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Cruise Diary: That’s Entertainment

Cruise Diary: That’s Entertainment

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. The music on board our 21-day Hawaii and Mexico Collector’s Voyage was both interesting and great fun. We enjoyed a string quartet, a guitarist, a piano man and his trio, a live band, and several musical…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Zaandam Overnights at Puerto Vallarta

Zaandam Overnights at Puerto Vallarta

Thanks to Ine van Dam for sending in these beautiful photos of Zaandam’s overnight stay at Puerto Vallarta. Last week Zaandam was in sunny Puerto Vallarta for an overnight stay. It is always nice to see a Holland America ship in port. — Ine van Dam

Swimming with the Dolphins in Mexico

Swimming with the Dolphins in Mexico

Here is a picture of Patricio! Zaandam visits Mexico every two weeks this fall/winter season. This picture was taken on the Dolphin Encounter tour in Puerto Vallarta. Even in the pouring rain there is something fun to do in this port of call. Welcomed by Vallarta Adventure tours and their wonderful facility, we were split…   read more of “Swimming with the…”

Cruise Diary: Lahaina, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Lahaina, Hawaii

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. This surfer’s paradise, set among the sugarcane plantations and funky beach towns, offered lovely upcountry mountains and stunning coastlines. This island offered both remote and hidden gems along with popular and well-known spots for visitors.

Cruise Diary: Nawiliwili, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Nawiliwili, Hawaii

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. The Waimea Canyon and Napali Coastline views were spectacular. Driving there, through the quaint beach towns and up the winding roads, made the destination feel like a drive through a grand tropical botanical garden.

Cruise Diary: Honolulu, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Honolulu, Hawaii

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. We enjoyed seeing the big city of Honolulu, situated right in paradise. This is a unique city that offers a wide variety of services and activities in the midst of a tropical setting.

Cruise Diary: Hilo, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Hilo, Hawaii

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. We rented a car in Hilo and headed for The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This National Park is unique not only for the volcanoes but also the surrounding lush greenery and island appeal.

Cruise Diary: Crow’s Nest

Cruise Diary: Crow’s Nest

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who currently is on board Zaandam and will be sending in blog posts from her cruise. I am sitting in the lovely Crow’s Nest right now writing blogs. This is one of my favorite spots on the ship. The views are great and the music is relaxing. This…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”