Begin your day as you did yesterday, but on this gorgeous, sunny Stockholm day, you’ll exit the Radisson SAS Strand’s front door and head to your right instead of to your left. Follow the water and the walkway that curves around the harbor. Take a moment to breathe in the view when you reach Skeppholmsbron… read more of “The Avid…”
Stage Manager Aaron sent us these pretty night-time photos taken from the bow of Volendam while the ship was at Shanghai this week.
We just got these new photos from Oosterdam’s dry-dock. It appears that the ones from this morning are a bit dated judging by these beautiful images!
Departure from St. Thomas this week seemed routine until we approached the northern side of Virgin Passage and turned towards the west for Half Moon Cay. A few miles off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, a huge water spout was developing just off of our course line. I was called immediately to the… read more of “Captain’s…”
Veendam is now entering her last week in dry-dock, and while a lot of work is still to be done, clear signs of progress are showing. With the placement of the ducktail, we needed a new spot for the ship’s name and the homeport.
From left: Dawson City, Skagway and Beaver Creek. Did you know that Holland America Line operates 10 hotels in Alaska? Well it’s true. Westmark Hotels have long been a part of the Holland America Line Signature of Excellence program in Alaska. Five of the nine hotels are open year-round. They are in Anchorage, Sitka, Whitehorse,… read more of “Holland America…”
Here are some recent photos of Oosterdam’s dry-dock. The new Canaletto.
Sometimes the pace of our cruise is such that we hardly catch our breath and it’s time again for a new destination. While we had several days at sea between the lovely Seychelles and Mombasa, Kenya, time on board just flew by. We were in some now-infamous waters during some challenging times. During our time… read more of “On Safari in…”