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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…”

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 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…”