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Phuket, 2016 Grand World Voyage



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             he numbers are impressive: Crisscrossing the globe, Holland America Line’s 14 ships offer 500+ cruises
             to 400+ ports on all seven continents. In addition to its popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska,
      T Mexico, Canada/New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal, Holland America Line takes
      inquisitive travelers farther afield with cruising in the Antarctic Sound, South America circumnavigations,
      exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages, and four annual Grand Voyages.

      Take advantage of enriching onboard activities on these more  South America & Antarctica voyage: “The ‘Palmerites’ (from
      exotic voyages. On the 14-day Far East Discovery sailing, for  Palmer Station/research center in Antarctica) have come to spend
      example, you can practice the graceful moves of tai chi and learn  the day and tell us about life in this remote place. Incidentally,
      how to make Vietnamese appetizers. This in-depth exploration  they live quite comfortably with a full-time chef, a doctor, a gym,
      of Vietnam,  Cambodia and  Thailand offers a number  of  a movie room and fully-equipped labs of all kinds for the scientific
      unforgettable experiences:                                work they do. We can only see their station from a distance with
                                                                binoculars. It is not safe for us to get any closer.” It’s this very
          • Sail aboard a traditional junk in Halong Bay
                                                                kind of immersive, get-to-know-the-locals experience that appeals
          • Ride a pedal cab through the streets of Da Nang     to Holland America Line explorers.
          • Take a cooking class in Nha Trang                   If you’re eager to visit South America but don’t have time for the

          • In Cambodia, should you wish to venture to          68-day Grand Voyage, consider the 30-day South America & Inca
           UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat, you can take an            Discovery cruise. A big plus: It begins in Buenos Aires, one of our
           overland tour and meet up with ms Volendam later     favorite must-visit cities (we can arrange a pre-cruise hotel stay
           in another port                                      with touring for you) and concludes in Fort Lauderdale, saving
                                                                you an international flight.
      As you read on page three, a journey to South America &
      Antarctica is truly a trip of a lifetime. When you visit the White   This voyage offers an optional full-day excursion (approximately
      Continent with Holland America Line, you’re accompanied by  11 hours) designed for “more adventurous and hardy guests.” If
      a team of scientists and wildlife experts who provide a running  favorable conditions prevail, you’ll fly from Punta Arenas over the
      commentary and present lectures on everything you’ve ever wanted   Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego Island, Beagle Channel and
      to know about Antarctica. Plus, scientists from the U.S. Biological   Cape Horn to Antarctica, where activities include a one-mile walk
      Research Center at Palmer Station come on board to describe their  and – weather permitting – a Zodiac ride to Ardley Island, one
      work at the bottom of the world.                          of the Antarctic’s most protected areas where chinstrap, gentoo
                                                                and Adélie penguins breed.
      Voyage Hosts Steve and Wendy Bodenheimer recall the excitement
      of seeing two Zodiacs approaching their ship during their Grand


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