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From Wildlife to Waterfalls — Durban, South Africa, Has it All

From Wildlife to Waterfalls — Durban, South Africa, Has it All

Guests cruising on the Grand World Voyage this year got to experience a southerly course, and this afforded the opportunity to explore South Africa. One of the many highlights of this region is its incredible wildlife.

Captain Mercer Explores the Seychelles & Mauritius

Captain Mercer Explores the Seychelles & Mauritius

There’s no grander voyage than the Grand World Voyage. Imagine circumnavigating the globe while visiting exotic and exceptional parts of the world that boast a variety of cultures, history and scenery.

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?

Cruise Diary: Scenic Cruising in the Chilean Fjords

Cruise Diary: Scenic Cruising in the Chilean Fjords

In addition to wonderful ports of call on a cruise vacation, another special part of taking a cruise is the ability to reach parts of the world that would otherwise be nearly impossible, if not totally impossible, to reach by car, plane or on foot.

Postcards from Antarctica

Postcards from Antarctica

For every avid traveler — and for this who just love adventure — a trip to Antarctica truly is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Antarctica is one of the most remote parts of the world, so it takes time and extensive planning to get there.

Exotic South Pacific & Fine Dining with Captain Mercer

Exotic South Pacific & Fine Dining with Captain Mercer

Since departing Easter Island, ms Amsterdam has sailed a westerly course toward the South Pacific. Here is a recap of Captain Mercer’s blog posts. You can read them in their entirety on his blog, www.captainjonathan.com.

‘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.