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Where’s ms Amsterdam? The Grand Adventure Continues for a HAL Cruiser

Where’s ms Amsterdam? The Grand Adventure Continues for a HAL Cruiser

Each year, Holland America Line carefully crafts Grand Voyages that offer extended journeys to some of the most incredible places in the world. The longer itineraries allow for in-depth explorations and immersive experiences that very few cruise lines offer. Holland America Line has been sailing Grand Voyages for years, and no other cruise line offers…   read more of “Where’s ms…”

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…”

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…”

Cruise Diary: Komodo Island

Cruise Diary: Komodo Island

Al and I spent the morning on Komodo Island. We took a HAL shore excursion called “Komodo Island Trek” to see the Komodo Dragons. Everyone that exited the ship that day had to be on a tour with a Komodo Island National Park Ranger. It is too dangerous to wander around on your own. Surprisingly…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Photo Diary: Sailing to Komodo Island

Photo Diary: Sailing to Komodo Island

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, is currently on a Volendam voyage from Sydney to Singapore and is sharing photos of his trip with us.