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Cruising Down Under: Why Australia & New Zealand Should be on Your Bucket List

Cruising Down Under: Why Australia & New Zealand Should be on Your Bucket List

In August 2014, the Holland America Blog asked fans to choose their top “Bucket List” ports around the world. Number one on the list? Sydney, Australia! Travelers around the globe are attracted to Australia and New Zealand for the region’s unique beauty, interesting culture and vast array of things to see and do. From cosmopolitan…   read more of “Cruising Down…”

Pre- and Post-Cruise Tours Allow More Time to Explore Australia & New Zealand

Pre- and Post-Cruise Tours Allow More Time to Explore Australia & New Zealand

Cruises to Australia and New Zealand are increasingly popular. The region is extraordinary in its blend of rugged terrain, unique wildlife and urban beach communities. As you cruise into Sydney Harbor you’re immediately met with iconic sights like Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. However, other major landmarks require a bit of travel inland….   read more of “Pre- and…”

Take a Cruise Down Under and Bask in a Second Summer

Take a Cruise Down Under and Bask in a Second Summer

With fall and winter approaching, there’s no need to put away the swimsuits and shorts. On a cruise to Australia and New Zealand, the summer season is gearing up to be in full swing by the time snow blankets the northern hemisphere. For the most comprehensive exploration of the continent, Volendam’s 34-day Australia Circumnavigation sails…   read more of “Take a Cruise Down…”

It’s Almost Time to Sail ‘Down Under’

It’s Almost Time to Sail ‘Down Under’

Yes, you guessed it! This week is Australia and New Zealand week. The season “Down Under” is quickly approaching, with ms Oosterdam and ms Volendam heading to the southern hemisphere next month. For their series of cruises that last through spring 2014, the ships will visit more than 50 ports of call during 10- to…   read more of “It’s Almost…”