EXC In-Depth™

INTRODUCING EXC IN-DEPTH™ VOYAGES

Your Journey, Your Passion

We’ve created an innovative and customized approach to cruising for seasoned travelers like you who are curious, thoughtful and eager to find new ways to see and understand the world. EXC In-Depth Voyages will enable you to explore the most fascinating corners of the globe through the prism of your own personal interests and passions.

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ELEGANCE & EXPLORATION

Come aboard ms Maasdam, a guest favorite, for 12 to 34 days, or combine itineraries for up to 239 days! Explore French Polynesia, the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and more.

DELVE DEEPER

Each voyage offers a variety of themes for in-depth exploration: Photography; Nature and Science; Arts & Culture; Food, Wine & Spirits; History & Perspective; and Active Exploration. Choose one or try a few. Read more

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

Through onboard enrichment and onshore activities, subject-matter experts will guide you through the experiences of a lifetime – whether photographing the colors of a Tahitian market or kayaking in New Zealand.

AIR SPECIALS ON SELECT CRUISES

Receive valuable air packages and free transfers between Los Angeles (LAX) to Papeete (PPT) when you book the Oct. 14, 2018 or Oct. 28, 2018 14-Day Polynesian Idyll cruise on ms Maasdam. To book this special offer, call Holland America Line directly or your travel professional. See details.

Flight Offer Terms & Conditions

Fares are based on Promos JX, HT. Air offer is available through Holland America Line's Flight Ease program based on promo JX on select flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Papeete (PPT) and reverse. Applicable to the October 14, 2018 or October 28, 2018 departures of ms Maasdam. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. For full terms and conditions applicable to your cruise, please refer to hollandamerica.com or the appropriate Holland America Line brochure. Offers are capacity controlled, and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Offer ends January 31, 2018. Book air by February 14, 2018. Ships' Registry: The Netherlands.

EXC IN-DEPTH FAQS

Learn more about what to expect on your EXC In-Depth Voyage and how you can create your own Collectors' Voyage. See details.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DOES THE ONBOARD EXPERIENCE CHANGE ON AN EXC IN-DEPTH™ VOYAGE?
Guests aboard ms 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.

WHAT CAN CHILDREN DO ON AN EXC IN-DEPTH VOYAGE?
While many of the EXC In-Depth activities will be suitable for children, Club HAL will not operate on these Voyages.

CAN I COMBINE 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 ms 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.

WHEN WILL MORE DETAILED INFORMATION BE AVAILABLE?
Additional details on EXC In-Depth Voyages activities, including onboard programs and onshore EXC Tours™ will be released in fall 2017.

In-Depth Themes

PHOTOGRAPHY
Photos are the visual diary of a life journey. Activities such as capturing great moments in travel through small-group instruction and unique photography opportunities in port are examples of what awaits.

FOOD, WINE AND SPIRITS
Food is the gateway to understanding more about a culture. This theme focuses on an immersive journey into the culinary history and traditions of each destination, including port-to-table meals made with fresh, local ingredients.

ACTIVE EXPLORATION
There's no more exhilarating way to experience new places than to stroll, walk, snorkel, boat or paddle through them. EXC Tours bring you closer to spectacular fauna, flora and ecosystems that distinguish the places you'll visit.

NATURE AND SCIENCE
Our planet was shaped by forces of nature and climate. Study the dramatic creation of our natural world – from the tectonic event that created the Australian landmass to the awesome power of Indonesia's Krakatoa volcano.

HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE
Walk in the footsteps of history through carefully crafted itineraries and expert commentary that vividly illuminate the past, present and future of the world's civilizations.

ARTS AND CULTURE
For 20,000 years, people have turned to artistic expression to tell the stories of their cultures. With this track, the world becomes a living museum as you encounter the great works of art in each destination.

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