Holland America Line offers thousands of Journeys Ashore appealing to a wide variety of interests. Whether you seek active and adventurous or cultural and calm, we showcase some of the best sites and activities at each port. While there can be much to see on land, a tour that takes you below the surface without… read more of “Explore Under the…”
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…”
When it comes to Hawaii, the question is never really whether you’ve dreamed about visiting, rather how often you dream about visiting. Being the only state made up entirely of islands — there’s no easier way to see it than on a cruise, and Holland America Line has put together itineraries and shore excursions that… read more of “Looking for…”
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…”
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.
By Jordan Burchette, a Los Angeles-based writer and presenter who has done work for CNN.com and Popular Science. Photos courtesy of guest Sharon Johnson. With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around… read more of “On Location’s…”
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:…”
Here are pictures from my Hawaii cruise on board Zaandam. Enjoy! – Laurel Adams, HAL Mariner