Increased ex-UK roundtrips
New Asian adventures to Burma
More Arctic cruises and a new circumnavigation of Africa cruise
October 2013 – Holland America Line has announced the launch of its new 2014-2015 brochure, with a new look and greater focus on its ‘On Location’ destination programme. The upcoming cruise seasons will also see a whole range of innovations and new itineraries, from increased Dover departures to exotic destination cruises to Burma and Africa.
Holland America Line, the leading cruise line in Alaska, offers seven ships cruising Alaskan itineraries in the summer of 2014. A range of seven and 14-night cruises are available from Vancouver and Seattle, almost all of which feature a full day’s experience at the famous Glacier Bay National Park. A selection of ‘Land+Sea Journeys’ (exclusive cruise and stay itineraries) are also available, where guests can experience up to three nights in Denali National Park. Land+Sea Journeys can be easily booked as one complete holiday.
On Location – destination insight programme launched
Holland America Line recently launched its new On Location programme, which gives guests a more in-depth destination experience, with insider tips and local insights about the ports of call including special onboard activities, themed entertainment, and even local food and products.
Increased Arctic cruises
ms Prinsendam, Holland America Line’s smallest ship, will now be sailing its Northern European itineraries out of Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), giving UK travellers a greater choice of flight options. In 2014, ms Prinsendam will also embark on more Arctic cruises with one 14-night itinerary and a 20-night North Cape and Spitsbergen cruise which journeys beyond the Arctic Circle to Ny, Ålesund, Longyearbyen, Tromsø and Honningsvåg. The 14-night North Cape Explorer starts from £2,449pp, departing 10 August 2014.
New Africa explorer cruises
28 September 2014 will see the start of a fantastic new 83-night circumnavigation of Africa voyage. A roundtrip cruise from Southampton, on ms Rotterdam, this cruise will take in the Seychelles, Mauritius, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Ghana, The Gambia, Senegal, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, and the UAE as well as Israel, and the Canaries. Shorter itineraries as sectors of this cruise are also available. The 83-night Africa Explorer starts from £7,649pp.
Panama Canal celebratory cruises
To celebrate the Panama Canal’s 100th anniversary, six Holland America Line ships will sail 28 full and partial transits of the Panama Canal throughout the coming season. In 2014, an exciting variety of Panama Canal itineraries are available, ranging in length from 14 to 28 days. These extensive options will provide guests with more ways to experience the Panama Canal than any other cruise line. A 14-night Panama Canal cruise starts from £1,549pp, based on the 8 December 2014 departure.
South America cruises have seen an increase in popularity in the last few years and Holland America Line offers a robust line-up of great itineraries to choose from. These cruises provide guests with a fantastic range of destination experiences as they visit the Amazon, experience Carnaval in Brazil and even journey to Antarctica.