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Cruise Diary: Nawiliwili, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Nawiliwili, Hawaii

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. The Waimea Canyon and Napali Coastline views were spectacular. Driving there, through the quaint beach towns and up the winding roads, made the destination feel like a drive through a grand tropical botanical garden.

Cruise Diary: Honolulu, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Honolulu, Hawaii

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. We enjoyed seeing the big city of Honolulu, situated right in paradise. This is a unique city that offers a wide variety of services and activities in the midst of a tropical setting.

Cruise Diary: Hilo, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Hilo, Hawaii

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. We rented a car in Hilo and headed for The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This National Park is unique not only for the volcanoes but also the surrounding lush greenery and island appeal.

Cruise Diary: Crow’s Nest

Cruise Diary: Crow’s Nest

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who currently is on board Zaandam and will be sending in blog posts from her cruise. I am sitting in the lovely Crow’s Nest right now writing blogs. This is one of my favorite spots on the ship. The views are great and the music is relaxing. This…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Pinnacle Grill

Cruise Diary: Pinnacle Grill

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who currently is on board Zaandam and will be sending in blog posts from her cruise. The Pinnacle Grill provided a wonderful alternative to the main dining room on our first formal evening. The food was excellent, the presentation impressive, and the service impeccable. The beef skewers we…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Departing San Diego

Cruise Diary: Departing San Diego

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who currently is on board Zaandam and will be sending in blog posts from her cruise. Our cruise departed for Hawaii and Mexico from San Diego. San Diego is a great spot to spend several pre- or post-cruise days sightseeing. The scenery, sunshine, and beaches are very special…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Hilo, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Hilo, Hawaii

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy this post and photos from their call at Hilo, Hawaii. Al and I took a tour called “Waterfall Spectacular” to see the waterfalls in Hilo during our port call there. It…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Hilo,…”

Zaandam’s Friendly Soccer Match

Zaandam’s Friendly Soccer Match

During our recent call at Hilo, Hawaii, a few of Zaandam’s crew members were able to enjoy a beautiful day ashore and take part in a friendly soccer match. It was an afternoon filled with a lot of adrenaline, exercise and overall fun. The crew members were very excited and are looking forward to participating…   read more of “Zaandam’s…”