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Holland America Line’s Westerdam Explores Eight Iconic Countries in Asia During 2019-20 Season

Holland America Line’s Westerdam Explores Eight Iconic Countries in Asia During 2019-20 Season

The cosmopolitan cities and rich traditions of the Far East unfold for guests on Holland America Line’s Westerdam when the ship embarks on its 2019-20 season in Asia. From September 2019 through April 2020, Westerdam extensively explores Cambodia, China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam on cruises ranging from 13 to…   read more of “Holland America…”

Celebrate Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival on an Iconic Event Cruise to the Far East

Celebrate Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival on an Iconic Event Cruise to the Far East

Holland America Line’s Iconic Event cruises are voyages that put our guests in the right place at exactly the right time. From spending your summer solstice at Stonehenge to attending Ladies’ Day at the Dublin Horse Show, selecting one of these cruises guarantees you the opportunity to experience an iconic event that is sure to…   read more of “Celebrate…”

Orlando Ashford Joins the Grand World Voyage for Annual ‘President’s Event’

Orlando Ashford Joins the Grand World Voyage for Annual ‘President’s Event’

Gerald Bernhoft, Holland America Line’s director Mariner Society, recently traveled to Asia to join Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage for the annual President’s Event. He sent in this recap of the event and the surrounding days, including the surprise snow in South Korea! —– The elegant ms Amsterdam was the scene for Holland America Line’s annual…   read more of “Orlando Ashford…”

Pack Your Bags for an 80-Day Grand Voyage to Asia and the Pacific in 2017

Pack Your Bags for an 80-Day Grand Voyage to Asia and the Pacific in 2017

If Australia and the Far East top your list of locales to visit, then it’s time to take a look at the 2017 Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage. This 80-Day cruise is the ideal combination of exotic destinations, some of the most popular capital cities, gorgeous islands, overnight calls and relaxing days at sea. Imaging…   read more of “Pack Your Bags for…”

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…”

Something’s Fishy in Busan, South Korea

Something’s Fishy in Busan, South Korea

Bloggers David and Veronica of GypsyNester.com wrote this great post with cool photos from their stop at Busan, South Korea while traveling on Volendam. Enjoy the fun read! Anyone who has watched M*A*S*H has heard of Busan, South Korea, although on the show it was called Pusan. As we learned from Beijing formerly being called…   read more of “Something’s…”

Cruise Diary: Exploring Asia

Cruise Diary: Exploring Asia

HAL guest blogger Sharon Wilhelm is currently sailing aboard Amsterdam’s 75-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage. While aboard the ship she will chronicle her cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! October 10: (Day 19) – Jeju City, South Korea We booked a tour to go to a morning performance of Nanta. Even after…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”