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EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Tasmania, Adelaide, Port Lincoln and Albany

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Tasmania, Adelaide, Port Lincoln and Albany

Over the holidays, our EXC In-Depth Voyage was exploring Tasmania and Australia. EXC In-Depth Onboard Naturalist/Zodiac Driver Kristy King and Polar Historian/Naturalist Andrew Atkin sent some Field Notes from Hobart, Port Arthur, Adelaide, Port Lincoln and Albany. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues this adventure. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia By Kristy King,…   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…”

Zodiac Shore Excursions on EXC In-Depth Voyages Offer Exhilarating Explorations of Remote Locales

Zodiac Shore Excursions on EXC In-Depth Voyages Offer Exhilarating Explorations of Remote Locales

As you’ve been reading about in our “Field Notes” posts, EXC In-Depth Voyages aboard Maasdam offer guests up-close Zodiac encounters in ports throughout the South Pacific, Australia and Indonesia. Led by a team of onboard experts and guides, these incredible expeditions allow guests to have an intimate view at locales that are little-known and often…   read more of “Zodiac Shore…”

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 and spa staterooms; new chairs in all staterooms; and upholstery throughout the ship. Take…   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…”