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Head Down Under to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in 2019 for the Ultimate Premium Experience

Head Down Under to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in 2019 for the Ultimate Premium Experience

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand’s Milford Sound, the imposing volcanoes of Hawaii — all these spectacular natural wonders await on cruises to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In 2019, Holland America Line is offering a variety of unique itineraries aboard Noordam that showcase the region’s must-visit ports, bucket-list locales and iconic sites….   read more of “Head Down Under to…”

Lush Landscapes and Enchanting Experiences Beckon on a Cruise to New Zealand

Lush Landscapes and Enchanting Experiences Beckon on a Cruise to New Zealand

Today is New Zealand’s Independence Day, and to celebrate we’re highlighting Holland America Line’s unique cruise itineraries, EXC Tours and our Signature Experience in Auckland that give our guests an in-depth exploration of a remarkable destination. From October 2018 though May 2019, Noordam sails regular itineraries Down Under, while Maasdam’s EXC In-Depth Voyages provide immersive…   read more of “Lush Landscapes and…”

Shore Excursion Collections Guide Travelers to the Perfect Tour

Shore Excursion Collections Guide Travelers to the Perfect Tour

When taking a Holland America Line cruise, you can expect incredible shore excursions, tailor-made to offer the best experience at every port. Holland America Line has grouped many of the tours into five distinct collections, so you’ll know exactly what to look for when booking your tours in advance or onboard. Each collection is centered…   read more of “Shore Excursion…”

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…”

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…”

Mellow First Call at Milford Sound

Mellow First Call at Milford Sound

Here are some pictures taken on our first call of the season into Milford Sound, on the west coast of New Zealand. The weather was unseasonably good for October! Kind Regards, James Cook 2nd Officer m.s. Volendam