From fall 2018 through spring 2019, two Holland America Line ships will say “Aloha” to the stunning, sun-drenched islands of Hawaii. Guests interested in exploring the famed island chain can choose from nine cruises with itineraries ranging from 16 to 20 days aboard Eurodam and Amsterdam. Hawaii sailings depart from Seattle, Washington; Vancouver, British Columbia;… read more of “Two Holland America…”
The South Pacific islands are the epitome of picture-perfect. This one-of-a-kind region beckons to wanderlust spirits from far and wide, promising a unique combination of rich culture, ideal climate and lush landscapes. Hawaii and Tahiti are fan favorites, and we offer itineraries departing this April on Westerdam or Zaandam. The 30-Day Circle Hawaii, Tahiti &… read more of “Gorgeous Scenery…”
These past three months the blog has been following Jeff, President’s Club member, “World Adventure” blogger and Holland America Blog contributor, as he cruises around the Far East on Amsterdam’s 2014 Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage. That voyage concluded Dec. 8 at San Diego, but the journey is not over for Jeff! Following a… read more of “Lookbook: South…”
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…”
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.
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 22, 2013: The Zaandam arrived early at Lahaina, Maui. Al and I signed up for the 9-hour “Adventures to Hana”… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. This surfer’s paradise, set among the sugarcane plantations and funky beach towns, offered lovely upcountry mountains and stunning coastlines. This island offered both remote and hidden gems along with popular and well-known spots for visitors.
Thanks to guest Bob Jones for sending in this snapshot of Zaandam anchored off of Lahaina, Hawaii, Nov. 4.