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Cruise Diary: Favorites of a 3-Star Mariner

Cruise Diary: Favorites of a 3-Star Mariner

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte van Hoorn is on board Noordam for a Caribbean cruise and she’ll be sending in posts during her voyage. Favorite Excursion: Aqua Trax Adventure – Half Moon Cay How great is this? Castaway on HAL’s private island with nothing but the burden of deciding – swimming on horseback…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Port Vila, Vanuatu

Cruise Diary: Port Vila, Vanuatu

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 Port Vila, Vanuatu. We sailed into Port Vila very early in the morning. It was only an overnight sail from Fiji, but we…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Port…”

Kudos for a Great Holiday Voyage on Ryndam

Kudos for a Great Holiday Voyage on Ryndam

Special thanks to HAL guest Margie Thomas for sharing these photos and post with us from her recent Ryndam cruise over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday! Thank you for such a wonderful time! The kitchen tour was wonderful and so very CLEAN! It was very impressive! My excursions were full of making memories with…   read more of “Kudos for a Great…”

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,…”

Cruise Diary: American Samoa

Cruise Diary: American Samoa

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 American Samoa. When the Volendam docked in American Samoa we took a tour called “A Taste of Samoan Village Life” which included some…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Hilo, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Hilo, Hawaii

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 Hilo, Hawaii. Al and I took a tour called “Waterfall Spectacular” to see the waterfalls in Hilo during our port call there. It…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Hilo,…”

Cruise Diary: Hobart, Tasmania

Cruise Diary: Hobart, Tasmania

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 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. We arrived in Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, on the afternoon of November 21st. We planned to take a short…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Oosterdam Crew Tour to Hobbiton Movie Set

Oosterdam Crew Tour to Hobbiton Movie Set

Last month in Tauranga, New Zealand, 11 crew members from the Oosterdam went on a crew tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set where the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed. Everyone had a great time. Joe Reina is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.