New destinations incite excitement and wonder. There’s the thrill of escape, new dishes to taste, historic sites to see, and unfamiliar ways of life to discover.
But the old adage of the journey remains, with seasoned travellers knowing that a holiday is more than a series of pit stops. For 150 years, Holland America Line has transported travellers around the globe, from the dynamic riverside city of Singapore and tidewater glaciers in Alaska to the golden beaches of Hawai’i and beyond.
While impressive, it’s not just the ports of call that entice us to set sail. Here are five reasons why a cruise is a must for the epicurean traveller.
The biggest drawcard of a cruise? The ability to travel to multiple destinations on a single trip. Holland America Line sets a benchmark for cruising with over 500 expertly crafted itineraries to choose from, stopping at over 100 countries across the world including Alaska, Caribbean, Northern Europe, Mediterranean, Australia and New Zealand and more.
Forget water slides and go-karts: these refreshingly uncrowded ships are filled with one-of-a-kind experiences to reset and relax. The spacious mid-sized ships are decked out in classic nautical lines, elegant décor and offer expansive ocean views, naturally. Most rooms are ocean-facing, with beautiful teak-lined verandahs for alfresco dining or simply watching the scenery go by.
For epicurean travellers, a premium cruise satisfies an appetite for both new experiences and delicious dining. Holland America Line’s Culinary Council of world-class celebrity chefs are behind the dining venues on board, including French-trained master chef and artisan chocolatier Jacques Torres and sushi chef Andy Matsuda.