Daniele Marchesan, head of exhibition and events at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, sent us these recent pictures of Nieuw Amsterdam under construction.
Here are some pictures from Nanortalik, Greenland, taken today. Ice conditions were mild so it was quite easy to enter the bay this morning. There are quite a few icebergs still around. Though due to the fact that it was low tide they were all aground on the shallow parts and not floating around, which… read more of “Captain’s…”
Sailing around the world you come across some interesting ships. Ketchikan is no exception and so here are two. First is an old light vessel that currently goes by the name Marine Bio Researcher. She used to be the LV196 and marked Umatilla Reef of the Oregon Coast from 1961 to 1971. She was built… read more of “Captain’s…”
Jaap Wisse, Prinsendam’s chief engineer, sent us this nice photo of the ship at Lysefjord, Norway. The impressive mountains make the ship look like a toy boat!
Veendam’s cellar master, Sean Hart, sent in this note and photos from their visit to the Alaska Brewing Co. Cheers! As you may be aware, HAL ships on the Alaska run do very well with Alaskan beers. After a suggestion (and lots of help!) from Mrs. Erin Reid from Holland America Line, we approached Nancy… read more of “A Cold One for…”
Prior to sailing last Friday on the Zaandam from Seattle, Michael and I were sitting in the pool area and spotted a mass of brightly colored T-shirts near the bar. It looked like the usual group traveling together, but then I read the back of the shirt …. I went over to tell them how… read more of “Now That’s…”
Hallo HALBlog readers. Two splendid webcam pictures of ms Volendam arriving at the Canada Place Cruise Terminal at Vancouver, Canada. She joined the legendary ss Oceanic at the splendid Vancouver cruise terminal. Greetings, Ben
This week at Flam, Norway, the crew went on a very special shore excursion. It’s called the Flam Fjord Safari. I had arranged this as a special crew-only experience. The tour consists of an hour-and-a-half journey in what’s called a RIB, or Rigid Inflatable Boat. The boat is large enough to fit 20, luckily we… read more of “Exploring Flam on a…”