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EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Savusavu and Dravuni Island, Fiji

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Savusavu and Dravuni Island, Fiji

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is still in the South Pacific, weaving among picturesque islands that look right out of a postcard or movie! EXC In-Depth Onboard Exploration Leader Mark Read sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from gorgeous Savusavu and Dravuni Island, Fiji. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues its…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Nouméa, Tadine and Mystery Island

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Nouméa, Tadine and Mystery Island

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is back in the South Pacific island-hopping among some stunning locales! EXC In-Depth Onboard Exploration Leader Mark Read sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues its exploration in the Pacific Ocean. Nouméa, New Caledonia Glorious weather…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Cruise Diary: Delights Of A World Cruise — Polynesia

Cruise Diary: Delights Of A World Cruise — Polynesia

Georgina Cruz, a seasoned traveler and frequent Holland America Line guest who takes many of our Grand Voyages, is currently on the Grand World Voyage aboard Amsterdam. Wondering if our Grand Voyages are your dream getaway? Read below for the first installment that provides a peek into her exotic vacation! A Grand World Voyage offers…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

New Culinary-Themed FOOD & WINE Shore Excursions Introduced in Hawaii and Tahiti

New Culinary-Themed FOOD & WINE Shore Excursions Introduced in Hawaii and Tahiti

Holland America Line guests cruising to Hawaii and Tahiti can say aloha to eight new culinary-themed Food & Wine excursions that will immerse them in the islands’ colorful and flavorful cuisine! These additions are part of the nearly 100 tours around the world developed in partnership with FOOD & WINE magazine, exclusively for Holland America…   read more of “New Culinary-Themed…”

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: 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…”