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Lookbook: Cruise Around the Med with Photos from Facebook and Twitter

Lookbook: Cruise Around the Med with Photos from Facebook and Twitter

Holland America Line’s Jocelyn Wu, special events coordinator – public relations, just disembarked ms Noordam with a group of journalists. She and many of the writers chronicled their cruise through the Mediterranean on Facebook and Twitter through fabulous photos and fun captions. Journalist Gail Jennsen was onboard writing a story for Avid Cruiser and she’s…   read more of “Lookbook: Cruise…”

Half Moon Cay Cruising Season Opens: What’s New on the Private Island

Half Moon Cay Cruising Season Opens: What’s New on the Private Island

Holland America Line’s top-rated port in the Caribbean is Half Moon Cay, the company’s own private island oasis. Nestled in the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay is known for its pristine beaches, diverse shore excursions, exclusive beach cabanas and kid-friendly activities. Today ms Zuiderdam makes the first Holland America Line call of the season, and guests…   read more of “Half Moon Cay…”

From Paradise With Love: Top 5 Romantic Tours in the South Pacific

From Paradise With Love: Top 5 Romantic Tours in the South Pacific

The South Pacific is one of the world’s most stunning destinations, and guests can enjoy a variety of its famous gems on a Holland America Line cruise. When you bring your love to the South Pacific, you’ll quickly see why it’s a favorite among honeymooners and romantics. From an overnight stay at an overwater bungalow…   read more of “From Paradise With…”

The Culture and History of Hawaii Comes Alive on Shore Excursions

The Culture and History of Hawaii Comes Alive on Shore Excursions

Cruises to Hawaii are well known for beautiful beaches, lush vegetation and incredible volcanic topography. Lesser known, however, is the rich history and culture of the 50th state. From Hilo to Honolulu, step back in time and gain some knowledge of the area with Holland America Line’s shore excursions. These tours provide a unique glimpse…   read more of “The Culture and…”

Pre- and Post-Cruise Tours Allow More Time to Explore Australia & New Zealand

Pre- and Post-Cruise Tours Allow More Time to Explore Australia & New Zealand

Cruises to Australia and New Zealand are increasingly popular. The region is extraordinary in its blend of rugged terrain, unique wildlife and urban beach communities. As you cruise into Sydney Harbor you’re immediately met with iconic sights like Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. However, other major landmarks require a bit of travel inland….   read more of “Pre- and…”

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…”

Want to Walk on Water? Try a Stand-Up Paddleboard ‘SUP’ Tour in the Caribbean

Want to Walk on Water? Try a Stand-Up Paddleboard ‘SUP’  Tour in the Caribbean

Have you ever wanted to walk on water? Holland America Line can’t quite make that dream come true, but with a stand-up paddleboard “SUP” shore excursion you can get pretty close! Though paddleboarding, in one form or another, has been around since the late 1700s, it’s recently gained popularity among athletes, hobbyists and those who…   read more of “Want to Walk on…”

Captain’s Log: Wildlife and Glaciers Exemplify Alaska Cruising

Captain’s Log: Wildlife and Glaciers Exemplify Alaska Cruising

Regular readers of the Holland America Blog might remember Captain Jonathan Mercer from ms Amsterdam’s 2014 Grand World Voyage cruise. Along the way he checked in from port to port with fabulous photos and stories of the journey. This summer the adventurous captain sailed Holland America Line Alaska itineraries and continued to write about it…   read more of “Captain’s…”