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EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Waitangi and Tauranga, New Zealand

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Waitangi and Tauranga, New Zealand

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is in New Zealand! EXC In-Depth Onboard Exploration Leader Mark Read sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from gorgeous Waitangi and Tauranga. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues its exploration in the Pacific Ocean. Waitangi, New Zealand The Bay of Plenty was spectacular as Maasdam glided…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Savusavu, Nuku’alofa, Waitangi and Tauranga

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Savusavu, Nuku’alofa, Waitangi and Tauranga

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is island-hopping around the South Pacific, and that means our guests are visiting some of the most beautiful locales in the world. EXC In-Depth Driver-Naturalists Caitlyn Webster and Kristy King sent some Field Notes from Savusavu, Nuku’alofa, Waitangi and Tauranga. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship heads to…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Australia & New Zealand Cruises: Fall Head Over Heels for The Land Down Under

Australia & New Zealand Cruises: Fall Head Over Heels for The Land Down Under

Holland America Line offers such an array of enticing and thrilling cruise destinations; it can be tough to decide which ones to choose. However, for cruisers searching for a bucket list-worthy adventure, our Australia and New Zealand itineraries continuously top the list! Whether you’re looking to cuddle a koala, enjoy an evening at the renowned…   read more of “Australia &…”

Flying High Over New Zealand on Five New Helicopter Shore Excursions

Flying High Over New Zealand on Five New Helicopter Shore Excursions

The latest additions to Holland America Line’s shore excursion lineup is giving guests the chance to explore New Zealand from a totally new angle. On your next cruise Down Under to Australia and New Zealand, guests can experience some of the most picturesque sights in the world on five breathtaking new helicopter tours. If the…   read more of “Flying High Over…”

Cruisers Experience New Zealand’s Diverse Activities

Cruisers Experience New Zealand’s Diverse Activities

If you thought Ireland’s landscape was as green as it gets, pack your bags for a cruise to New Zealand and see why this beautiful island country should earn the name Emerald Isle as well.

Oosterdam Crew Tour Rotorua, New Zealand

Oosterdam Crew Tour Rotorua, New Zealand

During its South Pacific Crossing, the crew of the ms Oosterdam were treated to a tour of Te Puia in Rotorua, New Zealand, where traditional dances were performed for the group.

Hobbiton Crew Tour in New Zealand

Hobbiton Crew Tour in New Zealand

During Oosterdam’s South Pacific Crossing, International Concierge Maria Boyen shared with me her experience on the Hobbiton Movie Set crew tour that took place March 28, 2013, near Tauranga, New Zealand. She and the crew loved visiting the original movie set of “The Lord of the Rings!” Twenty-two brave men and women of the fellowship…   read more of “Hobbiton Crew Tour…”

Captain’s Log: Tauranga and Napier

Captain’s Log: Tauranga and Napier

8th February, Tauranga, New Zealand We have been blessed with beautiful weather ever since we made landfall in New Zealand, the sun has been shining and the winds have been light; our guests and crew have made the most of it, thoroughly enjoying this beautiful country. The people are wonderfully friendly and everywhere is spotless,…   read more of “Captain’s…”