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Gorgeous Scenery Beckons Travelers on the ‘Tales of the South Pacific’ Cruise

Gorgeous Scenery Beckons Travelers on the ‘Tales of the South Pacific’ Cruise

The South Pacific islands are the epitome of picture-perfect. This one-of-a-kind region beckons to wanderlust spirits from far and wide, promising a unique combination of rich culture, ideal climate and lush landscapes. Hawaii and Tahiti are fan favorites, and we offer itineraries departing this April on Westerdam or Zaandam. The 30-Day Circle Hawaii, Tahiti &…   read more of “Gorgeous Scenery…”

Helping Communities in Need on Cruises Around the World

Helping Communities in Need on Cruises Around the World

Holland America Line ships sail to all seven continents and explore the world’s oceans. During our global adventures we visit hundreds of ports and our guests are warmly welcomed into those communities. So it is with great pride that whenever necessary we help those communities when in need. Holland America Line recently participated in some…   read more of “Helping Communities…”

Cruise Diary: Fanning Island

Cruise Diary: Fanning Island

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 crossing the International Date Line we stopped at Tabuaeran, Fanning Island. This Island is the land that time forgot. No running water, no electricity, no cars, no gas stations,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Westerdam Receives Warm Welcome at Fanning Island

Westerdam Receives Warm Welcome at Fanning Island

Special thanks to Westerdam’s Manager of Onboard Marketing Astrid van de Ven for this post. During our current 35-day voyage from Seattle to San Diego, we made a stop at Fanning Island. Paradise on earth! Not because of the blue water and beautiful palm trees, but because of the people. Young and old welcomed the…   read more of “Westerdam Receives…”

Postcards from Fanning Island

Postcards from Fanning Island

I managed to snap off a few shots on my way to assist in a crew beach cleanup event at Tabuaeran, Fanning Island. This small Coral atoll is located halfway between Hawaii and Australia and only 228 nautical miles above the equator.

Rotterdam Lends a Helping Hand at Fanning Island

Rotterdam Lends a Helping Hand at Fanning Island

Thanks to Human Resources Clerk Mochamad Aloetsyah for sending in this post and fun pictures from the day Rotterdam spent at Fanning Island. On March 16, 2012, we presented a donation which we collected from the guests and crew, to the people of Fanning Island. We then brought out bubbles and jump ropes and played…   read more of “Rotterdam Lends a…”

Collection, Preparation and Delivery of Supplies to Fanning Island

Collection, Preparation and Delivery of Supplies to Fanning Island

Special thanks to Rich Smith of Pacific Care Missions for sending in these inspiring photos of the humanitarian effort to help Fanning Island on board the Rotterdam. Information about the humanitarian effort to help Fanning Island and its people was presented before and during this sailing in several ways. The passengers have said that the…   read more of “Collection,…”

‘Over the Side’ Snapshots from Fanning Island

‘Over the Side’ Snapshots from Fanning Island

These photos were taken ‘Over the Side’ today while the Rotterdam was visiting Tabuaeran (Fanning Island) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Best Regards, Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental & Health Officer Ms Rotterdam