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Catching Crab in Ketchikan

Catching Crab in Ketchikan

Ryndam’s crew had a great time experiencing a different “sea life” on the Bering Sea Crab Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska. Ioana is the crew purser aboard Ryndam.

Anthony’s Alaska Adventure: Fairbanks

Anthony’s Alaska Adventure: Fairbanks

Having left the country charm of Beaver Creek behind we find ourselves in Fairbanks, Alaska. Fairbanks is a moderately large city and has all the trappings of modern life. That being said, it’s a nice break from the countryside as it offers us a chance to stop for supplies and things we need for the…   read more of “Anthony’s…”

Spotting Bald Eagles in Alaska

Spotting Bald Eagles in Alaska

During the crew tour “Bering Sea Crab” in Ketchikan I had the chance take some amazing photos of the famous bald eagles.

Ryndam Takes on Zaandam in Alaska

Ryndam Takes on Zaandam in Alaska

Last week while in Juneau, the crews of the Ryndam and Zaandam played a soccer match at Juneau-Douglas High School. My tigers were the winners 3-2! Iona is the Crew Purser on board Ryndam

Celebrating Norway’s National Day

Celebrating Norway’s National Day

Celebrating National Day, originally uploaded by Ralph Grizzle. Eurodam is in Oslo today. One week ago, I was in Norway’s capital city to attend events celebrating National Day, one of the most exciting – and colorful – national events I’ve ever witnessed. Care to see what you missed? I’ve posted a Flickr slideshow of last…   read more of “Celebrating…”

Old Montreal and Beyond

Old Montreal and Beyond

Yesterday, this space highlighted Marvelous Montreal. Today, we take a look at Old Montreal and beyond. Old Montreal embodies the many periods of Montreal’s history: the winding paths of the former French colony, 18th- and 19th-century architecture and the first Canadian skyscrapers. Architects came here from nearby Boston and other cities south of the Canadian…   read more of “Old Montreal and…”

Marvelous Montreal

Marvelous Montreal

Note: Maasdam is currently at Montreal. If there is one phrase that characterizes Quebec, it is, “Et pourquoi pas?” The phrase, which translates to “And why not?” seems to be on the tip of every Quebecer’s tongue. It is a ready response of permissiveness and tolerance, a defender of an important concept — the joie…   read more of “Marvelous…”