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A Cruise to Asia Brings Exotic Sights and Sounds

A Cruise to Asia Brings Exotic Sights and Sounds

A cruise to the Far East can be full of exciting adventures and exotic flavors. The sights and sounds create a breathtaking photo album to impress even the most avid traveler. Volendam, Rotterdam and Amsterdam explore the region in 2014, from a 14-day Far East Explorer cruise on Volendam and visits on Amsterdam’s Grand World…   read more of “A Cruise to Asia…”

Asian-Style Late-Night Snacks

Asian-Style Late-Night Snacks

The Lido features an international menu of late-night snacks. From American and Mexican to Dutch and Thai, guests can indulge in a variety of flavors from around the world. Here are some tasty and tempting Asian-themed menus that bring the best of the region to Holland America Line guests. Which themed buffet is your favorite?…   read more of “Asian-Style…”

Jerusalem and Other Unique Ports

Jerusalem and Other Unique Ports

On a recent Noordam cruise guests were treated to a call at Ashdod, Israel, one of the more unique places that Holland America Line visits. Among the hundreds of ports on the line’s roster are dozens of off-the-beaten-path destinations and rarely visited locales. If you’re looking to take a cruise this fall or winter to…   read more of “Jerusalem and Other…”

Spice Route to Singapore in 2014

Spice Route to Singapore in 2014

It sounds far away, but in reality January 2014 is right around the corner. Well, it certainly is if you’re planning on booking our 51-day Spice Route to Singapore Collectors’ Voyage on ms Rotterdam! Imagine visiting ports in Portugal, Spain, Malta, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Oman, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Not to mention…   read more of “Spice Route to…”

Video: Passage to the Far East, Part 2

Here is Part 2 of blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen’s video that shows all of the highlights from his “A Passage to the Far East” voyage on Rotterdam.

Video: A Passage to the Far East

If you’re looking to see what life is like aboard Rotterdam on an extended cruise, check out blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen’s hour-long video that shows all of the highlights from his recent “A Passage to the Far East” voyage.

Snapshots from Shanghai

Snapshots from Shanghai

The guests enjoyed the best day and night views of Shanghai from the Volendam’s perfect docking location close to the centre of town. Shore Excursion Manager Kevin Farwell and assistant Judy Hu went out to discover the delights of the many varied items for sale at Shanghai’s outdoor antique market.