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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…”

Showing Off our Stars and Stripes! Cruise Across America From our U.S. Homeports

Showing Off our Stars and Stripes! Cruise Across America From our U.S. Homeports

Tomorrow is July 4th! In honor of America’s Independence Day, we’re showing you how can “cruise” across our great nation by embarking on sailings from seven of our U.S. homeports. Whether you’re onboard or ashore, we hope you have a fun and festive holiday! ANCHORAGE, ALASKA Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and is one of…   read more of “Showing Off our…”

Press Diary: 17 Days in the South Pacific With Holland America

Press Diary: 17 Days in the South Pacific With Holland America

Christy Woodrow and Scott Calafiore of the award-winning adventure travel and lifestyle blog, Ordinary Traveler, recently sailed on a 17-day Holland America Line EXC In-Depth cruise aboard Maasdam to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Read selections from Christy’s blog post to hear her reflections on cruising on Maasdam and the unique ports of…   read more of “Press Diary: 17…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Waitangi and Tauranga, New Zealand

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Waitangi and Tauranga, New Zealand

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is in New Zealand! EXC In-Depth Onboard Exploration Leader Mark Read sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from gorgeous Waitangi and Tauranga. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues its exploration in the Pacific Ocean. Waitangi, New Zealand The Bay of Plenty was spectacular as Maasdam glided…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Broome, Kuri Bay and Darwin, Western Australia

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Broome, Kuri Bay and Darwin, Western Australia

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is off to Western Australia! EXC In-Depth Onboard Naturalist/Zodiac Driver Kristy King sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from Broome, Kuri Bay and Darwin. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship begins its journey to Southeast Asia. Broome, Western Australia With Maasdam docking in the early hours of…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Head Down Under to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in 2019 for the Ultimate Premium Experience

Head Down Under to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in 2019 for the Ultimate Premium Experience

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand’s Milford Sound, the imposing volcanoes of Hawaii — all these spectacular natural wonders await on cruises to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In 2019, Holland America Line is offering a variety of unique itineraries aboard Noordam that showcase the region’s must-visit ports, bucket-list locales and iconic sites….   read more of “Head Down Under to…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Akaroa, Wellington and Port Chalmers

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Akaroa, Wellington and Port Chalmers

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is finally in New Zealand, and our guests are exploring the gorgeous North and South Islands. EXC In-Depth Onboard Naturalist/Zodiac Driver Kristy King sent some Field Notes from Akaroa, Wellington and Port Chalmers. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues this amazing adventure to Tasmania and Australia. Akaroa,…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”