Bill & Bonnie's Mexico & Hawaii Cruise
November 19 ~ December 13, 2015


Bonnie and I decided to take a longer cruise together.  We booked with Holland America Line through an online local travel agent for a 24-day cruise.  Our itinerary was as follows:

Nov. 19
Nov. 20 
Nov. 21
Nov. 22
Nov. 23
Nov. 24 
Nov. 25
Nov. 26
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Nov. 29
Nov. 30
Dec. 01
Dec. 02
Dec. 03
Dec. 04
Dec. 05
Dec. 06
Dec. 07
Dec. 08
Dec. 09
Dec. 10
Dec. 11
Dec. 12
Dec. 13
San Diego
At Sea
Cabo San Lucas
Puerto Vallarta
At Sea
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San Diego
At Sea
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Hilo, Hawaii
Kona, Hawaii
Lahaina, Maui
Honolulu, Oahu
Nawiliwili, Kauai
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
At Sea
San Diego
Cruise map.

We sailed on Holland America's ship, Veendam, and ultimately were onboard the ship for a total of 8,419 miles!  For our cruise, there were 1,300 passengers and 600 crew members.  If you'd like to read more about Holland America Line, their trips, or the Veendam, click here.  Note that there's not a lot of pictures for the amount of time we cruised, but the 241 pictures that have been saved and displayed on these pages we consider to be the best of the best of the 600(+) taken during the cruise!  Also note that I try to keep my comments to a minimum, letting the pictures speak for themselves.  Click on any of the following links to see more photos:

At Sea (This page)

Cabo San Lucas Mazatlán Puerto Vallarta


Kona Maui Oahu


Ensenada San Diego


The following pictures were all taken during "At Sea" days in and around the ship:


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The Veendam.

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Fueling the ship.  Note that the Veendam used 72 tons of fuel daily!

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The promenade ~ 6th deck.

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The pool with its roof open.

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At night or in bad weather the pool's roof was closed.

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This Princess Line ship was a long, long way away.  I used the 65X setting on the camera to capture this picture.

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Uh oh, is this Rose? Are we on the Titanic ~ again?  :)

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Bonnie playing her favorite game ~ freecell solitaire

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Bonnie signed up to model during a jewelry show.

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Chocolate diamonds.
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Modeling a necklace and earrings.
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$22K diamond & rubbellite necklace.
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Bonnie & Bill.

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The top half of the mid-ship atrium sculpture.

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The bottom half of the sculpture.

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More freecell, in the library this time.

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Christmas is getting close.

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We found one of these "towel animals" in our room each night after dinner.

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The last day of our cruise.

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