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Shore Excursion: A Visit to Hobbiton

Thanks to Dony, Volendam’s night audit officer, for sending in these fun photos from his visit to the “Lord of the Rings” set in New Zealand.

Here are the Hobbiton photos I took when I went there with Candra (Night Audit Clerk) and Jaime (Asst Shorex Manager, not pictured).

We went on tour as part of shore excursion escort program. Hobbiton movie set is located in Matamata, quite far from where the Volendam is docking in Tauranga. We left at 8:40 a.m. for approx an hour drive, stayed at the scene for 3 hours and headed back to ship again.

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  • Amy

    I could live here!!!!

  • Joanne Gardner

    Such a fun thing to do. I’m a huge fan of the Trilogy so thanks for the photos

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