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The Culture and History of Hawaii Comes Alive on Shore Excursions

The Culture and History of Hawaii Comes Alive on Shore Excursions

Cruises to Hawaii are well known for beautiful beaches, lush vegetation and incredible volcanic topography. Lesser known, however, is the rich history and culture of the 50th state. From Hilo to Honolulu, step back in time and gain some knowledge of the area with Holland America Line’s shore excursions. These tours provide a unique glimpse…   read more of “The Culture and…”

Five Reasons to Take One of These Six Repositioning Cruises

Five Reasons to Take One of These Six Repositioning Cruises

For those not familiar with a “repositioning cruise,” it’s moving a ship from one sailing region to another, like moving from a season in Alaska to a season in Australia. The cruise that takes the ship from Alaska to Australia is a repositioning.

Top 10 ‘Bucket List’ Cruise Ports Shared by Facebook Fans

Top 10 ‘Bucket List’ Cruise Ports Shared by Facebook Fans

Holland America Line recently asked Facebook fans where they would cruise if money were no object. What followed was a diverse bucket list featuring some of the most beautiful ports in the world.

Book Early and Save on 2015-16 Cruises With Explore4

Book Early and Save on 2015-16 Cruises With Explore4

Holland America Line knows the trend for savvy travelers is to book vacations well in advance. To encourage early cruise bookings the line is returning with its popular “Explore4” savings program that is better than before with four exceptional offers on select 2015 and 2016 sailings.

Cruise Diary: Island Hopping in Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Island Hopping in Hawaii

Imagine calling at lush, tropical islands, isolated beaches and bustling fruit markets as you cruise across the Pacific Ocean. Bloggers Adam Hammond Marta Balcewicz of the website Portsie recently cruised from Sydney, Australia, to Vancouver, Canada, and chronicled their journey.

‘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.

Postcards from Hawaii, the South Pacific and Costa Rica

Postcards from Hawaii, the South Pacific and Costa Rica

From the Caribbean and South Pacific to Indonesia and all countries close to the equator, the tropics conjure up images of sun-kissed skies, azure seas, palm-lined shores and balmy breezes.