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EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage has left Southeast Asia and arrived to Sri Lanka! EXC In-Depth Onboard Naturalist/Zodiac Driver Kristy King sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues its exploration of South Asia. This morning Maasdam made her way into the one…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Planning for 2019? Head to the Indian Ocean with a Holland America Line EXC In-Depth Voyage

Planning for 2019? Head to the Indian Ocean with a Holland America Line EXC In-Depth Voyage

With Holland America Line’s new EXC In-Depth Voyages, travelers have a way to see the world through the through the prism of their own personal interests and passions without having to worry about planning every detail of their dream vacation. Each of the new EXC In-Depth itineraries onboard Massdam offer a variety of themes for…   read more of “Planning for 2019?…”

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

Learn to Cook Like a Local with In-Home Culinary Tours In Ports Around the World

While Holland America Line cruises are about relaxation and indulgence, they’re also about providing guests with an enriching travel experience. We want our guests to gain a deeper understanding of each destination’s unique culture so everyone can truly savor their journey. One undeniably authentic and enjoyable way to get to know a culture is by…   read more of “Learn to Cook Like…”

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…”

A Pictorial Wrapup of the 2016 Grand World Voyage from our Blogging Cruisers

A Pictorial Wrapup of the 2016 Grand World Voyage from our Blogging Cruisers

The 2016 Grand World Voyage was an epic 115-day cruise to far-off lands and gorgeous locales. It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago it came to an end, and those who called Amsterdam home for four months returned to their regular lives. During the journey, Amsterdam hosted some of our regular cruisers who documented…   read more of “A Pictorial Wrapup…”

Cruise Diary: The Contrasts of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cruise Diary: The Contrasts of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Day 78, March 24: After getting a big gulp of what Henry David Thoreau called “the tonic of wildness” while riding an elephant through a jungle trail in Phuket, Thailand, and afterwards enjoying two relaxing days at sea, we arrived at Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, located just off the…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”