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Two Epic Cruises: Volendam’s South Pacific Crossing and Australia Circumnavigation

Two Epic Cruises: Volendam’s South Pacific Crossing and Australia Circumnavigation

It’s not often that a cruise circumnavigates an entire continent visiting some of the top bucket list destinations in the world. And when that journey could also include an exciting adventure across the Pacific Ocean to some of the most gorgeous islands in the world, there’s no other itinerary that should top the list of…   read more of “Two Epic Cruises:…”

Lookbook: South Pacific Splendors & Heavenly Hawaii Wrap Up a Grand Voyage

Lookbook: South Pacific Splendors & Heavenly Hawaii Wrap Up a Grand Voyage

These past three months the blog has been following Jeff, President’s Club member, “World Adventure” blogger and Holland America Blog contributor, as he cruises around the Far East on Amsterdam’s 2014 Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage. That voyage concluded Dec. 8 at San Diego, but the journey is not over for Jeff! Following a…   read more of “Lookbook: South…”

From Paradise With Love: Top 5 Romantic Tours in the South Pacific

From Paradise With Love: Top 5 Romantic Tours in the South Pacific

The South Pacific is one of the world’s most stunning destinations, and guests can enjoy a variety of its famous gems on a Holland America Line cruise. When you bring your love to the South Pacific, you’ll quickly see why it’s a favorite among honeymooners and romantics. From an overnight stay at an overwater bungalow…   read more of “From Paradise With…”

Cruise Diary: The Exotic Islands of a Transpacific Cruise

Cruise Diary: The Exotic Islands of a Transpacific Cruise

Imagine calling at lush, tropical islands, isolated beaches and bustling fruit markets as you cruise across the Pacific Ocean. Bloggers Adam Hammond Marta Balcewicz of the website Portsie recently cruised from Sydney, Australia, to Vancouver, Canada, and chronicled their journey.

Cruise Diary: Suva, Fiji

Cruise Diary: Suva, Fiji

Although HAL blogger Gary Frink is home from his Oosterdam cruise, he still had a few wonderful posts to share. Enjoy! Suva, Fiji provides exotica in multiple layers: a history of cannibalism through the early 20th Century — “A cannibal fork is the one thing I’ll buy here,” Jeanne announced; military coups; beggars and shoe…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Suva,…”

Cruise Diary: Dravuni Island

Cruise Diary: Dravuni Island

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Oosterdam and will be sending in posts from his voyage. “I’m on this island for one reason and one reason only: to walk the beach,” Jeanne certainly informed me. With sandals in hand, she walked down to the wave-hardened sand and was off, stage right, on…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Suva, Fiji

Cruise Diary: Suva, Fiji

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy this post and photos from their call at Suva, Fiji. On our visit to Suva, Fiji, we had a tour out of town to see “Fantastic Fijian Fire Walkers”. We drove…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Suva,…”

Volendam Crew Sport New Soccer Uniforms in Lautoka, Fiji

Volendam Crew Sport New Soccer Uniforms in  Lautoka, Fiji

Here is a photo of the Volendam soccer team lining up before playing a game in Lautoka, Fiji, last month. The extreme heat and humidity did not hamper their love of the “beautiful game.” Our culinary team headed by Culinary Operations Manager Marc Spijkerboer and Assistant Culinary Operations Manager Joko Prasetiyo sourced new soccer uniforms…   read more of “Volendam Crew Sport…”