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Csaba’s Aperture: Nawiliwili Lighthouse

Csaba’s Aperture: Nawiliwili Lighthouse

I thought I share with you … my snapshot from this week in Nawiliwili. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Crew Tour Waterfall, Cave and Black Sand Cove in Hilo, Hawaii

Crew Tour Waterfall, Cave and Black Sand Cove in Hilo, Hawaii

Rotterdam’s Junior Human Resources Clerk Mochamad Ardiansyah Aloetsyah was one of the crew members to take part in the Waterfall, Cave & Black Sand Cove crew tour while the ship called at Hilo, Hawaii, earlier this month. The crew visited some of Hilo’s top attractions including Rainbow Falls State Park, the Kaumana Caves and Black…   read more of “Crew Tour…”

Shore Excursion: Paradise Cove Orchid Luau

Shore Excursion: Paradise Cove Orchid Luau

The Rotterdam is currently on a 30 day Circle Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas Island cruise. During our stay in Honolulu I was fortunate enough to attend a Holland America shore excursion, the “Paradise Cove Orchid Luau.” This is a fantastic way to sample Hawaiian culture. Traditional ceremonies are performed throughout the evening, mingled in with…   read more of “Shore Excursion:…”

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

This photo was taken during our February 2012 cruise to Hawaii on the Oosterdam. Although we were handed some most terrible weather we do have this treasure to remember. — Phil Power and Carolyn Sherley, HAL guests

An 80th Birthday Celebration

An 80th Birthday Celebration

From Los Angeles, our special 23-day cruise across the Pacific aboard the Volendam was a life-changing adventure for a couple of oldies who thought they had done it all. Celebrating my 80th birthday aboard the ship in Honolulu was an indelible event that revitalized the soul, giving what was a tired body new life. After…   read more of “An 80th Birthday…”

Postcards from Hawaii

Postcards from Hawaii

Here are pictures from my Hawaii cruise on board Zaandam. Enjoy! – Laurel Adams, HAL Mariner