Cruise Ports

12 Fun Facts About Dutch Harbor, Alaska

August 16, 2014

Located off of Amaknak Island, about 800 miles southwest of Anchorage at the intersection of the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, “Dutch” provides a harbor and a gateway for ships and airplanes to reach the small city of Unalaska, Alaska, via a 500-foot bridge. Dutch Harbor is a remote cruise port, averaging about three calls […]

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6 Interesting Facts about Nouméa, New Caledonia

August 11, 2014

Nouméa is the capital city of New Caledonia, a territorial collectivity of France located 750 miles east of Australia in the southwest Pacific Ocean.   Just over 7,100 square miles in size, New Caledonia has a population of approximately 256,000, a mix of Kanak people (the original inhabitants of New Caledonia), people of European descent, as well as those of […]

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Views from Lerwick and surrounding areas in Scotland’s Shetland Islands

August 7, 2014

This is a throwback to a very special cruise that we took seven years ago. We sailed on Holland America Line’s ms Prinsendam on the Top of the World cruise to Norway’s North Cape, Spitsbergen and the Polar Ice Cap.We also got to visit Lerwick,a small coastal city of about 7,000 people in the Shetland Islands, […]

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5 Interesting Facts About Hilo, Hawaii

August 6, 2014

Hawaii Island, commonly referred to as the “Big Island,” is the largest island in the Hawaiian chain of islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Hilo is one of the seven regions that make up “The Big Island“, along with the other six regions of Kona, Kohala Coast, North Kohala, Puna, Kauand the the Hamakua Coast. The […]

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