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Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

While Holland America Line cruises are about relaxation and indulgence, they’re also about providing guests with an enriching travel experience. We want our guests to gain a deeper understanding of each destination’s unique culture so everyone can truly savor their journey. One undeniably authentic and enjoyable way to get to know a culture is by…   read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”

Lookbook: Favorite Blogging Cruisers Set Sail on the Grand World Voyage Again!

Lookbook: Favorite Blogging Cruisers Set Sail on the Grand World Voyage Again!

Amsterdam’s 2016 Grand World Voyage set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jan. 5. on a 115-day adventure with some of our favorite guest bloggers onboard. Jeff Farschman, President’s Club member and World Adventure blogger, is back for his 10th Grand World Voyage, and he’s joined by familiar names like Jan and Dick Yetke and Gary…   read more of “Lookbook: Favorite…”

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…”

‘Sip and Savor’ Culinary Tours on Cruises Worldwide

‘Sip and Savor’ Culinary Tours on Cruises Worldwide

One of the great pleasures of travel is the opportunity to sample local food and drink. While you may find language barriers along the way, an appreciation for good food is a universal language and can be a fantastic way to immerse yourself in local cultures.

Top 10 Shore Excursions in Australia & New Zealand

Top 10 Shore Excursions in Australia & New Zealand

With so much to see and do, a trip to Australia and New Zealand is made all the more exciting by taking part in one — or several — of our exciting shore excursions. Each tour is carefully crafted to offer the most fulfilling experience possible, and our reputable tour operators ensure that our guests…   read more of “Top 10 Shore…”

Cruise Diary: Melbourne

Cruise Diary: Melbourne

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Oosterdam and will be sending in posts from his voyage. Aboard Oosterdam, en route to Sydney, Austraia The modern rail-tram at the end of the Melbourne ship pier had hardly begun to move toward the center-city when the renowned friendliness of the Australian people touched us….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

So Long … Farewell … Goodbye

So Long … Farewell … Goodbye

Thanks to HAL and blog fan Noel Bell for sending in this final photo of Oosterdam at Melbourne. Here is Oosterdam in a overcast Melbourne yesterday at the end of her Australia cruise season. She heads for Sydney and Seattle on Saturday. — Noel Bell

Video: Melbourne to Sydney

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, sailed on a 34-day Volendam voyage from Sydney to Hong Kong late last year and shared with us this video from his trip. Come along with us and cruise the Tasman Sea and Bass Strait, from Melbourne to Sydney, via Burnie and Hobart in Tasmania on this…   read more of “Video: Melbourne to…”