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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: Papeete, Tahiti

Cruise Diary: Papeete, Tahiti

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:…”

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…”

Rotterdam’s Warm Welcome at Papeete, Tahiti

Rotterdam’s Warm Welcome at Papeete, Tahiti

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.

Cruise Diary: Livin’ Large

Cruise Diary: Livin’ Large

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:…”