Skip To Content
- Blog -
Topic Search

Category: Australia & New Zealand

Sydney: The Other Side of the Rainbow

Sydney: The Other Side of the Rainbow

One of my favorite novels is The Accidental Tourist. The premise, rich with irony, is that a hidebound travel writer pens visitor guides for tourists who don’t want to experience anything new, who want to feel as if they’ve never left home. My judgement of Australia is that it is more like the U.S. than…   read more of “Sydney: The Other…”

Celebrate #NationalBeerLovers Day with Beer-centric Shore Excursions Around the World

Celebrate #NationalBeerLovers Day with Beer-centric Shore Excursions Around the World

September 7 is #NationalBeerLoversDay! It is celebrated annually to acknowledge one of the world’s most beloved refreshments and to honor those who appreciate it most. Beer is enjoyed worldwide and created in countries around the globe. Holland America Line offers international, top-rated shore excursions for beer lovers no matter where they land on the map….   read more of “Celebrate…”

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…”