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.
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! We arrived in Papeete, Tahiti, at 9:00 p.m. We sat on the top deck and watched the “sail-in.” We over-nighted on the dock, but didn’t go into town until the… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
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…”
In Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, a warm welcome of “Tahitian Drums and Tattoos” awaited our guests as they left the ship to explore this beautiful island paradise.
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! Only a Brit would call a Tahitian Luau a BBQ, but “baby,” this was honest-to-goodness a dance frenzy last night. Out on the Lido deck about a dozen Tahitians performed… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Day 42, Feb. 16: Humberto and I were fortunate to visit Tahiti in French Polynesia a year ago so we were overjoyed at the opportunity to return to “paradise” during our World Cruise with a call at Papeete, the capital. During our previous visit, we toured both sides, Tahiti Nui (Big Tahiti) and Tahiti Iti… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”