Tag Archives: Pacific

Wave Journey Cruise Diary: Zodiac Tours in the South Pacific

Viv and Jill, editors and co-founders of WaveJourney.com, currently are guests on board Maasdam for an epic journey throughout the South Pacific and Australia/New Zealand regions. During their time on board, they’ll be showcasing their incredible experiences both on board and ashore. Come aboard and see what it’s like to cruise on Maasdam.

Maasdam is the smallest . . .  READ MORE

New Seven-Day Pacific Coast Cruises Make Perfect Close-to-Home Exploration

The seemingly endless Pacific Coast is the ultimate locale for a week-long Holland America Line cruise, offering beautiful beaches, more than 300 days of sun, mild year-round temperatures, sporty pastimes and iconic cultural landmarks. Our new Pacific Coast itineraries conjure up the perfect recipe for luxury, relaxation and adventure to help you unwind and enjoy . . .  READ MORE

Press Diary: Cruising the South Pacific on an EXC In-Depth Voyage

Cacinda Maloney of Pointsandtravel.com and her son Diego recently cruised on a Maasdam EXC In-Depth Voyage throughout the South Pacific. Read on to hear Diego’s impressions of the cruise and ship.

Holland America is one of many cruise liners that make a global voyage every year anchoring in ports on every continent on Earth. Despite the fact that so many ocean liners make the same trek, I consider . . .  READ MORE

Press Diary: 17 Days in the South Pacific With Holland America

Christy Woodrow and Scott Calafiore of the award-winning adventure travel and lifestyle blog, Ordinary Traveler, recently sailed on a 17-day Holland America Line EXC In-Depth cruise aboard Maasdam to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Read selections from Christy’s blog post to hear her reflections on cruising on Maasdam and the unique ports of call during her voyage!

Cruising the South Pacific with Holland America was a trip that was as adventurous as it was relaxing. Stopping . . .  READ MORE

Head Down Under to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in 2019 for the Ultimate Premium Experience

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand’s Milford Sound, the imposing volcanoes of Hawaii — all these spectacular natural wonders await on cruises to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In 2019, Holland America Line is offering a variety of unique itineraries aboard Noordam that showcase the region’s must-visit ports, bucket-list locales and iconic sites. Those looking to delve deeper into the region . . .  READ MORE

Paradise Found: The Allure of the South Pacific 

When you sail to far reaches of the shimmering South Pacific aboard our ships, you leave the routines of everyday life behind for adventures that elevate your travels to a whole new level. Dreamy atolls, blue lagoons, remote villages and virgin rainforests only begin to scratch the surface of the gems in the South Pacific.

Experience the paradise of the region firsthand and enjoy up-close encounters with Polynesian culture and cuisine. Revel in having Tahiti’s soaring volcanic cliffs, the sapphire . . .  READ MORE

How To Eat Your Way Through the South Pacific 

French Polynesia serves up a bevy of mouthwatering specialties, exotic dishes and delicious delicacies – and one of the best ways to delve into the local island culture is through food. Whether you’re exploring Bora Bora and Moorea or Nuku Hiva and Tahiti, the flavors of these islands are meant to be savored. Here’s our guide on what not to miss when it comes to trying local foods and South Pacific culinary experiences.


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Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage: What it’s Like to Cruise With Holland America Line

Travel bloggers Laurence and Jessica Norah of Finding the Universe and Independent Travel Cats cruised on a segment of the Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage. Below is an excerpt of their very comprehensive article that details every aspect of a Holland America Line cruise! Read on to see what awaits on one of our amazing Far East adventures.

Jess and I have done some cruising, notably the transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2, from New York to Southampton – a voyage we also got married on. So . . .  READ MORE

3 Top Island Adventures in the South Pacific 

French Polynesia, South Pacific

When you travel to the South Pacific, the travel experiences become as exotic and epic as the locale. Outdoor adventures are in towering virgin rainforests on remote islands, cultural excursions invite you up close to traditional ways of life few ever get to experience and the lagoons offer the kind of bliss that makes you wish you were a professional photographer . . .  READ MORE

Our Destination Experts’ Insight: The South Pacific in 2019-2020

Overwater bungalows surrounded by bright turquoise water, verdant fern-lined valleys, locals donning blooms of tiare flowers and grass skirts, the strum of a ukulele in the distance. Even if you’ve not yet had the delight of traveling to the storied islands of the South Pacific, the paradise of the region is likely alive in your mind from myriad photos, videos and films. With the blissful South Pacific voyages featured in  . . .  READ MORE