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…”
Think you’ve seen it all during your cruise? Think again! With Holland America Line’s Encore Collection of Journeys Ashore tours in each port, guests who have visited a port before or who are looking for something off the beaten path will have the possibility to discover what lies beyond the attractions everyone knows about. From… read more of “Been There, Done…”
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…”
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.
Some of Hollywood’s most legendary films were shot on location on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Guests looking to explore those sites and feel like they are in the movie themselves can take the “Hollywood Hawaii: Movies & Waterfalls” tour. This special excursion is ideal for movie buffs, as well as those who simply… read more of “Hollywood Hawaii:…”
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! February 23, 2013: Today we docked at the old sugar cane shipping port in Nawiliwli. We took a tour in Kauai… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. The Waimea Canyon and Napali Coastline views were spectacular. Driving there, through the quaint beach towns and up the winding roads, made the destination feel like a drive through a grand tropical botanical garden.
I captured today Nawiliwili. Kauai was our last port of call for the Hawaiian season. We are heading to see the other beauty called Alaska… Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Oosterdam