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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…”

Exciting Lecturers & Guest Chefs on 2013 Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage

Exciting Lecturers & Guest Chefs on 2013 Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage

The 75-day “Grand Pacific & Far East Voyage” is underway aboard ms Amsterdam, and it’s going to feature a whole lot more than beautiful ports, tantalizing cuisine and award-winning service. Holland America Line has added guest chefs, guest speakers and local entertainment in several ports as part of the “On Location” program. To enrich the…   read more of “Exciting Lecturers…”

Cruise Diary: Crossing the Equator

Cruise Diary: Crossing the Equator

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! After leaving Nuku Hiva we were at sea for six days. Three of the six days included time changes to get us back onto San Diego time. My phone worked…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Papeete, Tahiti

Cruise Diary: Papeete, Tahiti

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! We arrived in Papeete, Tahiti, at 9:00 p.m. We sat on the top deck and watched the “sail-in.” We over-nighted on the dock, but didn’t go into town until the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Moorea, French Polynesia

Cruise Diary: Moorea, French Polynesia

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! On Moorea we rented an Avis car. We had a map and since Peter is a taxi driver in Australia, he drove us all around the island, including up to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Bora Bora

Cruise Diary: Bora Bora

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! Today we stopped in Bora Bora for two days! The morning sun rising over the mountain was spectacular. The first day we took the local $5 shuttle bus to the…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Bora…”

Cruise Diary: Apia, Samoa

Cruise Diary: Apia, Samoa

Although HAL blogger Gary Frink is home from his Oosterdam cruise, he still had a few wonderful posts to share. Enjoy! By a geographic quirk of fate, the international dateline splits the nation of Samoa from American Samoa. By the Oosterdam passing through the dateline, the passengers and crew were rewarded with two Sundays, April…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Apia,…”

Cruise Diary: Raiatea, French Polynesia

Cruise Diary: Raiatea, French Polynesia

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! After another day at sea, we docked at Raiatea, Society Island — a French speaking port of French Polynesia that uses francs for currency. We skipped exercise in order to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”