Sail in to the 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show to plan a cruise
Courtesy of Holland America Line

The 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show is set to take place March 24-25 at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center and the show is shaping up to be a not-to-miss event for those planning their next big adventure and those ready to book a vacation. Tickets are now on sale for the weekend of travel-related fun where show-goers can meet with representatives of more than 150 destinations, airlines, game reserves, resorts and lodges, travel agents and more.

The official motto of the Denver Travel & Adventure Show is “Discover the world in one weekend, all under one roof,” and with exhibitors in attendance representing everywhere from domestic destinations like Alaska, the Florida Keys and Zion National Park in Utah to exotic locales like Malaysia, the Cook Islands and Aruba, there will be no shortage of places to discover. One of the most popular ways to explore the world these days is via a cruise and there’ll be numerous exhibitors on hand who specialize in planning and booking high seas adventures.

With the cruise industry having just had a banner year, there are lots of exciting things on the horizon. Holland America Line, who offer cruises all over the world including to Antarctica, Japan, China, the Panama Canal and Thailand, have something very thrilling in the works, a brand new ship. Currently being built in Italy, the Nieuw Statendam will be a Pinnacle Class ship, which is the largest in Holland America Line’s fleet. Erik Elvejord, Holland America Line's director of public relations, tells AXS that the ship will make a 14-day premiere voyage from Italy to Ft. Lauderdale on Dec. 5, 2018, calling at Cartagena and Malaga, Spain and Funchal, Madeira in Portugal along the way (bookings are being taken now.) “After that the Nieuw Statendam will spend its inaugural season exploring the Caribbean on a series of roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale cruises,” says Elvejord. “All of the Caribbean cruises include a call at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private Bahamian island,” Elvejord adds.

In 2017 Holland America Line celebrated two significant milestones; the 20th anniversary of calling at Half Moon Cay and 70-years of sailing to Alaska. “By number of cruises and guests, Alaska and the Caribbean are the line’s most popular destinations; Europe is a close third,” says Elvejord. “However, the line sails to all seven continents with a diverse mix of itineraries and ports that can please first-time cruisers and experienced cruise aficionados alike.” At the 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show, anyone interested in booking a cruise on Holland America Line can take care of business with a visit to the travel advisors at the Cruise Planners booth.

While the list of exhibitors at the 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show is large and diverse, there will be lots to do when you’re not gathering information concerning your next trip. Attendees will be able to hear world music at the Global Beats stage, partake of live cooking demonstrations, take a SCUBA lesson and even hop aboard a camel. There will also be chances to meet luminaries like travel maven Rick Steves, economy travel expert Russell Hannon and CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg.

Tickets for the 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show are available here.