Two Holland America Ships to Offer Hawaii and Mexico Cruises


Holland America Line has announced that two of its ships will sail seven- to 18-day itineraries in Hawaii and Mexico from fall 2015 through spring 2016.

Veendam will offer cruises to both Hawaii and Mexico, while Zaandam will remain in Hawaii. 

Veendam’s cruises to Mexico sail roundtrip from San Diego and visit three ports in the country. Departing November 5 and 19, 2015, and December 13, 20 and 27, 2015, the seven-day Mexican Riviera itineraries call at Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, with scenic cruising in Bahia Magdalena.

Cruise fares for the seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises begin at $549 per person, double occupancy.

The three sailings to Hawaii from fall 2015 through spring 2016 aboard Zaandam and Veendam include relaxing days at sea and calls at Hilo, Honolulu, Nawiliwili, Lahaina and Kona, Hawaii. A 17-day departure on Zaandam sails from Vancouver to San Diego, departing September 20, 2015. Guests enjoy several days at sea, as well as time in Hawaii.

Later in the fall, a 17-day cruise on Veendam departs November 26, 2015, and sails roundtrip from San Diego; and an 18-day voyage on Zaandam departing April 26, 2016, sails roundtrip from Vancouver and adds a call at Victoria, British Columbia.

Cruise fares for the 17-day Hawaii cruises begin at $1,599 and fares for the 18-day voyage begin at $2,199, all per person, double occupancy.

"On Location" Shore Excursions in Mexico and Hawaii

On each of these cruises guests take part in cultural activities as part of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, including lectures, demonstrations, performances and cuisine.

The Hawaii cruises feature activities such as lei making, ukulele lessons, hula dancing classes, Hawaiian language classes, a poolside Hawaiian Luau and Hawaiian beer tastings. Guests on the Mexico cruises enjoy live mariachi band concerts, a poolside Mexican barbecue, tequila tastings, fresh Mexican flowers around the ship and more.


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