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Press Diary: 17 Days in the South Pacific With Holland America

Press Diary: 17 Days in the South Pacific With Holland America

Christy Woodrow and Scott Calafiore of the award-winning adventure travel and lifestyle blog, Ordinary Traveler, recently sailed on a 17-day Holland America Line EXC In-Depth cruise aboard Maasdam to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Read selections from Christy’s blog post to hear her reflections on cruising on Maasdam and the unique ports of…   read more of “Press Diary: 17…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Nouméa, Tadine and Mystery Island

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Nouméa, Tadine and Mystery Island

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is back in the South Pacific island-hopping among some stunning locales! EXC In-Depth Onboard Exploration Leader Mark Read sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues its exploration in the Pacific Ocean. Nouméa, New Caledonia Glorious weather…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Helping Communities in Need on Cruises Around the World

Helping Communities in Need on Cruises Around the World

Holland America Line ships sail to all seven continents and explore the world’s oceans. During our global adventures we visit hundreds of ports and our guests are warmly welcomed into those communities. So it is with great pride that whenever necessary we help those communities when in need. Holland America Line recently participated in some…   read more of “Helping Communities…”

Cruise Diary: The Exotic Islands of a Transpacific Cruise

Cruise Diary: The Exotic Islands of a Transpacific Cruise

Imagine calling at lush, tropical islands, isolated beaches and bustling fruit markets as you cruise across the Pacific Ocean. Bloggers Adam Hammond Marta Balcewicz of the website Portsie recently cruised from Sydney, Australia, to Vancouver, Canada, and chronicled their journey.

Scenic Snapshots from HAL Cruisers are Stunners

Scenic Snapshots from HAL Cruisers are Stunners

From a sunset in the Med and the fjords of Norway to the glaciers of Alaska and lush landscapes of the South Pacific, the world is full of beautiful scenery.

Cruise Diary: Mystery Island

Cruise Diary: Mystery Island

Journalist Ruth Taber was on board Oosterdam and sent in blog posts during her cruise. Enjoy! Friday – February 1, 2013 – onboard the Oosterdam – tendered off Mystery Island, Vanuatu. Yesterday’s excursion to Ekasup Cultural Village (near Port Vila) was superb. 500 villagers here continuing a traditional lifestyle going back hundreds of years. Their…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: at Sea and Vanuatu

Cruise Diary: at Sea and Vanuatu

Journalist Ruth Taber is on board Oosterdam and sending in blog posts during her cruise. Enjoy! Monday morning – January 28, 2013 – on board the Oosterdam – more than half way on our voyage from Sydney to New Caledonia. We’ve “enjoyed” a tropical storm that worked its way down Australia – spreading rain and…   read more of “Cruise Diary: at…”

Cruise Diary: Port Vila, Vanuatu

Cruise Diary: Port Vila, Vanuatu

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy this post and photos from their call at Port Vila, Vanuatu. We sailed into Port Vila very early in the morning. It was only an overnight sail from Fiji, but we…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Port…”