Gourmet Traveller


Milford Sound, New Zealand
local monks at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Zodiac experience at Niue island.
a local man in Papeete

If you’re going to travel, it only makes sense to really travel, experiencing the world’s natural wonders and diverse cultures up close, learning about art, history and science, and heading home with a photographic record that captures the incredible moments you’ve shared. But no two travellers are the same. So now, Holland America Line – already renowned for timeless elegance, attentive service and an unrivalled selection of carefully crafted journeys to over 425 of the world’s great ports of call – lets you tailor-make your own perfect voyage with EXC In-Depth Voyages.

Each trip offers a choice of six different themes: Photography; Food, Wine & Spirits; Active Exploration; Nature & Science; History & Perspective; Arts & Culture. No matter where you’re heading, you can dive into one theme or pick and choose different activities from each, doing as much (or as little) as you please. Whether it’s photographing the vibrant colours of a Tahitian market, climbing the volcanic peaks of Bora Bora, getting amongst the Komodo dragons of Indonesia or sampling the mouth-watering laksas of Singapore, now it’s all possible. Helmed by local experts and EXC’s on-board guides, each trip can become a unique, immersive journey into the specific fascinations of the traveller.

local farmer tending to her field, Vietnam;
Moai on Easter Island
guests enjoying a day at sea
guests sampling the onboard service and cuisine.
Borobudur ruins, Indonesia;

The inaugural voyages on Holland America Line’s spacious, mid-sized ship, Maasdam, will help guests explore South America, Polynesia, Australia and New Zealand plus Southeast Asia, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. The Maasdam also carries zodiacs (inflatable, lightweight boats) made famous by explorer and researcher Jacques Cousteau, allowing any of the 1200 guests to become contemporary explorers. You can explore sheltered islands, limestone shores and even birdlife habitats, learning about the natural history of beautiful areas before experiencing them in person.

From the comfort of the elegant and nimble Maasdam, let EXC In-Depth Voyages be your launching platform into a world of immersive adventure. Culinary journeys? Untouched wilderness? Vibrant cultural pilgrimages? Everything is up to you.

For more information or to book call your travel professional, or 1300 987 322 or visit, hollandamerica.com