Transforming Travel: Introducing Explorations Central

Holland America Line’s exclusive Explorations Central (EXC™) offers indispensable travel resources and engagement opportunities that make the destination experience more engaging, vivid and meaningful for our guests. Onboard programming for the multifaceted EXC experience is rolling out across the entire fleet by the end of the year. In addition to destination insights and onboard programming, a specially designated EXC “home base,” the heartbeat of the Holland America Line destination experience, will open on select ships over the next two years, with ms Westerdam now completed.

EXC™ Explorations Central

EXC Guides™

Our location experts enrich our guests’ journeys with illustrated stories designed to inspire a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for each destination.

EXC Talks™

Help guests deepen their understanding of each destination they visit with an insider’s perspective and the kinds of tales only locals know.

EXC Encounters™

Brings local experts and entertainers on board so guests can start their immersion in a destination’s culture and history before they leave the ship.

EXC Port Planners™

Our online Port Planners, in partnership with AFAR Media, help guests tailor their in-port activities to their interests.

EXC Port Maps™

Simple paper maps cut through the clutter of typical city maps, focusing on the landmarks that make it easy for guests to find their way around.

EXC Tours™

Enable guests to immerse themselves in authentic, engaging travel experiences in port — easily, comfortably and conveniently.

EXC Channel™

Lets guests continue their exploration with specially curated films, documentaries and TV shows featuring the destinations on their itineraries.

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