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EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Savusavu, Nuku’alofa, Waitangi and Tauranga

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Savusavu, Nuku’alofa, Waitangi and Tauranga

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is island-hopping around the South Pacific, and that means our guests are visiting some of the most beautiful locales in the world. EXC In-Depth Driver-Naturalists Caitlyn Webster and Kristy King sent some Field Notes from Savusavu, Nuku’alofa, Waitangi and Tauranga. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship heads to…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: The First Zodiac Tour in Vava’u and Beautiful Dravuni & Suva

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: The First Zodiac Tour in Vava’u and Beautiful Dravuni & Suva

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage reached Vava’u, the port where the first zodiac tour took place! EXC In-Depth Marine Scientist and Naturalist Cristiana Damiano and EXC In-Depth Leader Chris Cook sent some details about the adventure, as well as Field Notes from Dravuni. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship heads to New Zealand….   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Maasdam’s New Interiors Give the Ship a Chic Update

Maasdam’s New Interiors Give the Ship a Chic Update

In anticipation of its new EXC In-Depth Voyages, Maasdam recently underwent a refit that gave several of its public spaces a chic new look that’s warm, inviting and modern. Highlights include newly designed carpets in public areas, as well as suites, spa and Lanai staterooms; new chairs in all staterooms; and upholstery throughout the ship….   read more of “Maasdam’s New…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Mo’orea and Nuku Hiva

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Mo’orea and Nuku Hiva

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage was island-hopping in the gorgeous South Pacific, and Holland America Line’s Director of Explorations Dr. Peter Carey sent some details about Mo’orea and Nuku Hiva. Enjoy this installment of Field Notes, and stay tuned as the ship continues to explore this stunning area. Mo’orea, French Polynesia After visits to several of…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

EXC In-Depth Guest Chef Recipe: Bread Pudding with Banana, Pineapple, Macadamia and Brown Sugar

EXC In-Depth Guest Chef Recipe: Bread Pudding with Banana, Pineapple, Macadamia and Brown Sugar

Chef Carlos Estevez cruised on the first EXC In-Depth Voyage and held cooking demonstrations featuring local Caribbean fare, as well as a five-course dinner in the Pinnacle Grill. This delicious dessert from the Dominican Republic coined “relaxing in the sugar cane fields” was both a featured demonstration and the dessert on his special dinner menu….   read more of “EXC In-Depth Guest…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Fakarava, Rangiroa and Bora Bora

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Fakarava, Rangiroa and Bora Bora

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is island-hopping in the gorgeous South Pacific, and Holland America Line’s Director of Explorations Dr. Peter Carey sent some details about Fakarava, Rangiroa and Bora Bora. Enjoy this installment of Field Notes, and stay tuned for more! Fakarava, French Polynesia The low-lying atoll of Fakarava was our first landfall in French…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Callao, Easter Island, Henderson Island and Pitcairn Island

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Callao, Easter Island, Henderson Island and Pitcairn Island

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage made way to South America, and Holland America Line’s Director of Explorations Dr. Peter Carey is still on board. He and the EXC In-Depth Guides are sharing their up-close adventures and encounters our guests are having at every port. After departing Costa Rica, the ship visited ports in Peru, Chile and…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Santa Marta, San Blas Islands, Golfito & Quepos

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Santa Marta, San Blas Islands, Golfito & Quepos

Our EXC In-Depth Voyages recently set sail on an unforgettable journey of discovery. Holland America Line’s Director of Explorations Dr. Peter Carey is on board, and he, along with the EXC In-Depth Guides, will be documenting their up-close adventures and encounters our guests are having at every port. After departing Ft. Lauderdale the ship made…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”