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Postcards from Hawaii, the South Pacific and Costa Rica

Postcards from Hawaii, the South Pacific and Costa Rica

From the Caribbean and South Pacific to Indonesia and all countries close to the equator, the tropics conjure up images of sun-kissed skies, azure seas, palm-lined shores and balmy breezes.

Hollywood Hawaii: Movies & Waterfalls

Hollywood Hawaii: Movies & Waterfalls

Some of Hollywood’s most legendary films were shot on location on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Guests looking to explore those sites and feel like they are in the movie themselves can take the “Hollywood Hawaii: Movies & Waterfalls” tour. This special excursion is ideal for movie buffs, as well as those who simply…   read more of “Hollywood Hawaii:…”

On Location: Hawaiian Cuisine and More

On Location: Hawaiian Cuisine and More

The “On Location” program on Hawaiian cruises means a whole roster of activities and experiences to immerse guests into Hawaiian culture and history. From hula lessons and lei making to culinary demonstrations from a local chef to delicious Hawaiian dishes on the menus, there’s a variety of activities that bring the Aloha spirit onboard. Here…   read more of “On Location:…”

Port Spotlight: Hilo, Hawaii

Port Spotlight: Hilo, Hawaii

Hawaii is the world’s most isolated archipelago, further from other inhabited places than any other. The state is made up of eight major islands and 124 minor islands — many of which have a mass of less than 3 sq. miles! Holland America Line destination Hilo is located on The Big Island. The natural beauty…   read more of “Port Spotlight:…”

Catch the Spirit of Aloha on a Hawaiian Cruise

Catch the Spirit of Aloha on a Hawaiian Cruise

A cruise to Hawaii has it all … beautiful ports of call, tropical weather, powdery beaches, lush scenery, exciting volcanoes overflowing with lava, culture, history and more. Not to mention those delicious fruity drinks! There truly is something for everyone on a cruise to this island chain-paradise. Guests can choose a Circle Hawaii itinerary beginning…   read more of “Catch the Spirit of…”

Farewell Alaska: Bert’s Beauty Shots and San Francisco

Farewell Alaska: Bert’s Beauty Shots and San Francisco

As colder weather approaches, it’s time for some of the ships to start repositioning to their winter homes. Recently Zuiderdam, Westerdam and Statendam said good-bye to Alaska before heading to the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii/South Pacific, respectively. Hotel Director Bert van Mackelenbergh sent in photos of Westerdam at Vancouver, B.C., taken from his ship, Statendam….   read more of “Farewell Alaska:…”