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Bert’s Beauty Shots: Ballet of the Baleens

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Ballet of the Baleens

Glacier Bay was in full glory today. Many whales are very acrobatic, even breaching (jumping) high out of the water and then slapping the water as they come back down. Sometimes they twirl around while breaching. Breaching may be purely for play or may be used to loosen skin parasites or have some social meaning….   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

All About Navigation Lights

All About Navigation Lights

Marine navigation lights are simply coloured electric lights fixed on ships and used to indicate the size of the ship, the direction in which the ship is travelling and the angle where they should be visible. They must be exhibited by law between sunset and sunrise and in poor visibility. The location (on the ship),…   read more of “All About…”

Postcards from an Alaska Cruise: Part 1

Postcards from an Alaska Cruise: Part 1

Photographer Jim Foster recently sailed aboard Statendam on back-to-back Alaska cruises. He wrote about his journey on his blog, http://fosteroutdoors.blogspot.com, and posted some of his gorgeous photos. Read his first entry below, and be sure to visit his blog! Twenty years separated the first Inland Passage cruise from the one I am experiencing now. Some…   read more of “Postcards from an…”

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Don Giovanni!

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Don Giovanni!

Nieuw Amsterdam crew members have discovered the real Don Giovanni! He’s part of our team and is responsible for the safety and security of the ship. Can you guess who is behind the mask? Mary Moore is a blog contributor based at the yard.

Bert’s Beauty Shots: College Fjord

Bert’s Beauty Shots: College Fjord

College Fjord is a fjord located in the northern sector of Prince William Sound, Alaska. The fjord contains five tidewater glaciers (glaciers that terminate in water), five large valley glaciers and dozens of smaller glaciers, most named after renowned East Coast colleges (women’s colleges for the northwest side, and men’s colleges for the southeast side)….   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”