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Celebrate #NationalBeerLovers Day with Beer-centric Shore Excursions Around the World

Celebrate #NationalBeerLovers Day with Beer-centric Shore Excursions Around the World

September 7 is #NationalBeerLoversDay! It is celebrated annually to acknowledge one of the world’s most beloved refreshments and to honor those who appreciate it most. Beer is enjoyed worldwide and created in countries around the globe. Holland America Line offers international, top-rated shore excursions for beer lovers no matter where they land on the map….   read more of “Celebrate…”

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.

Top 10 Shore Excursions in Australia & New Zealand

Top 10 Shore Excursions in Australia & New Zealand

With so much to see and do, a trip to Australia and New Zealand is made all the more exciting by taking part in one — or several — of our exciting shore excursions. Each tour is carefully crafted to offer the most fulfilling experience possible, and our reputable tour operators ensure that our guests…   read more of “Top 10 Shore…”

Captain’s Log: The Blessing of the Boats

Captain’s Log: The Blessing of the Boats

The last time I wrote, Friso, my 2nd-in-command, was about to embark on a tender in Wellington harbour and participate in a ‘Blessing of the Boats’ ceremony. All went superbly on a sunny day, tender 11 was escorted to the ‘blessing site’ by members of the local Coast Guard with their boat. Approximately 40 boats…   read more of “Captain’s…”

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…”