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Cruise Diary: Scenic Cruising in the Chilean Fjords

Cruise Diary: Scenic Cruising in the Chilean Fjords

In addition to wonderful ports of call on a cruise vacation, another special part of taking a cruise is the ability to reach parts of the world that would otherwise be nearly impossible, if not totally impossible, to reach by car, plane or on foot.

Postcards from Antarctica

Postcards from Antarctica

For every avid traveler — and for this who just love adventure — a trip to Antarctica truly is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Antarctica is one of the most remote parts of the world, so it takes time and extensive planning to get there.

Port Hightlight: Lima, Peru

Port Hightlight: Lima, Peru

Callao, Peru, is the port city for Lima, enabling guests to take a variety of tours throughout the area or go exploring on their own. The capital of Peru and the country’s largest city, Lima is a bustling metropolis that is the gateway to the incredible Macchu Pichu, the mysterious Nazca Lines and so much…   read more of “Port Hightlight:…”

South America Cruises Feature Unique Bandoneon Music

South America Cruises Feature Unique Bandoneon Music

When guests embark on a South America cruise with Holland America Line, “On Location” features extensive programming that brings the culture, history and cuisine of the continent onboard.

Cruise to Carnaval and Explore the Amazon on Maasdam in 2014

Cruise to Carnaval and Explore the Amazon on Maasdam in 2014

It’s the world’s largest party, and guests on Maasdam‘s 49-day “Amazon and Carnaval Explorer Voyage” departing Feb. 7, 2014, will be front and center for all of the dancing, singing and excitement of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval.

Port Spotlight: Cartagena, Colombia

Port Spotlight: Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia, is a big, bustling modern city. Within this metropolis of more than a million people is the walled Old Town that dates back hundreds of years. On a Panama Canal cruise on ms Veendam from Ft. Lauderdale to San Diego, Cartagena was the last port of call before we entered the Canal, and…   read more of “Port Spotlight:…”

Panama Canal Photos and a Video from Facebook Fans

Panama Canal Photos and a Video from Facebook Fans

A transit through the Panama Canal is one of the most scenic and interesting experiences for any traveler. The sights are perfectly captured in photos and videos, which is why we asked Holland America Line Facebook fans to send in their best shots. Here are some of our favorites, including a video that takes you…   read more of “Panama Canal Photos…”