ms Zaandam

ms Zaandam

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The Netherlands
61,396 grt
781 feet
23 knots
May 2000
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

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Oct 2016

Thinking About a South America Cruise in 2016/17? Check Out These HAL Options

Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team

South America

South America is known for its diverse landscapes and radiant culture where one minute you’re climbing Machu Picchu to pose with llamas and next you’re at the Falkland Islands hanging with penguins. The country has a magnitude of adventurous and cultural activities, and the hardest part is choosing which cruise to take. Holland America Line offers a comprehensive schedule of itineraries for the 2016-17 season, including cruises to some of the most remote destinations like Antarctica, Patagonia and even an eight-day Amazon cruise. The 42 South American departures range anywhere from 12-49 days with an endless list of excursion opportunities available for every age and interest. If you’re looking for a unique cruise where you’ll experience history, culture, adventure and beauty, check out these once-in-a-lifetime voyages to South America. 48-Day Amazon and Carnaval Explorer Cruisers can delight in the many opportunities available on both land and sea when cruising the 48-Day Amazon and Carnaval Explorer. Veendam is waiting at Fort Lauderdale, ready to set sail for our private island of Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, and a few other flawless stops like Curaçao, Aruba and Barbados in the Caribbean. Once you hit South America your first stop will be Devils Island, French Guiana, and then it’s on to Brazil where you’ll start your journey along the east coast of South America. Recife, the “Venice of Brazil,” Salvador da Bahia and Vitoria have some of the most pristine beaches, as well as some impressive history. The bucket-list worthy event takes place when you land at Rio de Janeiro and have three days to enjoy one of the most celebrated festivals in the world: Carnaval. After you’ve danced the night away the sea will be your playground for the next three days as you head north to the next call. The Amazon is home to the ship for eight days as you embark on the next grand adventure. Jungle towns and rain forest fill the atmosphere with excitement as you explore this region and learn about the many different species of plants and animals within. The 48-Day Amazon and Carnaval Explorer itinerary is […]

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