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Shanghai Stands Tall on a Holland America Line Cruise

Shanghai Stands Tall on a Holland America Line Cruise

Travel writer Drew Limsky explores Shanghai, China, to discover how this ever-evolving city continues to reach for the sky. Considering a journey to the Far East? Visit Holland America Line’s “Sail to Asia” page to learn about the upcoming itineraries that feature Shanghai. THE VIEW OF SHANGHAI that I’m currently enjoying was accessible only to…   read more of “Shanghai Stands…”

Moments That Make A Grand Voyage Grand: Three Generations At Sea

Moments That Make A Grand Voyage Grand: Three Generations At Sea

Guest Georgina Cruz currently is onboard her fourth Grand World Voyage and is sharing her experiences with the Holland America Blog. My husband Humberto and I have had such a wonderful time during our last three World Cruises on Holland America’s Amsterdam that on our fourth and current Grand World Voyage this winter, also on…   read more of “Moments That Make A…”

Looking for the Ultimate Cruise? Check out the 111-Day 2017 Grand World Voyage

Looking for the Ultimate Cruise? Check out the 111-Day 2017 Grand World Voyage

Imagine circling the globe, literally, in pampered comfort for more than three months. In 2017, Amsterdam sets off on its exciting Grand World Voyage that takes guests on the most memorable adventure possible. During the 111-day journey, 36 ports of call in 23 countries on five continents await, introducing a rainbow of cultures and customs…   read more of “Looking for the…”

Where’s ms Amsterdam? The Grand Adventure Continues for a HAL Cruiser

Where’s ms Amsterdam? The Grand Adventure Continues for a HAL Cruiser

Each year, Holland America Line carefully crafts Grand Voyages that offer extended journeys to some of the most incredible places in the world. The longer itineraries allow for in-depth explorations and immersive experiences that very few cruise lines offer. Holland America Line has been sailing Grand Voyages for years, and no other cruise line offers…   read more of “Where’s ms…”

Cruise Diary: Travel Veteran Shares a First-Hand Account of Far East Voyage

Cruise Diary: Travel Veteran Shares a First-Hand Account of Far East Voyage

Many accomplished writers are also cruisers who love to share their stories on the Holland America Blog through cruise diaries. Wendy London, who has blogged for us before, is one of them. She recently joined Amsterdam’s 2014 Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage, and she’s volunteered to write a cruse diary that will share her…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

A Cruise to Asia Brings Exotic Sights and Sounds

A Cruise to Asia Brings Exotic Sights and Sounds

A cruise to the Far East can be full of exciting adventures and exotic flavors. The sights and sounds create a breathtaking photo album to impress even the most avid traveler. Volendam, Rotterdam and Amsterdam explore the region in 2014, from a 14-day Far East Explorer cruise on Volendam and visits on Amsterdam’s Grand World…   read more of “A Cruise to Asia…”

Snapshots from Shanghai

Snapshots from Shanghai

The guests enjoyed the best day and night views of Shanghai from the Volendam’s perfect docking location close to the centre of town. Shore Excursion Manager Kevin Farwell and assistant Judy Hu went out to discover the delights of the many varied items for sale at Shanghai’s outdoor antique market.