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Repositioning cruises allow for plenty of time to relax and enjoy the view.
Repositioning cruises allow for plenty of time to relax and enjoy the view.

For those not familiar with a “repositioning cruise,” it’s moving a ship from one sailing region to another, like moving from a season in Alaska to a season in Australia. The cruise that takes the ship from Alaska to Australia is a repositioning.
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Portsie and ms Oosterdam visit three Hawaiian Islands.
Portsie and ms Oosterdam visit three Hawaiian Islands.

Imagine calling at lush, tropical islands, isolated beaches and bustling fruit markets as you cruise across the Pacific Ocean. Bloggers Adam Hammond Marta Balcewicz of the website Portsie recently cruised from Sydney, Australia, to Vancouver, Canada, and chronicled their journey.
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Portsie was created by self proclaimed "tea-drinking book-worm adventurers who are convinced there is something decidedly romantic and great about traveling to places (or nowhere in particular) by sea. They have read turn-of-the-century novels featuring trans-Atlantic crossings and are jealous of their protagonists."


Today is Day of the Seafarer, and Holland America Line celebrates all crew members.
Today is Day of the Seafarer, and Holland America Line celebrates all crew members.

Today is “Day of the Seafarer,” and it’s a day to celebrate the hardworking crew members you meet on every cruise. It is the fourth year that the International Maritime Organization has celebrated this campaign.
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The Glacier Bay park rangers love to share their passion for the area with guests.
The Glacier Bay park rangers love to share their passion for the area with guests.

On every Holland America Line cruise to Alaska, guests get to meet and mingle with enthusiastic Glacier Bay park rangers who have a passion not only for the region, but also what they do.
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Gorgeous blue ice is abundant in Alaska. Photo courtesy of photographer Steve Schimmelman.
Gorgeous blue ice is abundant in Alaska. Photo courtesy of photographer Steve Schimmelman.

Can you hear the glaciers calving and splash of whales breaching? That must mean one thing … the Alaska cruise season is just around the corner!
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The seal colony is the highlight of the Seal Coast Safari tour at Wellington.
The seal colony is the highlight of the Seal Coast Safari tour at Wellington.

If you thought Ireland’s landscape was as green as it gets, pack your bags for a cruise to New Zealand and see why this beautiful island country should earn the name Emerald Isle as well.

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Up close at Tracy Arm by Csaba Desvari, Oosterdam's culinary operations manager.
Up close at Tracy Arm by Csaba Desvari, Oosterdam's culinary operations manager.

You’ve read it before, you’ve heard it touted several times and yes, it’s true … Alaska is one of the most beautiful places on earth with so much to offer. Alaska is full of wonder, and if you’re looking for a cruise destination that has it all, pack your bags and join Holland America Line this summer on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise to The Last Frontier.
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