Brag-Worthy Beaches

About River or Ocean Cruises

Brag-Worthy Beaches

About River or Ocean Cruises


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Holland America Line’s carefully crafted itineraries give you access to some of the most brag-worthy beaches around the world. Australia and the South Pacific, Thailand, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Hawaiian Islands, South America – all provide opportunities for amazing beach exploration. Here are eight of our favorites.

People riding horses on beach


Our very own private island, set aside just for you. Here, a magnificent two-mile crescent of silky, white sand rimmed in blue invites you to a day of play like no other…swimming, sailing, riding horseback through the surf.

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Thailand Boats


Screensaver worthy, Koh Samui enchants with blue lagoons, isolated sandy beaches and the 42 idyllic islands of Angthong National Marine Park. We’ve selected three of the finest for swimming, snorkeling, canoeing.

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Beach in Aruba


Marvel at the beauty of Aruba’s coastline and underwater world on a sailing and snorkeling cruise to Boca Cathalina and the Antilla shipwreck, voted one of the world’s top ten dive and snorkel sites.

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Tropical fishes in the Ocean


Enjoy the strains of a local string band as you cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat to Muri Lagoon, a dazzling patchwork of soothing blue hues. Here, snorkel with jewel-toned tropical fish, enjoy a taste of the giant paua (abalone) at the seafood buffet.

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Surfer on the beach


Golden sand, warm sun, world-famous surf, red-and-yellow capped lifesavers: Bondi Beach has it all. Plus a boardwalk lined with delightful cafes and restaurants serving up fish and chips, kebabs and, yes, shrimp fresh off the barbie.

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Mediterranean Sea


Citrus trees scent the road leading to the Sicilian seaside resort of Giardini Naxos, where brightly colored beach umbrellas stand on a sweep of golden beach and cafés tempt with pizza and robust Sicilian wine.

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On the beach at Volunteer Point, get up close to over 1,200 elegant king penguins, posing proudly in their black-and-white tuxes. The photo op of a lifetime! Nearby: thousands more gentoo and Magellan penguins also ready for their close-up.

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Seahorse in hand


Perched above the surf on a rocky lava spit is one of only five seahorse farms in the world. Marvel at these tiny sea creatures as you hold one in your hand, delighting as it curls its tail around your little finger.

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