching travel experience. We want our guests to gain a deeper understanding of each destination’s unique culture so everyone can truly savor their journey. One undeniably authentic and enjoyable way to get to know a culture is by…   read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”

Pack Your Bags for an 80-Day Grand Voyage to Asia and the Pacific in 2017

Pack Your Bags for an 80-Day Grand Voyage to Asia and the Pacific in 2017

If Australia and the Far East top your list of locales to visit, then it’s time to take a look at the 2017 Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage. This 80-Day cruise is the ideal combination of exotic destinations, some of the most popular capital cities, gorgeous islands, overnight calls and relaxing days at sea. Imaging…   read more of “Pack Your Bags for…”

Why Choose HAL? Readers of Porthole Name Holland America Line Tops in Nine Categories

Why Choose HAL? Readers of Porthole Name Holland America Line Tops in Nine Categories

With nine top honors Holland America Line once again dominated the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards from Porthole Cruise Magazine, one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications. The awards include Best Alaska, Canada/New England, Asia/Pacific and Northern Europe Itineraries; Most Eco-Friendly Line; Best Shore Excursions; Best Medical Facilities; Best Facilities for Guests with Disabilities;…   read more of “Why Choose HAL?…”

New Top 10 Sailings Feature the Lowest Fares of the Season on Must-Do Cruises

New Top 10 Sailings Feature the Lowest Fares of the Season on Must-Do Cruises

Have you been following our Top 10 Sailings promotion? We started last month, and due to the overwhelming success we’re still going strong. Each week we feature 10 sailings with the lowest fares of the season. These rates make it even more affordable to experience some of the most amazing itineraries around the world. Here…   read more of “New Top 10 Sailings…”

Include These Inspiring ‘World Wonders’ Tours on Your Next Far East Cruise

Include These Inspiring ‘World Wonders’ Tours on Your Next Far East Cruise

A Holland America Line Far East cruise is filled with awe and wonder. From bustling and buzzing cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai, China; to the tranquil vistas and beaches of Thai islands like Koh Samui, these cruises feature one highlight after another. This region of the world is also highlighted by some incredible history,…   read more of “Include These…”

Been There, Done That? Try An ‘Encore Collection’ Journeys Ashore on Your Cruise

Been There, Done That? Try An ‘Encore Collection’ Journeys Ashore on Your Cruise

Think you’ve seen it all during your cruise? Think again! With Holland America Line’s Encore Collection of Journeys Ashore tours in each port, guests who have visited a port before or who are looking for something off the beaten path will have the possibility to discover what lies beyond the attractions everyone knows about. From…   read more of “Been There, Done…”