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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: Bermuda

Cruise Diary: Bermuda

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Because we had to skip Horta in the Azores, the captain got permission for us to go to Bermuda the afternoon ahead of our schedule…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Faial, Azores

Cruise Diary: Faial, Azores

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Horta is the chief town and seaport of the island of Faial, also known as Fayal, Portugal, one of the Azores, in the Atlantic Ocean. It was…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Azores, Portugal

Cruise Diary: Azores, Portugal

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Now headed back across the Atlantic with just a few stops left. Today we docked in Ponta Delgada, Azores. This is a beautiful island that’s…   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 Dairy: Barcelona, Spain

Cruise Dairy: Barcelona, Spain

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! We arrived in Barcelona for a 2-day stay right on time at 8 a.m. this morning. We love Barcelona! There are many things to see…   read more of “Cruise Dairy:…”

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: Mahon, Minorca

Cruise Diary: Mahon, Minorca

Five-Star Mariners Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Welcome to Mahon, Minorca, Spain. Minorca is the capital and seaport of the Spanish island of Minorca (or “Menorca”). Minorca is the second largest and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”