When a ship calls on a port for the first time it is customary to have a Plaque Exchange Ceremony. Normally the ship provides the port authorities with a plaque and the port authorities present the ship with a plaque. You can often see posts on the HAL Blog about these ceremonies and they are… read more of “Taking Part in a…”
Category: South Pacific
On board the Amsterdam, we celebrated Thanksgiving as we passed the date line from Pago Pago, American Samoa on the way to Honolulu, Hawaii. Turkey was offered on the menus and displayed at the entrances of the dining room. The crew also dressed up in U.S. flag vests and jackets. Enjoy the photos!
Thanks to HAL guest Sandra Rodger for sending us this nice photo from her Volendam cruise to New Zealand.
Moorea is a paradise in the South Pacific. The water is clear and an incredible shade of blue. The skies are bright and sunny with fluffy clouds. Every view of this island makes a beautiful postcard. Dedi Suhendra Bellboy ms Rotterdam
The buildings of Shanghai tower above a bustling vibrant city and are spectacular during the day. In the evening, they come to life with vibrant lights that rival anyplace in the world. Pleasure boats ply the river giving great views of the surrounding city, this is one place you must put on your “must see… read more of “Day and Night in…”
Special thanks to HAL guest Deneen for sending us these great photos from her South Pacific cruise. Enjoy the gorgeous shots! What a wonderful time we had on Rotterdam! Even after 31 days of cruising we weren’t ready to leave our home on the sea! My sister, her husband and I sailed together on the… read more of “Cruising the South…”
Here is my second photo of Pago Pago. The water is a beautiful shade of blue-green, and the sky was bright that day. Just a little piece of paradise. Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Volendam
Pago Pago, American Samoa, is a beautiful island with images that look like a postcard around every turn. Did you know that Pago Pago is the last city in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Just a little fun fact about this stunning port of call. I took another photo of Pago Pago for… read more of “Explorer’s…”