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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Rano Raraku

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Rano Raraku

Seeing the moai sculptures on Easter Island was an incredible experience never to be forgotten. At the Rano Raraku crater there are still 397 sculptures. This photo was taken on the outer slopes where 20 moai remain, some buried up to their necks. Eerie, inspiring and certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Jonathan Mercer Captain ms Amsterdam

Cruise Diary: Small Things with a Big Impact

Cruise Diary: Small Things with a Big Impact

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy is on board for segment of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she is chronicling her journey. Enjoy! As we leave the Straits of Magellan, we hug the Chilean coast to handle wave action better, but we still have Easter Island as our next port of call. It…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Small…”

Cruise Diary: Crew Courtesies Make The Voyage

Cruise Diary: Crew Courtesies Make The Voyage

Days 32-33-34, Feb. 6-7-8: If you have been reading this blog, you know about the Amsterdam’s gracious interiors with fine furnishings, hundreds of flower arrangements and numerous works of art. But you don’t know too much yet about the ship’s international staff and crew. At-sea days, like this stretch we are on now en route…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Crew…”

Cruise Diary: Welcome to ‘The End Of The World’

Cruise Diary: Welcome to ‘The End Of The World’

Editor’s note: Here is freelance travel writer Georgina Cruz’s Day-29 Cruise Dairy, which somehow got lost in cyberspace on the way to the Holland America Blog. Better late than never! Day 29, Feb. 3: We had been to Ushuaia, Argentina, a quaint town on the Beagle Channel and with a backdrop of mountains that give…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”