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Holland America Line Named Number One in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Holland America Line Named Number One in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Holland America Line claimed the top spot as the favorite cruise line for sailings to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, and the Panama Canal and Central America in Cruise Critics’ 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destinations Awards. The premium cruise line also took home honors in five additional destination categories for its private island, Half Moon Cay, and…   read more of “Holland America…”

Celebrate the Season on Nearly 40 Holland America Line Holiday Cruises in December 2019

Celebrate the Season on  Nearly 40 Holland America Line Holiday Cruises in December 2019

Holland America Line’s Holiday Cruises are designed to immerse guests in the joys of the season with a relaxing, entertaining and stress-free vacation. In December 2019, travelers looking to get away for the holidays will have a choice of more than 20 cruises in late December, as well as 17 Collectors’ Voyages that combine non-repeating,…   read more of “Celebrate the…”

Hong Kong: Dazzling in Every Way

Hong Kong: Dazzling in Every Way

I wish everyone I care about could be here with me. I’m on the deck of the Aqua Luna, a traditional junk that sails Victoria Harbor, the famous body of water that separates Hong Kong Island from Kowloon Island. The butler has given me some kind of rum punch, but the feeling of standing on…   read more of “Hong Kong: Dazzling…”

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…”