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Program #21063RJ
32 Days | 31 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
4,100' at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park site

Itinerary for Dec 15 — Jan 15, 2014

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Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Located 2.5 miles from the airport, the Westgate hotel is perfectly situated to enjoy Horton Plaza shopping center and trendy restaurants and nightclubs in the Gaslamp Quarter. Designed as a re-creation of an anteroom in the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Lobby is noted for its magnificent antiques, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, Flemish and French tapestries and Persian carpets.

Contact info:
1055 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
phone: 800-522-1564
web: www.westgatehotel.com

Room amenities: Room amenities include minibars, DVD & CD players, iron/ironing board, clock radio, hair dryer, climate control, a desk and laptop-compatible safes. High-speed Internet access is complimentary, and TV-based Internet access is also available (surcharge).

Facility amenities: Guests enjoy access to two restaurants (Le Fontainebleau - Flagship restaurant known for romantic atmosphere and contemporary French cuisine and Le Grand Café featuring Continental-inspired California cuisine), 24 hour room service, an upscale grocery, a bar, afternoon tea served every weekday, a fitness center and a spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: See Additional Nights Comments
2013 & 2014 Rates: $205 per night plus taxes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, December 15 - Registration/Welcome
Afternoon: Program Registration

Dinner: Welcome Buffet Dinner - The Westgate Room

Evening: Brief introductions to the members of the group.

Lodging: The Westgate Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Monday, December 16 - Free Afternoon/Transfer to Ship
Breakfast: Hotel restaurant

Morning: Program Orientation. Free Time to pack and check out of hotel. Depart for ship; Arrive Port of San Diego, "B" Street Pier, and check-in

Lunch: Aboard ship on your own.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to get settled into your cabin and to explore the ship. Ship departs San Diego for Hawaii at 5:00 pm

Dinner: Welcome Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free Evening

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Tuesday, December 17 - Morning Class/Free Time/Cocktail Party
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: The Pacific Encounter: An Introduction to Oceania

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in on-board activities. Welcome Cocktail party prior to dinner

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Wednesday, December 18 - Morning Class/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Polynesian Voyagers and the Settlement of the Pacific

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Thursday, December 19 - Morning Class/ Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Class: Oceania: A Fluid Geography

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Friday, December 20 - Morning Class/ Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Introduction to the Hawaiian Islands

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Saturday, December 21 - Free Day
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Free day to relax or participate in on-board activities

Lunch: Aboard ship

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Sunday, December 22 - Arrive Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii/Hawaii Volcanoes ...
Arrive Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park/Orchid Garden/Depart Hilo for Honolulu

Note: Thurston Lava Tube: Can be wet and slippery, 15 -20 stairs down to the tube and 15- 20 back up. Walking on uneven ground, on and off busses all day. Approx total 1-2 miles walking.

Arrive To: Ship arrives at Hilo, Hawaii Island at 8:00 am

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field Trip: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Your exploration will include guided nature walks and hikes. Stops include: •Jaggar Museum and its overlook into Kilauea Caldera. •The Steam vents. Ground water seeps down to the hot volcanic rocks in this area and returns to the surface as steam. •A walk through a lush rainforest to Nahuku (Thurston) Lava Tube, a natural cave formed by ancient lava flows. •Devastation Trail. The Trail was formed in 1959 as a result of an eruption from the Kilauea Iki crater (Iki is Hawaiian for small). •Kilauea Visitor Center to see exhibits on volcanoes, rainforest, and island formation.

Lunch: Deli lunch - Crater Rim Cafe, Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) – KMC is a 50 acre military “R&R” camp located within confines of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It was founded in 1916, the same year as the National Park.

Afternoon: Continuation of Volcanoes field trip. Along the way back to the ship, we'll make a brief stop at an orchid nursery that has over 1000 blooming orchids on display - one of the largest collections in Hawaii.

Dinner: Dinner on ship on own

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities.

In Transit: All aboard by 5:00 pm. Ship sets sail for Lahaina, Maui at 6:00 pm.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Monday, December 23 - Arrive Lahaina/Iao Valley State Park/Maui Ocean C...
Arrive Lahaina/Iao Valley State Park/Maui Ocean Center/Depart Maui for Ensenada, Mexico

Note: This is a "tender" port. As Lahaina has a small, shallow port, the ship must anchor off-shore. The group will board tenders (smaller boats) that will transfer them to shore. Assistance is provided by ship staff at boarding time. Iao Valley field trip: scenic drive with interpretation on bus. When you reach the the park, there is an option of climbing 131 stairs to the top or staying at the bottom at the visitor's center or on the bus.

Arrive To: Ship arrives at Lahaina, Maui at 8:00 am.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field Trip: Iao Valley State Park - This lush green valley is a sacred site to the Hawaiian people and is the historic location of a fierce battle between Maui warriors and the army of Kamehameha I.

Lunch: Seascape Restaurant-Maui Ocean Center

Afternoon: Field trip to Maui Ocean Center. Maui Ocean Center is an aquarium which is devoted to Hawai`i’s unique marine environment. This state-of-the-art marine park features spectacular live coral displays (the largest collection in the nation), elusive garden eels and majestic lionfish, colorful Hawaiian wrasses, Hawai`i’s beloved green sea turtles, sharks, rays and more.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

In Transit: All aboard by 4:00 pm. Ship sets sail for Honolulu, Oahu, at 5:00 pm

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Tuesday, December 24 - Arrive Honolulu/Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona Memori...
Arrive Honolulu/Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona Memorial/Iolani Palace/Overnight in Honolulu

Arrive To: Ship arrives at Honolulu Harbor, Oahu at 8:00 am

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field trip to USS Arizona Memorial National Historic Park - view historical film in the theater, board the launch for a ride across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, explore the museum and book shop.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant overlooking beautiful Pearl Harbor.

Afternoon: Field trip to Iolani Palace, the official residence of King David Kalakaua (1882-1891) and Queen Liliuokalani (1891-1893), the last monarchs of Hawaii. It is a Hawaiian national treasure and the only official state residence of royalty in the United States.

Dinner: Dinner on board ship or you are free to explore local dining options on your own.

Evening: Free Evening to explore Oahu or participate in shipboard activities.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day/Free Day
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Free Day to enjoy Christmas in Waikiki or on ship.

Lunch: On your own aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Honolulu or participate in shipboard activities.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

In Transit: All aboard by 4:00 pm. .Ship sets sail for Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, at 5:00 pm

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Thursday, December 26 - Arrive Kona, Hawaii Island/Puuhonua (Place of Ref...
Arrive Kona, Hawaii Island/Puuhonua (Place of Refuge) o Honaunau National Historical Park/Sail for Fanning Island

Note: This is a "tender" port. As Kona has a small port; the ship must anchor off-shore. The group will board tenders (smaller boats) that will transfer them to Kona's shore. Assistance is provided by ship staff at boarding time.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Arrive Kona at 8:00 am. Field Trip: Puuhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historical Park: This historic site contains one of the most sacred heiau (traditional place of worship) in the islands. Learn about Hawaiian building construction, heiau, and the process through which ancient Hawaiians pardoned those who broke the kapu (laws).

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore Kona on your own. All aboard by 4:00 pm. Ship departs for Fanning Island (Kiribati) at 5:00 pm

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Friday, December 27 - Free Day
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Free day to relax or participate in on-board activities

Lunch: Aboard ship

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Saturday, December 28 - Morning Class/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: Polynesians and Their Oceanic Cultures

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Sunday, December 29 - LOST DAY DUE TO CROSSING INTERNATIONAL DATELINE
Morning: LOST DAY DUE TO CROSSING INTERNATIONAL DATELINE

Lodging: MS Statendam

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Monday, December 30 - Arrive Fanning Island/Independent Exploration/Set...
Arrive Fanning Island/Independent Exploration/Set sail for Bora Bora/Cross Equator/Class

Note: CROSS INTERNATIONAL DATELINE AGAIN /REGAIN "LOST" DAY

Breakfast: DECEMBER 30 (First Time) Aboard ship

Morning: DECEMBER 30 (First Time). Arrive Kiribati (Christmas) at 10 am. Independent exploration. You may wish to book a shore excursion through the ship (additional expense)

Morning: DECEMBER 30 (Second Time -"Regained Day") Class: The Oceanic Navigators - How did they do it?

Lunch: DECEMBER 30 (First time) Aboard ship

Lunch: DECEMBER 30 (Second Time -"Regained Day") Aboard ship

Afternoon: DECEMBER 30 (First Time) Free afternoon to enjoy on-board activities or explore Fanning Island on your own.

Afternoon: DECEMBER 30 (Second Time -"Regained Day") Free Afternoon to participate in on-board activites.

Dinner: DECEMBER 30 (First Time)Rotterdam Dining Room

Dinner: DECEMBER 30 (Second Time -"Regained Day") Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: NOTE: The ship will recross the international dateline & regain the "lost" day. It is now December 30th again. You will have (2) December 30ths.

In Transit: DECEMBER 30 (First Time) All aboard by 5 pm. Ship sets sail at 6 pm for Bora Bora, French, Polynesia.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Tuesday, December 31 - Morning Classes/Free Afternoon/New Year's Eve
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class:The European Trespass- 18th Century and After

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free time to participate in on-board activities.

Dinner: New Year's Eve Dinner- Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: New Year's Eve Celebration aboard the ship

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eighteen: Wednesday, January 01 - Morning Classes/Arrive Bora Bora
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class:Made in the South Pacific Class: Introduction to Society Islands

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to participate in on-board activities. Arrive Bora Bora at 4 pm.Surrounded by offshore motu islets inside a protective coral necklace, Bora Bora is in the center of a multi-colored lagoon world-famous for its beauty. Generations of travelers — including novelist James Michener — have regarded Bora Bora as an earthly paradise.

Dinner: Dinner on your own aboard ship or in Bora Bora to explore local fare.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nineteen: Thursday, January 02 - Overview of BoraBora/Sail to Raiatea
Note: This is a "tender" port. The group will board tenders (smaller boats) that will transfer them to shore. Assistance is provided by ship staff at boarding time. Must be able to climb aboard 4X4 vehicles

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field Trip: Overview of Bora Bora, including WWII American military history and relics. Bora Bora was a U.S. supply base during World War II; naval gun sites can still be seen. Don't forget your camera as you will witness amazing vistas overlooking this breathtaking lagoon. .

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Bora Bora on your own or participate in on-board activities.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: All aboard by 10:00 pm. Ship sets sail for Raiatea at 11:00 pm

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty: Friday, January 03 - Field Trip: Raiatea & Taputapuatea/Set sail for P...
Arrive To: Arrive Raiatea at 8 am. Meaning "faraway heaven" and "sky with soft light", Raiatea is considered to be the most sacred island in the South Pacific.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field Trip: Raiatea & Taputapuatea. We'll cover the east to south coasts of the Raiatea as we visit Taputapuatea, a massive marae (ancient stone worship site) regarded as the oldest and most historic in the South Pacific. Includes a stop at a botanical garden.

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Raiatea on your own or participate in on-board activities. All aboard by 4 pm. Ship sets sail for Papeete, Tahiti at 5 pm.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty One: Saturday, January 04 - Arrive Tahiti/Field Trip: Circle Tahiti/Overnight...
Arrive To: Arrive Papeete, Tahiti, at 8 am.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Arrive Papeete, Tahiti at 8 am. Field Trip: Circle Tahiti Nui. Depart Papeete and pass through many districts and villages. Notice how each area's mayor tries to out do the others with enormous town halls. Passing Faaa Airport, notice that land for its runways was reclaimed from the lagoon. It was not until 1961 that modern jets were able to land here. Stop at the ancient Arahurahu marae which has been restored to its former grandeur. Next visit the Maraa Grotto, a beautiful garden and cave area, and continue on past the golf course which was once a huge cotton plantation worked by coolie labor from China. It was planted to fulfill the shortage of cotton in Europe caused by the American Civil War. A short distance further on, visit the Vaipahi Garden with its beautiful waterfall before stopping at restaurant Musee Gauguin for a buffet lunch.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at a local Tahitian restaurannt.

Afternoon: Continue on and pass through beautiful Papeari Village and along the inlet (Phaeton Bay) which has a number of fish traps; then cross the Isthmus of Taravao, pass the base where the military have been located since 1844. The ships of Antoine de Bougainville, anchored near the two small offshore islands in Hitiaa in 1786. At Mahaena, Tahitians fought an armed rebellion for three years against the annexation of Tahiti by France. Next stops will include Arahoho Blowhole, Fa`aurumai Waterfall, and Point Venus and Matavai Bay. Captains Wallis, Cook and Bligh anchored in the Matavai Bay area. Located here is a memorial to the arrival of the first Christian missionaries in 1797 and a lighthouse constructed in 1868, despite its 1867 date. Continue on to Pirae and pass One Tree Hill called Taharaa today.

Dinner: Dinner on your own aboard ship or in Papeete

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty Two: Sunday, January 05 - Overview of Moorea/Sail for Rangiroa
Note: This is a "tender" port. The group will board tenders (smaller boats) that will transfer them to shore.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Sail for Moorea at 5 am and arrive at 8am. Arrive Moorea. Heart-shaped and incredibly beautiful, Moorea is 15 miles across Tahiti’s “Sea of the Moon.” Surrounded by white sand beaches, marae (ancient stone worship sites), and spectacular mountain vistas, it is twice as old as Tahiti. Moorea has two stunning, neighboring, fjord-like bays - Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay - which give the island its distinctive butterfly shape.All day Field Trip: visit to Belvedere Viewpoint with beautiful vistas of the island, stop at a well preserved and rebuilt historical Marae, view a farming valley inland of Cook's Bay the University of California Berkeley's Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station & the Atitia Cultural Centre, where we will have a delicious lunch featuring local dishes and tour the garden and grounds.

Lunch: Polynesian lunch at Cultural Centre

Afternoon: Continuation of overview of Moorea excursion. Tender back to ship and set sail for Rangiroa at 5 pm.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty Three: Monday, January 06 - Arrive Rangiroa/Snorkel Adventure/Sail for Nuku H...
Note: This is a "tender" port. The group will board tenders (smaller boats) that will transfer them to shore.

Arrive To: Ship arrives at Rangiroa at 8am. Rangiroa, in the Tuamotu Archipelago, is the second-biggest atoll in the world (behind Kwajalein in Micronesia). It measures 75km (46.6mi) by 25km (15.5mi) and is the most populated island in the Tuamotus. Its lagoon is more like a vast inland sea and dry land exists as a narrow chain of sandy motu (islets) encircling this huge waterway.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field Trip: Snorkel Rangiroa’s Aquarium. Depart the pier via local boat for the ride to a natural, open-water aquarium renowned for its marine life. Upon arrival, you will receive your safety instructions, then enter the water to explore your surroundings. Along the way, you will observe an abundance of colorful fish, coral and marine life.

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free time to explore Rangiroa on your own or participate in on-board activities. All aboard at 4 pm. Ship sets sail for Nuku Hiva at 5pm.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty Four: Tuesday, January 07 - Morning Class/ Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Class: Introduction to the Marquesas Islands

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty Five: Wednesday, January 08 - Arrive Nuku Hiva/Overview of Nuku Hiva/Sail for S...
Note: This is a "tender" port. The group will board tenders (smaller boats) that will transfer them to shore.

Arrive To: Arrive to Nuku Hiva at 7 am. Nuku Hiva is the largest island in the Marquesas.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Field Trip: Taipivai Valley. Taipivai Valley was originally made famous by the American writer and sailor, Herman Melville (1819-1891), who deserted his ship and hid in this valley. Captured by the indigenous natives, he lived there for a few months, during which he observed their way of life. This experience enabled him to write the novel Typee. Fiction is generously blended with fact as the plotline of the novel explores the life of a guest-captive of a cannibalistic tribe on a remote island. The coastline of this part of the island is breathtaking and there is plenty of opportunities for pictures. You will pass small villages, churches and sacred temples and reach the black sand of Hooumi Beach for some free time.

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: All aboard by 1 pm. Ship sets sail for San Diego at 2 pm.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room.

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty Six: Thursday, January 09 - Free Day
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Free day to relax and/or participate in shipboard activities

Lunch: Aboard ship

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty Seven: Friday, January 10 - Morning Class/Free Afternoon/Cross the Equator
Breakfast: Aboard ship.

Morning: Class: The New Oceania

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty Eight: Saturday, January 11 - Morning Class/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: The Original Polynesians: Samoa and Tonga.

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to relax or participate in the on-board activities

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to relax and participate in shipboard activities

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twenty Nine: Sunday, January 12 - Morning Class/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: The In-between Islands: Fiji

Lunch: Aboard ship

Afternoon: Free afternoon to participate in on-board activities.

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirty: Monday, January 13 - Morning Class/Wrap Up Session/Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Class: The Maori of Aotearoa (New Zealand) Wrap-up Session: Polynesians in the Global System

Lunch: Aboard ship

Dinner: Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The ms Statendam is the fifth ship to bear the name in Holland America Line's 133-year history. With more than $2 million worth of art and artifacts, the ms Statendam features a theme of Dutch life and exploration. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in itself. Themed to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's paintings "The Starry Night" and "Irises," the room features computerized fiber optic lighting as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. You can expect fine dining, spacious staterooms, the best in cruise entertainment, relaxing nooks and beautiful art displayed throughout the ship. In the center of the ship, a soaring three-story atrium showcases an elaborate 26-foot-high "Fountain of the Siren" sculpture, which extends from the Lower Promenade Deck to the Upper Promenade. The ms Statendam completed all Signature of Excellence enhancements to her public rooms in Spring 2005.

Ship Information: Ship's Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,260 Crew members: 580 Gross Tonnage: 55,819 grt. Length: 719 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots Dedicated: January 1993, by Mrs. Lin Arison

Contact info:
Holland America Cruises
300 Elliott Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119 USA
phone: 206-281-3535
web: www.hollandamerica.com

Room amenities: Your stateroom is furnished with a ship-to-shore telephone which enables you to easily call anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day (prices are found in your stateroom directory). You'll also find ample closet and drawer space, individually-controlled air conditioning, a television for viewing CNN, movies and onboard features. All staterooms, with the exception of the Statendam Penthouse suite, have safes in the stateroom. All staterooms are equipped with standard 110 AC and 220 AC outlets. If your shaver operates on standard 110 AC, by all means bring it. You may wish to bring a travel alarm clock as they are not available in staterooms. Hairdryers are available in staterooms on all ships. For safety reasons, we respectfully request that you do not iron clothing in your stateroom. Ironing facilities are available at the self-service laundry rooms for your convenience on all ships except In addition, full laundry and valet services are available.

Facility amenities: Signature features include: •The two-tier Rotterdam Dining Room features impeccable service and an extensive wine list, and offers five-course menus, from continental cuisine to vegetarian and low-carb options •The intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience and features premium hand-selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens •The Lido Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties •The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is the setting for gourmet cooking demonstrations and interactive classes •Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, features the largest library at sea, as well as comfortable music listening stations and Internet access •The Greenhouse Spa & Salon features thermal suites, a hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy pool, heated ceramic lounges and more •The Van Gogh Show Lounge features Las Vegas-style productions, talented vocalists, illusionists, comedians and variety acts •The Crow's Nest, where sweeping views make this observation lounge a top choice for relaxing during the day, and in the evening transforms into a hip, fashionable nightclub features top-notch DJs and live bands •Club HAL, dedicated youth facilities and activities for kids ages 3 to 12 •The Loft and The Oasis, designed exclusively for teens to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirty One: Tuesday, January 14 - Free Day/Farewell Dinner
Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Free Day to relax, participate in shipboard activities, or pack and get ready for disembarkation tomorrow morning.

Lunch: Aboard ship

Dinner: Farewell Dinner - Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: MS Statendam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Thirty Two: Wednesday, January 15 - Arrive San Diego/Disembark in San Diego and Aloha...
Arrive To: Ship arrives at the San Diego Port, #B Street Pier at 7:00 am. All ashore by 10:30 am.

Breakfast: Aboard ship

Morning: Disembark ship. Independent departure for airport or other destinations.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii
Imiloa Astronomy CenterThe relationship between Hawaiian culture and the universe is showcased through a colorful variety of displays and interactive exhibits. There are daily Planetarium shows, an extensive Exhibit Hall to discover, landscape tours. Lunch is available at the on-site restaurant. Hours of Operation are: Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day Admission Rates: Adults (13 and up) $17.50 Located at: Nowelo St, Hilo, HI 96720 Reservation Info Phone:(808) 969-9700 Fax:(808) 969-9748
For additional information, visit: www.imiloahawaii.org
Liliuokalani Park GardensThe Liliuokalani Park and Gardens covers almost 30 acres on the Waiakea Peninsula. This authentic Japanese garden park was built in the early 1900's as a memorial to the Japanese immigrant sugar plantation workers who developed the old Waiakea Sugar Plantation. It is named in honor of Hawaii's last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani who bequeathed part of park land for public use. Beautiful grounds for a leisurely stroll featuring gazebos, fish ponds, bridges, statues and a panoramic view across Hilo Bay. Phone: (808) 826-1053 Hours: Grounds are always open
For additional information, visit: www.gohawaii.com
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Sugar Cane TrainRailroads traveled through the history of Hawaii for more than 100 years and became a picturesque part of the Hawaiian landscape between fields of sugar cane and plantation villages. The Lahaina Kaanapali Railroad crosses a 325-foot curved wooden trestle whose elevation yields panoramic views of neighboring islands and the West Maui Mountains. Be transported from the Maui of yesteryear to the beauty and charm of Maui today. 17 Kaka'alaneo Drive Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761 Phone: (808) 661-0080 Fax: (808) 661-3444 One Way, Roundtrip and Dinner Tours Available.
For additional information, visit: www.sugarcanetrain.com
Ulalena - Maui TheatreUlalena is a fabulously unique theatrical experience staged at Maui Theatre in historic Lahaina Town. An original presentation which has been acclaimed by critics as masterful, exhilarating and surprising. Ulalena tells the story of Hawaii through visual expression, song, acrobatics and dance. 878 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui Toll Free (877) 661 6655 or (808) 661 6655 Doors open daily at 6pm, Monday - Friday Prices start at $60.
For additional information, visit: www.ulalena.com
Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
Hulihee PalaceBuilt in 1838 by Governor John Adams Kuakini, Hulihee Palace remained until 1916 a retreat and vacation spa for Hawaiian royalty. The Palace is now a museum, displaying historical treasures from Hawaii's past including a collection of former Hawaiian royalty furniture and effects, as well as ancient artifacts. In 1925, the palace was purchased by the Territory of Hawaii and turned over to the Daughters of Hawaii, an organization dedicated to perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawaii and of historic facts. 75-5718 Alii Drive Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i 96740 Tel: (808) 329-1877 Hours: Sunday-Saturday 9am-4pm Adults: $6.00 Seniors: $4.00
For additional information, visit: www.huliheepalace.org
Kahua RanchKahua Ranch is located on the western slope of the Kohala Mountains, 3000 feet above sea level. This 8,500 acres of private ranch land provides a variety of landscapes. It is a working ranch with cattle and sheep ranching, hydroponic greenhouses, and also offers visitor related activities including ATV and horseback tours, paniolo bbq, shooting range, and hiking. Reservation Information: Phone:(808) 882-4646 Fax:(808) 882-4444
For additional information, visit: www.kahuaranch.com/
Kona Coffee Plantation and Factory TourAlmost everyone has heard about the magnificent taste of hand-picked Kona coffee. Some of the best coffee in the world is grown on a narrow strip of land in the mountain slopes above Kailua-Kona. Nearly 600 farms share space in this 20-mile-long, 2-mile-wide coffee-rich corridor. Island Sun Coffee or Greenwell Farms are a couple of farms that offer a plantation tour and tasting for a unique sightseeing and educational experience.
For additional information, visit: www.konacoffeefest.com/vendors.html
Marquesas Islands - Nuku Hiva
Tahiti TourismContact the Tahiti Tourism office for details on activities and events in Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands or Tuamotus. The US office is in Los Angeles, CA. Phone # 310-414-8484 or by email at info@tahiti-tourisme.com
For additional information, visit: www.tahiti-tourisme.com
Tahiti
Tahiti TourismContact the Tahiti Tourism office for details on activities and events in Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands or Tuamotus. The US office is in Los Angeles, CA. Phone # 310-414-8484 or by email at info@tahiti-tourisme.com
For additional information, visit: www.tahiti-tourisme.com
Tuamotu Islands - Rangiroa
Tahiti TourismContact the Tahiti Tourism office for details on activities and events in Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands or Tuamotus. The US office is in Los Angeles, CA. Phone # 310-414-8484 or by email at info@tahiti-tourisme.com
For additional information, visit: www.tahiti-tourisme.com
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Diamond HeadDiamond Head State Monument is a true gem on Oahu. Actually named Leahi by Hawaiians, it received its more well known name in the late 1700’s when British seamen saw calcite crystals sparkling in the sunshine and thought they had found diamonds. A hike to the top of Diamond Head takes about an hour over a well-worn path. The summit offers a spectacular 365-degree view of Oahu and is a must trip for photography enthusiasts. Oahu District Office, Hawaii State Parks P.O. Box 621 Honolulu, HI 96809 Tel: 808-587-0300 Open: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM Year round.
For additional information, visit: http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=15
Discover Historic HonoluluLocated in the heart of Honolulu you'll find many of Hawaii's most historic buildings, including the Iolani Palace home to Hawaii's last monarchs and the only palace on U.S. soil. You'll also want to visit the Hawaii State Capitol, the Kamehameha I Statue, Kawaiahao Church -the first Christian church in Hawaii, the Mission Houses Museum and the Old Federal Building. All of historic Honolulu is within walking distance of downtown parking at the equally famous Aloha Tower.
For additional information, visit: www.honolulu.gov/moca/historichonolulu.htm
Hanauma BayHanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of the most spectacular natural resources in Hawaii and is dedicated to safeguarding the fragile marine life in the Bay. It is one of the more popular recreational swimming, snorkeling and picnicking areas on O`ahu. The bay itself is legally designated as a State Underwater Park and is the first Marine Life Conservation District in the State. 7455 Kalanianaole Highway. (Enter Hanauma Bay Education Center off the main coastal road Kalanaianaole Highway Route 72 near the eastern tip of Oahu). Pre-recorded Information: (808) 396-4229. Open daily from 6:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. except on Tuesdays.
For additional information, visit: www1.honolulu.gov/parks/facility/hanaumabay
Honolulu ZooThe Honolulu Zoo covers 42 lush, shady acres at the Diamond Head end of Waikîkî. It features some special exhibits such as the Nene (the Hawai`i state bird), native Hawaiian forest birds, and the highlight of the zoo, the Kabuni Reserve. The African savanna covers 12-acres where animals roam freely behind disguised barriers in 30 different habitats. The zoo is located near Kapiolani Park at the corner of Kapahulu and Kalakaua Avenue. Up against the zoo fence, local artists display their paintings and crafts. 151 Kapahulu Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815 Tel: 808-971-7171 Hours: 9:00 am-4:30 pm daily
For additional information, visit: www.honoluluzoo.org
Shop in Waikiki and in the Greater Honolulu AreaWaikiki is a great place to shop and offers prestigious retailers such as Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton as well as more modest stores such as the ever-present ABC Stores and the world-famous International Market Place. The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center contains 150 stores and restaurants on four levels. Ala Moana Shopping Center, located in the heart of Honolulu, is one of the largest open-air shopping centers in the world with more than 200 stores to meet your every need. The Center is recognized as having the flagship stores for most major international, national and local retailers. Other nearby malls in Honolulu to shop at include Aloha Tower Marketplace; Ward Warehouse and Ward Center, across from Fisherman’s Wharf; and Kahala Mall in Kahala.
Waikiki AquariumThe Waikiki Aquarium's exhibits, programs, and research focus on the aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. Over 3,500 marine animals in our exhibits represent more than 500 species of aquatic animals and plants. Every year, 330,000 people including 30,000 school age children visit. It has been designated as the Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center for the Pacific Island Region of the Coastal America Partnership. 2777 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815 Phone: (808)923-9741 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily (facility closes at 5:00 p.m.)
For additional information, visit: http://www.waquarium.org/
Waikiki at NightAt night Waikiki is an exuberant world of shops, bistros and neon lights, alive with people, and complete with amusing street entertainers. Often heralded as the ambassadors of aloha, these musicians, singers, mimes, drummers, and a myriad of other performers give Waikiki a local color and ambience found nowhere else in the Hawaiian Islands. Street performers start about 8pm and ends about 10pm.

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