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EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Nouméa, Tadine and Mystery Island

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Nouméa, Tadine and Mystery Island

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is back in the South Pacific island-hopping among some stunning locales! EXC In-Depth Onboard Exploration Leader Mark Read sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues its exploration in the Pacific Ocean. Nouméa, New Caledonia Glorious weather…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Australia & New Zealand Cruises: Fall Head Over Heels for The Land Down Under

Australia & New Zealand Cruises: Fall Head Over Heels for The Land Down Under

Holland America Line offers such an array of enticing and thrilling cruise destinations; it can be tough to decide which ones to choose. However, for cruisers searching for a bucket list-worthy adventure, our Australia and New Zealand itineraries continuously top the list! Whether you’re looking to cuddle a koala, enjoy an evening at the renowned…   read more of “Australia &…”

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Visit These 8 Unique Lighthouses on a HAL Cruise

It’s #NationalLighthouseDay! Visit These 8 Unique Lighthouses on a HAL Cruise

Today is National Lighthouse Day, a day that honors the beacon of light that, for hundreds of years, has symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea. On this day in 1789, U.S. President George Washington signed an act passed by the First Congress to protect explorers. Today, lighthouses not only mark the…   read more of “It’s…”

Lookbook: South Pacific Splendors & Heavenly Hawaii Wrap Up a Grand Voyage

Lookbook: South Pacific Splendors & Heavenly Hawaii Wrap Up a Grand Voyage

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…”

From Paradise With Love: Top 5 Romantic Tours in the South Pacific

From Paradise With Love: Top 5 Romantic Tours in the South Pacific

The South Pacific is one of the world’s most stunning destinations, and guests can enjoy a variety of its famous gems on a Holland America Line cruise. When you bring your love to the South Pacific, you’ll quickly see why it’s a favorite among honeymooners and romantics. From an overnight stay at an overwater bungalow…   read more of “From Paradise With…”

Cruise Diary: The Exotic Islands of a Transpacific Cruise

Cruise Diary: The Exotic Islands of a Transpacific Cruise

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.