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Journey to the Far East and South Pacific on Amsterdam’s 2018 Grand Voyage

Journey to the Far East and South Pacific on Amsterdam’s 2018 Grand Voyage

Grand Voyages don’t just get their names from their exceptional length, but from all the magnificent destinations you have the opportunity to experience on just one cruise. On Sept. 30, 2018, Amsterdam will embark on an 82-day Grand Asia & Pacific Voyage roundtrip from Los Angeles, California, that includes 34 ports and six overnights. From…   read more of “Journey to the Far…”

Looking for an Exotic Adventure? These Cruises Should be on Your Radar

Looking for an Exotic Adventure? These Cruises Should be on Your Radar

For many travelers, the word exotic conjures up images of shorelines fringed with lush landscapes and swaying palms, mystical scenery enhanced by bold colors, uncharted culturals and striking tastes that delight the palate. At Holland America Line, cruises to exotic locales take our guests to places like the Far East, South Pacific, Australia and New…   read more of “Looking for an…”

South Pacific 101: Cruise Through Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia

South Pacific 101: Cruise Through Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia

You’ve booked a Holland America Line cruise to the South Pacific … or you’re thinking about it. You’ve read the itineraries pronouncing the tropical island names as you imagine yourself sunbathing in a tiki hut over sparkling waters and drinking from a coconut. With more than 20,000 islands, 35 million inhabitants and 28 official languages,…   read more of “South Pacific 101:…”

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…”

Cruise Diary: Apia, Samoa

Cruise Diary: Apia, Samoa

Although HAL blogger Gary Frink is home from his Oosterdam cruise, he still had a few wonderful posts to share. Enjoy! By a geographic quirk of fate, the international dateline splits the nation of Samoa from American Samoa. By the Oosterdam passing through the dateline, the passengers and crew were rewarded with two Sundays, April…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Apia,…”