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EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Mo’orea and Nuku Hiva

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Mo’orea and Nuku Hiva

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage was island-hopping in the gorgeous South Pacific, and Holland America Line’s Director of Explorations Dr. Peter Carey sent some details about Mo’orea and Nuku Hiva. Enjoy this installment of Field Notes, and stay tuned as the ship continues to explore this stunning area. Mo’orea, French Polynesia After visits to several of…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Lookbook: Favorite Blogging Cruisers Set Sail on the Grand World Voyage Again!

Lookbook: Favorite Blogging Cruisers Set Sail on the Grand World Voyage Again!

Amsterdam’s 2016 Grand World Voyage set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jan. 5. on a 115-day adventure with some of our favorite guest bloggers onboard. Jeff Farschman, President’s Club member and World Adventure blogger, is back for his 10th Grand World Voyage, and he’s joined by familiar names like Jan and Dick Yetke and Gary…   read more of “Lookbook: Favorite…”

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…”

South Pacific Jewels: Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora

South Pacific Jewels: Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora

The South Pacific is often called one of the most beautiful parts of the world, and Holland America Line features an exciting menu of cruise options like the upcoming 74-day South Pacific Explorer and Great Barrier Reef voyage on ms Volendam.

Exotic South Pacific & Fine Dining with Captain Mercer

Exotic South Pacific & Fine Dining with Captain Mercer

Since departing Easter Island, ms Amsterdam has sailed a westerly course toward the South Pacific. Here is a recap of Captain Mercer’s blog posts. You can read them in their entirety on his blog, www.captainjonathan.com.

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:…”

Captain’s Log: Moorea and Bora Bora

Captain’s Log: Moorea and Bora Bora

28th and 29th January 2013 Moorea. We enter the lagoon of this idyllic island through a gap in the reef which surrounds it. Before us is a scene out of prehistoric times and one almost expects to see pterodactyls soaring around the towering volcanic spires, or dinosaurs bellowing from the surrounding mass of greenery which…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Papeete, Tahiti

Captain’s Log: Papeete, Tahiti

27th January 2013 Three days after putting Pitcairn island astern of us and 1,190 miles later, we are docked in Papeete, Tahiti. It is hot and humid, 29⁰C/89⁰F. We are fortunate, for the past 4 days the island has not seen sun, instead experiencing rain and thunderstorms, yet today, despite the occasional cooling shower, the…   read more of “Captain’s…”