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Press Diary: Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Benefits Local Youth

Press Diary: Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok Benefits Local Youth

Kelly Stilwell of Food Fun & Faraway Places recently sailed on Holland America Line to Southeast Asia and participated in “The Courageous Kitchen Cooking Class: In Partnership With Food & Wine Magazine” shore excursion while at Bangkok, Thailand. Read selections from Kelly Stilwell’s article to hear about her Thai cooking class experience! Thai Cooking Class…   read more of “Press Diary: Thai…”

Holland America Line’s Westerdam Explores Eight Iconic Countries in Asia During 2019-20 Season

Holland America Line’s Westerdam Explores Eight Iconic Countries in Asia During 2019-20 Season

The cosmopolitan cities and rich traditions of the Far East unfold for guests on Holland America Line’s Westerdam when the ship embarks on its 2019-20 season in Asia. From September 2019 through April 2020, Westerdam extensively explores Cambodia, China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam on cruises ranging from 13 to…   read more of “Holland America…”

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….”