Amsterdam’s Hotel Manager Henk J. Mensink sent this story and photos. On Saturday, Oct. 17, during a call to Pago Pago, America Samoa , Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam made a donation of household items including towels, blankets and clothing worth approximately $15,000 to benefit the local community. The donations assist ongoing relief efforts in… read more of “Amsterdam Provides…”
Category: South Pacific
This past Wednesday evening on the Amsterdam we held a Tropical Paradise Formal theme dinner in the Dining Room since we are currently sailing through a tropical paradise. Many giant palm trees were hung from the Dining Room ceiling as well as at the entrances and by the elevators. There were also parrots and the… read more of “Amsterdam Goes…”
Amsterdam stayed overnight in Bora bora in the South Pacific. Guests and crew enjoyed a wonderful barbecue on deck as well as the sandy beaches … wish you were here!
Here are a few nice pictures taken today in Papeete, Tahiti, our second port of call after Nuku Hiva. We stayed overnight at the beautiful port and several of the ship’s crew members including Tom, the dining room manager, and a few others took some time to explore the island.
I just got back from vacation and joined Amsterdam for the Grand Pacific, Australia & New Zealand Voyage that started in L.A. last week. Here are some pictures at our first port of call of this cruise in Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific after six days at sea from L.A. We had a warm… read more of “Postcards from Nuku…”
Rotterdam was in New Caledonia last week on its Grand World Voyage. Rotterdam docked at Noumea. Over the past week or so, we seem to be traveling in decades rather than days. If Luganville in Vanuatu felt like the 1940s with all of remnants of World War II construction, and Port Villa was a reminder… read more of “Postcards from New…”
Rotterdam called at Vanautu in the South Pacific last week on its Grand World Voyage. Once known as New Hebredies, Vanuatu is an island nation that lies east of Fiji, west of the island of New Guinea and north of Australia. Over the past two days we made two stops in Vanuatu. Though the stops… read more of “Postcards from…”
We received this note and video from Noel Bell, who recorded Statendam’s cruise through the South Pacific last April. Due to the video’s length, it may take a minute to load. Be patient, it’s worth it. We look forward to receiving part 2. G’day from Melbourne, I would like to present to you part 1… read more of “Video Postcard from…”