Introducing EXC In-Depth™ Voyages

We’ve created an innovative and customized approach to cruising for seasoned travelers who are curious, thoughtful and eager to find new ways to experience the world. EXC In-Depth Voyages will enable...

Your Journey, Your Passion

Delve Deeper

Each voyage is enhanced by a variety of themes for in-depth exploration, on board and ashore, including Photography; Nature and Science; Food, Wine & Spirits; History and Perspective; Arts and Culture; and Active Exploration.

The Perfect Ship

A favorite of Holland America Line guests, Maasdam is the ideal ship for our EXC In-Depth Voyages. Visit multiple ports in each region on these itineraries, giving guests opportunities to explore all aspects of local culture.

Learn from the Experts

Led by zoologist and veteran expedition guide, Dr. Peter Carey, our team has collaborated on creating several one-of-a-kind excursions into some of the world’s most exotic destinations.

Voyages of a Lifetime

Immerse yourself in lands and cultures that few are lucky enough to encounter. Kon Tiki Voyager, Polynesian Idyll and Spice Island Navigator are just a sampling of the itineraries that offer breathtaking, awe-inspiring journeys.

Unrivaled Journeys

Immerse yourself in lands and cultures that few are lucky enough to encounter. From the Americas to Australia and on to Asia, the world's most intriguing places are yours to explore.

Air Specials to Papeete

Book your 14-Day Polynesian Idyll cruise for October 14, 2018 or October 28, 2018 and receive roundtrip air starting from $999 including airport/ship transfers. Call 1–877–932–4259 for more details.

EXC In-Depth FAQs

Learn more about what to expect on your EXC In-Depth Voyage, including how to create your own Collectors’ Voyage.

Guests aboard Maasdam EXC In-Depth Voyages can expect the same classic style, gracious intuitive service, attention to detail, award-winning dining and most everything else they’ve come to love and expect from Holland America Line. And because EXC In-Depth Voyages are designed with more emphasis on the destination, we’re adding many new, optional activities under themes like Photography, Food, Wine & Spirits, Active Exploration, Nature and Science, History and Perspective, and Arts and Culture. In this spirit, there will be a few trade-offs. For example, instead of mainstage production shows, evening entertainment will more often and more intimately reflect the local culture. Instead of America’s Test Kitchen, EXC In-Depth Voyages will bring local chefs, locally sourced ingredients and local culinary traditions onboard to enhance the culinary offerings loved and expected by Holland America Line guests. 

While many of the EXC In-Depth activities will be suitable for children, Club HAL will not operate on these Voyages. 

Absolutely. The possibilities are virtually endless. For example, combine the September 10, 2018, Kon Tiki Voyager with the October 14 Polynesian Idyll for a full 48 days exploring this remote and fascinating corner of the Pacific. Or join Maasdam on January 26th in Singapore and stay for 40 days, taking in the highlights of Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka and much more. Consider a carefully crafted contrast of seldom-visited ports like Uleguma in the Maldives Islands and the must-see metropolises of Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore. Or follow in the footsteps of some of history’s great intrepid explorers and combine all 13 voyages for a truly immersive, 239-day experience.