Tag Archives: Grand Voyages

9
Apr 2014
Two zebras at Tala Game Reserve, courtesy of Karen Mercer.
Two zebras at Tala Game Reserve, courtesy of Karen Mercer.

Guests cruising on the Grand World Voyage this year got to experience a southerly course, and this afforded the opportunity to explore South Africa. One of the many highlights of this region is its incredible wildlife.
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28
Mar 2014

Captain Mercer Explores the Seychelles & Mauritius

Submitted by: Amsterdam Captain Jonathan Mercer
The beautiful island of Mauritius, by Captain Mercer.
The beautiful island of Mauritius, by Captain Mercer.

There’s no grander voyage than the Grand World Voyage. Imagine circumnavigating the globe while visiting exotic and exceptional parts of the world that boast a variety of cultures, history and scenery.
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24
Mar 2014

What is a ‘Grand Voyage’ Cruise? Find Out More!

Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team
The entrance to the temple, a dragon eating oranges, at Lantau. Courtesy of Joanne Gardner.
The entrance to the temple, a dragon eating oranges, at Lantau. Courtesy of Joanne Gardner.

Every year Holland America Line puts together an exciting collection of “Grand Voyages” on ships built for leisurely travel, able to visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships. But do you know what makes a voyage a Grand Voyage?
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17
Mar 2014

Cruise Diary: Scenic Cruising in the Chilean Fjords

Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team
Chile's gorgeous Amalia Glacier on the edge of the Sarmiento Channel.
Chile's gorgeous Amalia Glacier on the edge of the Sarmiento Channel.

In addition to wonderful ports of call on a cruise vacation, another special part of taking a cruise is the ability to reach parts of the world that would otherwise be nearly impossible, if not totally impossible, to reach by car, plane or on foot.

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11
Mar 2014
Whitsunday Passage.
Whitsunday Passage.

Since departing the South Pacific, ms Amsterdam has sailed a westerly course toward Australia. Here is a recap of Captain Mercer’s blog posts. You can read them in their entirety on his blog, www.captainjonathan.com.

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24
Feb 2014

Postcards from Antarctica

Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team
An iceberg in Gerlache Strait in Antarctica by Sharon Johnson.
An iceberg in Gerlache Strait in Antarctica by Sharon Johnson.

For every avid traveler — and for this who just love adventure — a trip to Antarctica truly is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Antarctica is one of the most remote parts of the world, so it takes time and extensive planning to get there.
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17
Feb 2014

Port Hightlight: Lima, Peru

Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team
The famed ruins of Macchu Pichu in Peru.
The famed ruins of Macchu Pichu in Peru.

Callao, Peru, is the port city for Lima, enabling guests to take a variety of tours throughout the area or go exploring on their own. The capital of Peru and the country’s largest city, Lima is a bustling metropolis that is the gateway to the incredible Macchu Pichu, the mysterious Nazca Lines and so much more.
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