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Lookbook: Favorite Blogging Cruisers Set Sail on the Grand World Voyage Again!

Lookbook: Favorite Blogging Cruisers Set Sail on the Grand World Voyage Again!

Amsterdam’s 2016 Grand World Voyage set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jan. 5. on a 115-day adventure with some of our favorite guest bloggers onboard. Jeff Farschman, President’s Club member and World Adventure blogger, is back for his 10th Grand World Voyage, and he’s joined by familiar names like Jan and Dick Yetke and Gary…   read more of “Lookbook: Favorite…”

Captain’s Log: Sail Along on the Grand World Voyage Cruise

Captain’s Log: Sail Along on the Grand World Voyage Cruise

Captain Mercer is back onboard the Grand World Voyage and he’s blogging about his cruising adventures. The ship set sail from Fort Lauderdale in early January and made its way through the Panama Canal. After a call at Ecuador this week, it’s eight days at sea before landfall in the South Pacific. Catch up with…   read more of “Captain’s…”

World Cruise Wraps Up in the Caribbean

World Cruise Wraps Up in the Caribbean

After 113 days, nearly 33,000 miles and a journey around the world, Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage ended Monday, April 28 at Port Everglades, the port where it all began back in January.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Charms World Cruise Guests

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Charms World Cruise Guests

Every Grand World Voyage lives up to its name, but this year’s journey was made especially memorable by the presence of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who boarded ms Amsterdam at Durban, South Africa, March 28 and disembarked at Cape Town April 1.

From Wildlife to Waterfalls — Durban, South Africa, Has it All

From Wildlife to Waterfalls — Durban, South Africa, Has it All

Guests cruising on the Grand World Voyage this year got to experience a southerly course, and this afforded the opportunity to explore South Africa. One of the many highlights of this region is its incredible wildlife.

Captain Mercer Explores the Seychelles & Mauritius

Captain Mercer Explores the Seychelles & Mauritius

There’s no grander voyage than the Grand World Voyage. Imagine circumnavigating the globe while visiting exotic and exceptional parts of the world that boast a variety of cultures, history and scenery.

What is a ‘Grand Voyage’ Cruise? Find Out More!

What is a ‘Grand Voyage’ Cruise? Find Out More!

Every year Holland America Line puts together an exciting collection of “Grand Voyages” on ships built for leisurely travel, able to visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships. But do you know what makes a voyage a Grand Voyage?