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Cruise Diary: Napier, Hawke’s Bay

Cruise Diary: Napier, Hawke’s Bay

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and updated us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! When the ms Volendam docked in Hawke’s Bay, we received a warm welcome by the Napier people! To our surprise, almost everyone was adorned in 1920s dress attire, like they had stepped…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Wellington, New Zealand

Cruise Diary: Wellington, New Zealand

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and updated us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! Volendam safely arrived to our first port in the North Island – Wellington, the new capitol of New Zealand and the center for culture and the arts with a number of…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: High Country Exploring – Akaroa to the Southern Alps

Cruise Diary: High Country Exploring – Akaroa to the Southern Alps

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and updated us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! Akaroa was the first South Island settlement established by the French and British settlers in 1840. Located on the fertile Banks Peninsula between Canterbury Bight and Pegasus Bay, this area is…   read more of “Cruise Diary: High…”

Cruise Diary: Otago Peninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand

Cruise Diary: Otago Peninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand

Patricia Stone, owner and founder of Global Adventures, sailed Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and updated us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! When the ms Volendam docked at the Port Chalmers, I learned that nearby Dunedin was home to Baldwin Street-– the steepest street in the world according to the Guinness Book of…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Otago…”

Cruise Diary: Sounds of New Zealand — Milford, Doubtful and Dusky

Cruise Diary: Sounds of New Zealand — Milford, Doubtful and Dusky

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, is currently sailing Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and will be updating us with posts throughout her cruise. Enjoy! For years, we’ve heard about the famous Milford Sound and finally we are here! In fact, we are on HAL’s ms Volendam cruising through the southwest fjordlands…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Even Security Spread Holiday Cheer

Even Security Spread Holiday Cheer

You have to love a security check when the security folks are wearing Santa hats! In Napier, New Zealand. — Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s manager of international public relations.

Volendam Docked in New Zealand

Volendam Docked in New Zealand

Thanks to HAL guest Sandra Rodger for sending us this nice photo from her Volendam cruise to New Zealand.