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Tales Of The South Pacific - U272

Ship: Zuiderdam  
Departure: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Nights: 50 nights
Departs: Vancouver
Returns: San Diego
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
50
Nights
Days at Sea
32
Sea Days
Ports
23
Ports
Countries Visted
11
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Tales Of The South Pacific - U272

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Vancouver, Canada Embark 4:00 PM
    View of Vancouver, Canada

    Vancouver is a sophisticated coastal city located to the south of British Columbia, Canada. The city is linguistically and ethnically diverse as reflected in the fact that 52 percent of its inhabitants do not speak English as their first language. Ranked highly in worldwide ‘liveable city’ rankings for many years and being surrounded by nature’s scenery at its best, makes tourism its second largest industry. This beautiful city brims with attractions such as Vancouver's Olympic Village located on the SE side of False Creek, which offers stunning views of the city's downtown skyline and Coastal mountains. Read more about Vancouver, Canada

    2 Thursday, September 29, 2022 At Sea
    3 Friday, September 30, 2022 At Sea
    4 Saturday, October 1, 2022 San Francisco, USA 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of San Francisco, USA

    San Francisco, on the Californian coast, is one of America’s most attractive cities with its famous Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets that provide panoramic views of the beautiful San Francisco Bay and surrounding mountains, and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. Perhaps also famous for the nearby Silicon Valley, this ‘City by the Bay’ has become even more international with large numbers of immigrants from Asia and Latin America. Explore the amazing Fisherman’s Wharf that offers great food, and the numerous boutiques. Take a hop-on hop-off bus that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery and expensive homes at the Marin Headlands. Read more about San Francisco, USA

    5 Sunday, October 2, 2022 At Sea
    6 Monday, October 3, 2022 San Diego, USA 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of San Diego, USA

    San Diego is a coastal Southern Californian city located in the SW corner of the United States. Founded in 1769, it is the oldest town in California and has an enchanting natural beauty and a pleasant, mild, climate with plenty of sunshine, which defines the city. Though it’s big, and growing fast, San Diego manages to ‘hang on to’ a resort feel, even amid the skyscrapers and brick facades of its revamped downtown. A huge influx of visitors helps add to the vacation atmosphere, from party-hearty undergrads to boozy conventioneers. Read more about San Diego, USA

    7 Tuesday, October 4, 2022 At Sea
    8 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 At Sea
    9 Thursday, October 6, 2022 At Sea
    10 Friday, October 7, 2022 At Sea
    11 Saturday, October 8, 2022 At Sea
    12 Sunday, October 9, 2022 Hilo, USA 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Hilo, USA

    Hilo is the largest settlement on The Big Island of Hawaii, the southernmost of the Hawaiian islands, in Polynesia. It overlooks Hilo Bay, at the base of active Mauna Loa (4169m) and dormant Mauna Kea (4207m) volcanoes. Hilo is an impressively beautiful town overlooking beaches, caves, rivers, and waterfalls within its limits. On the peak of Mauna Kea are some of the world’s best ground-based astronomical observatories. Read more about Hilo, USA

    13 Monday, October 10, 2022 Honolulu, USA 8:00 AM
    View of Honolulu, USA

    The birthplace of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the Unites States, Honolulu is the cultural, industrial, commercial, and governmental centre of Hawaii, with Waikiki Beach the epicentre of the tourist industry. It is a thriving world-class city, with nearly one million people in its metropolitan area. Oahu is the most popular of the Hawaiian Islands, and as the city is packed with sights, activities, and tourist attractions, it is easy to understand why there is so much to do in this southernmost major U.S. city. Read more about Honolulu, USA

    14 Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Honolulu, USA 11:59 PM
    View of Honolulu, USA

    The birthplace of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the Unites States, Honolulu is the cultural, industrial, commercial, and governmental centre of Hawaii, with Waikiki Beach the epicentre of the tourist industry. It is a thriving world-class city, with nearly one million people in its metropolitan area. Oahu is the most popular of the Hawaiian Islands, and as the city is packed with sights, activities, and tourist attractions, it is easy to understand why there is so much to do in this southernmost major U.S. city. Read more about Honolulu, USA

    15 Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Nawiliwili, USA 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Nawiliwili, USA

    Nawiliwili is a large beach park and port on the SE of the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. One of the wettest spots on Earth, with an annual average rainfall of over 11 meters, it is located on the east side of Mount Wai'ale'ale. The high annual rainfall has eroded deep valleys in the central mountains resulting in canyons with many scenic waterfalls. Sport fishing is excellent in the harbour while great snorkel and dive opportunities are also available. Read more about Nawiliwili, USA

    16 Thursday, October 13, 2022 Lahaina, USA 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Lahaina, USA

    Lahaina is the largest town in West Maui Hawaii and is the gateway to the famous Kaanapali and Kapalua beach resorts north of the town. The banyan tree in Courthouse Square is noteworthy for its size. As a strangling fig, it has grown by dropping roots from its branches that then become additional trunks, allowing it to cover two-thirds of an acre. Lahaina's Front Street, along the waterfront – with stores offering a broad variety of food and entertainment – has been ranked one of the ‘Top Ten Greatest Streets’ by the American Planning Association, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more about Lahaina, USA

    17 Friday, October 14, 2022 Kailua, USA 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Kailua, USA

    The scenic little village of Kailua, primarily a residential community, lies on the windward coast of the island of Hawaii, and is just 19 km from Honolulu. It is renowned for the Kailua Beach Park, the island of Oahu’s most beautiful beach, due to the offshore islands that add to its atmosphere, and where the surf is gentle and the sand is perfect. It is great for sunbathing and recreational activities, as well as being the beach used as a world-class windsurfing destination. Indeed it is the site of the annual Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Read more about Kailua, USA

    18 Saturday, October 15, 2022 At Sea
    19 Sunday, October 16, 2022 Cross Dateline
    20 Monday, October 17, 2022 At Sea
    21 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Fanning Atoll, Kiribati 8:00 AM 2:00 PM

    Fanning Atoll (Gilbertese: Tabuaeran) is one of the Line Islands of the Central Pacific Ocean, and part of the Republic of Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands). It lies in the world's farthest forward time zone, UTC+14:00 (at 200.63 deg.E). The time of day is the same as in the U.S. state of Hawai?i, but the date is one day ahead. Read more about Fanning Atoll, Kiribati

    21 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Cross Equator
    21 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Cross Dateline
    21 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 At Sea
    22 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 At Sea
    23 Thursday, October 20, 2022 At Sea
    24 Friday, October 21, 2022 Pago Pago, American Samoa 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Pago Pago, American Samoa

    Pago Pago Bay (pronounced "Pango Pango") on the island of Tutuila is the capital of American Samoa, a chain of seven South Pacific isles about 4,000 km south of Hawaii. Due to a massive seaward wall of a volcano collapsing aeons ago and opening to the sea, the harbor is hemmed in by towering mountains. Mt. Matafao (653m) and Mt. Read more about Pago Pago, American Samoa

    24 Friday, October 21, 2022 Cross Dateline
    25 Saturday, October 22, 2022 At Sea
    26 Sunday, October 23, 2022 Apia, Samoa 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Apia, Samoa

    Apia (pop. 37,000), city and capital of Samoa, is located on the northern shore of Upolu Island in the South Pacific Ocean. Samoa (Western Samoa to 1997) consists of two main islands and four smaller islands. (American Samoa lies 72 km to the ESE.) Apia is on the second largest island. Read more about Apia, Samoa

    27 Monday, October 24, 2022 At Sea
    28 Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Suva, Fiji 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Suva, Fiji

    Suva is the capital and largest city of Fiji, perched on a hilly peninsula between Laucala Bay and Suva Harbour in the SE corner of the island of Viti Levu. It is a beautiful tropical city full of colour and diverse cultures. Although it is the only place in Fiji where you will see buildings taller than palm trees, local folk traditions such as fire walks, welcoming ceremonies, wood-carving and the fabrication of tree-bark cloth, remain strong. Hire a taxi for the day or take a tour and enjoy its tall modern buildings which are beautifully balanced by rich traditional colonial architecture. Read more about Suva, Fiji

    29 Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Dravuni, Fiji 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Dravuni, Fiji

    Dravuni Island is a dramatically rugged volcanic island 70 km south of Suva, Fiji. It is part of the scenic Kadavu group of islands. Dravuni is home to a couple of hundred friendly Fijians, concentrated in a delightful village that shelters beneath tall palm trees. The island is known for its glorious, pristine beaches and fine weather. Read more about Dravuni, Fiji

    30 Thursday, October 27, 2022 At Sea
    31 Friday, October 28, 2022 Nuku'alofa, Tonga 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Nuku'alofa, Tonga

    Nuku'alofa Town is the capital of Tonga, sitting on a narrow isthmus facing the Pacific Ocean to the north, and the Fanga'uta Lagoon to the south. With a population of just 30,000 it is a quiet, sprawling and functional town with buses and internet cafes. It provides a window to a picturesque nation, where tradition and religion are paramount in everyday life. The most visited attraction is the Royal Palace in the heart of town. Read more about Nuku'alofa, Tonga

    32 Saturday, October 29, 2022 Vava'u, Tonga 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Vava'u, Tonga

    Vava'u, and the other 40 odd islands that make up this stunningly beautiful group, is situated in the north of the Kingdom of the Tongan archipelago in the South Pacific. Despite now being easily accessible, it still remains off the beaten track of mass tourism. Neiafu, the tiny capital on Vava'u, is perched above the Port of Refuge Harbour, a delightful natural harbour regarded by many as one of the most beautiful in the world. With its year-round tropical climate, being remote and truly unspoiled, the result is crystal clear waters with visibility exceeding 30 m. Read more about Vava'u, Tonga

    32 Saturday, October 29, 2022 Cross Dateline
    32 Saturday, October 29, 2022 At Sea
    32 Saturday, October 29, 2022 Niue Island, Niue 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

    Niue Island, 2,400 km NE of New Zealand, is an island country of 260 sq.km. and population of 1600 Polynesians. It lies at the centre of a triangle formed by Samoa, Tonga and Cook Islands. Niue is commonly known as the Rock of Polynesia, or just 'the Rock'. Read more about Niue Island, Niue

    33 Sunday, October 30, 2022 At Sea
    34 Monday, October 31, 2022 Rarotonga, Cook Islands 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    Rarotonga is the emerald jewel of the South Pacific. It lies midway between French Polynesia to the east, and Samoa and Tonga to the west. One of 15 Cook Islands, it is a popular tourist destination. Its chief town is Avarua, a tender port on the north coast. Read more about Rarotonga, Cook Islands

    35 Tuesday, November 1, 2022 At Sea
    36 Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 8:00 AM
    View of Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The mysteries and romance associated with the words Bora Bora bring an almost mystical presence to the island; it is arguably the most famous island in the world. Part of the allure has to be its almost unbelievable beauty. Two towering peaks of sheer black rock dominate the centre of the island and make an impressive backdrop to an assortment of blue waters that dazzle the eyes. Read more about Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    37 Thursday, November 3, 2022 Bora Bora, French Polynesia 11:00 PM
    View of Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The mysteries and romance associated with the words Bora Bora bring an almost mystical presence to the island; it is arguably the most famous island in the world. Part of the allure has to be its almost unbelievable beauty. Two towering peaks of sheer black rock dominate the centre of the island and make an impressive backdrop to an assortment of blue waters that dazzle the eyes. Read more about Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    38 Friday, November 4, 2022 Raiatea, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Raiatea, French Polynesia

    Raiatea is a South Pacific island in the west of French Polynesia. It is the second largest of the French Polynesian Archipelago. The same coral reef encloses both Raiatea and the smaller island of Tahaa just 4 km south. As it is believed by historians that Raiatea was the main stopover point for early Polynesians newly arrived from Hawaii, it is recognised as being the cultural heart of all Tahiti Polynesia. Read more about Raiatea, French Polynesia

    39 Saturday, November 5, 2022 Papeete, French Polynesia 8:00 AM
    View of Papeete, French Polynesia

    The city of Papeete (Tahitian Pape'ete; pop. 27,000) is the capital of Tahiti, the largest of the French Polynesian Islands. With its pleasant warm tropical climate, city-lovers will enjoy Papeete's chic shops, specialist stores and boutiques, together with the lively mix of French, Polynesian, and Chinese cultures. Shop around for the best hire car deal and enjoy driving along the broad avenue by the famous waterfront, and then venture forth along the four-lane express way that links the city with the trendy suburban districts of Punaauia and Paea on the west coast. Read more about Papeete, French Polynesia

    40 Sunday, November 6, 2022 Papeete, French Polynesia 5:00 AM
    View of Papeete, French Polynesia

    The city of Papeete (Tahitian Pape'ete; pop. 27,000) is the capital of Tahiti, the largest of the French Polynesian Islands. With its pleasant warm tropical climate, city-lovers will enjoy Papeete's chic shops, specialist stores and boutiques, together with the lively mix of French, Polynesian, and Chinese cultures. Shop around for the best hire car deal and enjoy driving along the broad avenue by the famous waterfront, and then venture forth along the four-lane express way that links the city with the trendy suburban districts of Punaauia and Paea on the west coast. Read more about Papeete, French Polynesia

    40 Sunday, November 6, 2022 Moorea, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Moorea, French Polynesia

    Mo'orea is French Polynesia's second-most popular tourist attraction after Tahiti. Located a mere seven kilometres west of the island of Tahiti, Mo'orea is distinctive for its jagged peaks cloaked with lush greenery, its white and black sand beaches that are among the finest in the world.The island is encircled by a lagoon of translucent green, fringed by the deep blue of the ocean and light blue sky. Then there are the fascinating threads of waterfalls that tumble down fern-softened cliffs, all of which sets one in awe of the majesty of nature. Also included in this magical picture are the simple villages with their delightful pastel-painted houses surrounded by gardens of hibiscus and birds of paradise. Read more about Moorea, French Polynesia

    41 Monday, November 7, 2022 Rangiroa, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Rangiroa, French Polynesia

    Rangiroa, also known as The Endless Lagoon, is a coral atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. It lies 325 km to the NE of Tahiti. The lagoon is 80 km long and rather narrower, with two main sea passages to the ocean at the northern end. With a land area of only 170 km², it surrounds the third largest lagoon in the world. Read more about Rangiroa, French Polynesia

    42 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 At Sea
    43 Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

    Nuku Hiva is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France. The Marquises lie 1400 km NE of Tahiti. The island is about 25 km across, with a high inland plateau and the highest peak Tekao at 1224 m. The coastline of western Nuku Hiva is notable for its steep but fairly regular coastline, indented occasionally by small bays leading to deep valleys that lead into the interior. Read more about Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

    44 Thursday, November 10, 2022 At Sea
    45 Friday, November 11, 2022 Cross Equator
    46 Saturday, November 12, 2022 At Sea
    47 Sunday, November 13, 2022 At Sea
    48 Monday, November 14, 2022 At Sea
    49 Tuesday, November 15, 2022 At Sea
    50 Wednesday, November 16, 2022 At Sea
    51 Thursday, November 17, 2022 San Diego, USA 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of San Diego, USA

    San Diego is a coastal Southern Californian city located in the SW corner of the United States. Founded in 1769, it is the oldest town in California and has an enchanting natural beauty and a pleasant, mild, climate with plenty of sunshine, which defines the city. Though it’s big, and growing fast, San Diego manages to ‘hang on to’ a resort feel, even amid the skyscrapers and brick facades of its revamped downtown. A huge influx of visitors helps add to the vacation atmosphere, from party-hearty undergrads to boozy conventioneers. Read more about San Diego, USA

  • Ship

    Zuiderdam Overview

    Zuiderdam

    4.6
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    Taking her maiden voyage in 2002, the Zuiderdam can carry up to 1848 passengers with a 82,305 GT. Hallmarks of HAL include spacious staterooms and public areas, rich timber furnishings set with museum-quality paintings and antiques, discreet personal service, and artful itineraries that allow for overnights in key cities.

  • Inclusions

    Zuiderdam Inclusions

    • B.B. King's Blues Club
    • BBC Earth In Concert
    • Billboard Onboard
    • Lincoln Center Stage
  • Cabins

    Zuiderdam Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

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    Cabin Types

    I, J, K, L, M, MM, N, Z

    Average Cabin Size – 15.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 151-233 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    C, D, DD, E, F, G, H, HH, Y

    Average Cabin Size – 15.6 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower. Approximately 174-180 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens •Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerheads •5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

    Balcony

    Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    VA, VB, VC, VD, VE, VF, VH, X

    Average Cabin Size – 16.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.2 m2

    2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub or shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 212-359 sq. ft. Stateroom amenities include: •Our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens •Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage •100% Egyptian cotton towels •Premium massage showerhead •5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer •Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure •Complimentary fresh fruit on request •Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages •Flat-panel TV and DVD player •Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service

    Suite

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    PS, SA, SB, SC, SS, SY, SZ, W

    Average Cabin Size – 39.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 13.0 m2

    Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,150 sq. ft. with verandah Include all the suite amenities, plus: •Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Zuiderdam

    Legend

    • 2 lower beds do not convert to queen-size
    • Connecting rooms
    • Fully obstructed view
    • Partial sea view
    • Quad (two lower beds, one sofa bed, one upper)
    • Shower only
    • Single sink vanity
    • Staterooms have solid steel verandah railings (instead of clear Plexiglass railing)
    • Triple (two lower beds, one sofa bed)
    • Wheelchair accessible staterooms

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