The short happy tale of the 42 Americans, Canadians and Germans and the Jamaican on Saipan

October 2015. Well, it’s happened again! Back on Oct 12, the island of Saipan was visited by the Holland America cruise ship, the Statendam, and some of their passengers got treated to a personalized Jamaican on Saipan tour experience! Here are some photos from the day!

In years past, I’ve had singer and entertainer Gus Kaipat, Carolinian elder Lino Olopai, Humanities Council director Scott Russell as special guest guides for my tours!

Unlike any other tour available that day, we could boast that we had Robert Hunter, the director of the CNMI museum, as the special guest guide for our clients! Thanks, Robert!

Picking up vans in the morning.

The Statendam docks!

Entering the port with Statendam in the background

Getting through the chaos in the parking lot

Click here to watch and listen to the welcome at Memorial Park

Touring the Memorial Park grounds

Robert Hunter keeps ’em enthralled at the Carolinian Village Utt

A light moment while spam shopping!

Okay, let’s roll!

Entering the Bomb Magazine at As Lito

Inside the Bomb Magazine


We had four vans rolling convoy style around the island!

At Lao Lao Bay golf course


Posing with the Ladies of the Statendam!


Overlooking the Statendam

Banzai Cliff

Revealing secrets

Driver/Guide Catherine confers with Robert

“I think it’s THAT way!”


The Last Command Post

Robert shares some history

My troopers were willing to brave the elements muddy water and all to get inside and experience a bit of history

Inside the Command Post

Bird Island


Of course, there was a whole lot more we shared during the day, but you’ll have to book your own personalized tour to get the full experience!


Special thanks to photographer, Ferdinand Ramos of, and also to Willy from Fiji, Microl Toyota, Hertz, Kathy Odle, Cathie Slota and to all the guests who made the day special!  To book your own tour, visit!

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