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South Pacific 101: Cruise Through Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia

South Pacific 101: Cruise Through Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia

You’ve booked a Holland America Line cruise to the South Pacific … or you’re thinking about it. You’ve read the itineraries pronouncing the tropical island names as you imagine yourself sunbathing in a tiki hut over sparkling waters and drinking from a coconut. With more than 20,000 islands, 35 million inhabitants and 28 official languages,…   read more of “South Pacific 101:…”

Six Over-the-Top Tours on Holland America Line’s Europe Cruises

Six Over-the-Top Tours on Holland America Line’s Europe Cruises

When you cruise, what type of shore excursions attract you the most? Relaxing city tours, historically rich explorations or exhilarating adventures that get your adrenaline pumping? If you’re looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences that combine a little bit of everything, Holland America Line has an incredible collection of shore excursions in Europe that feature some of…   read more of “Six Over-the-Top…”

Caribbean: Eastern vs. Western vs. Southern. Which Cruise Is Best For You?

Caribbean: Eastern vs. Western vs. Southern. Which Cruise Is Best For You?

Travelers new to cruising might not know that the Caribbean presents itself in very different ways. There are several common options — from the ease of the eastern Caribbean to the adventure of the western and exotic charm of the southern Caribbean, each itinerary has its own characteristics. Comparing and contrasting these destinations can give…   read more of “Caribbean: Eastern…”

Shore Excursion Collections Guide Travelers to the Perfect Tour

Shore Excursion Collections Guide Travelers to the Perfect Tour

When taking a Holland America Line cruise, you can expect incredible shore excursions, tailor-made to offer the best experience at every port. Holland America Line has grouped many of the tours into five distinct collections, so you’ll know exactly what to look for when booking your tours in advance or onboard. Each collection is centered…   read more of “Shore Excursion…”

Three Perfect Days in Bermuda

Three Perfect Days in Bermuda

Complete with pink sand, blue waters and cobblestone streets lined with brightly-colored colonial buildings, some might say that Bermuda is the perfect cruise destination. In fact, Conde Nast Traveler readers have voted Bermuda “Best Island in the Caribbean/Atlantic” 18 times in the past 20 years! ms Veendam cruises to this island paradise roundtrip from Boston…   read more of “Three Perfect Days…”

More Than Just Leaf Peeping — A Canada Cruise is Full of History and Culture

More Than Just Leaf Peeping — A Canada Cruise is Full of History and Culture

Each summer travelers cruise to Canada and New England to take in the picturesque lighthouses and rugged shorelines. In the fall guests visit to get a peek at the stunning scenery as the leaves change color and the mountains light up with red, orange and magenta hues. Beyond the beautiful backdrops, however, Canada boasts a…   read more of “More Than Just Leaf…”