Skagway, Alaska, May 19. Weather is absolutely fabulous, bright, sunny and warm. Three passengers and I climb into a van with Coleman, our guide, and head out of town, all deciding we are probably out of our minds. We are going rock climbing and rappelling, all for the first time. I am, as usual, the… read more of “Rock Climbing in…”
Statendam’s Crew Purser Jaime sent in this photo of Captain Harm-Jan Arnold and Hotel Manager Theo Haanen with Port Angeles officials at a May 7 plaque exchange commemorating the ship’s first call. After enjoying snacks and beverages, the visitors received a ship’s tour from Cruise Director Lizabeth before disembarking.
Pat Behnsen sent us a link to his slide show of the Statendam’s sailing from Vancouver May 5-10. To watch the slide show, click here.
Yesterday was a lazy day in Whitehorse and so we took that time to stock up on items we needed from Wal-Mart. Determined to ensure the day had some educational value, Herb and I visited the Yukon Brewing Co. Microbreweries are popping up all over the states and also in Canada. The Pacific Northwest is… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Note: Maasdam currently is in Quebec City. Quebec City offers beauty, fine dining and delightful diversions. And that’s just in the train station. My three-hour train journey from Montreal to Quebec ended in what has been called the most beautiful train station in North America.
We received this plaintive cry for help and just couldn’t resist the opportunity to share a Rudi Sodamin recipe with you: We have sailed on the Westerdam before and loved the trip and the bread pudding. I know I found the recipe on line before but can’t find it now. Could you tell me how… read more of “Rudi…”
This morning we train the staff at the Klondike Inn in Whitehorse. The Klondike Inn is another of our seasonal properties. The demand for hotel rooms in-season is too strong for us just to operate one hotel, so we have the Klondike Inn to assist with the care of our land tour guests. Since they… read more of “Anthony’s…”
The first episode of season two of “Herrie aan de Horizon” aired yesterday on Dutch television. It’s a reality program starring Chef Herman den Blijker, and parts oif it were shot aboard Westerdam. Even if you don’t understand Dutch, it’s fun to watch and it’s in high-definition, so it’s also a pleasure to see. To… read more of “Holland America on…”