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What is a ‘Grand Voyage’ Cruise? Find Out More!

What is a ‘Grand Voyage’ Cruise? Find Out More!

Every year Holland America Line puts together an exciting collection of “Grand Voyages” on ships built for leisurely travel, able to visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships. But do you know what makes a voyage a Grand Voyage?

‘Sip and Savor’ Culinary Tours on Cruises Worldwide

‘Sip and Savor’ Culinary Tours on Cruises Worldwide

One of the great pleasures of travel is the opportunity to sample local food and drink. While you may find language barriers along the way, an appreciation for good food is a universal language and can be a fantastic way to immerse yourself in local cultures.

It’s all About Exploring on an Overnight Call at Bangkok

It’s all About Exploring on an Overnight Call at Bangkok

On many longer cruises, the ships stay at port overnight on select calls during the voyage to give guests an opportunity to explore the city, experience the nightlife and perhaps go overland to a destination unreachable by cruise ship. Some guests even choose to book a hotel for the night and stay ashore. On a…   read more of “It’s all…”

A Cruise to Asia Brings Exotic Sights and Sounds

A Cruise to Asia Brings Exotic Sights and Sounds

A cruise to the Far East can be full of exciting adventures and exotic flavors. The sights and sounds create a breathtaking photo album to impress even the most avid traveler. Volendam, Rotterdam and Amsterdam explore the region in 2014, from a 14-day Far East Explorer cruise on Volendam and visits on Amsterdam’s Grand World…   read more of “A Cruise to Asia…”

Exciting Lecturers & Guest Chefs on 2013 Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage

Exciting Lecturers & Guest Chefs on 2013 Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage

The 75-day “Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage” is underway aboard ms Amsterdam, and it’s going to feature a whole lot more than beautiful ports, tantalizing cuisine and award-winning service. Holland America Line has added guest chefs, guest speakers and local entertainment in several ports as part of the “On Location” program. To enrich the…   read more of “Exciting Lecturers…”

Asian-Style Late-Night Snacks

Asian-Style Late-Night Snacks

The Lido features an international menu of late-night snacks. From American and Mexican to Dutch and Thai, guests can indulge in a variety of flavors from around the world. Here are some tasty and tempting Asian-themed menus that bring the best of the region to Holland America Line guests. Which themed buffet is your favorite?…   read more of “Asian-Style…”

Beer Tastings, Rum Tours and More

Beer Tastings, Rum Tours and More

On a recent visit to Dublin, Ireland, Rotterdam’s bar team went to the Guinness Brewery and Jameson Distillery to learn more about the beverages they serve onboard. Passengers have the opportunity to visit these places, too, during a call at Dublin on the A Taste of Dublin: The Guinness Experience and the A Taste of…   read more of “Beer Tastings, Rum…”