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Midnight at 71 Degrees North … and Not Sleeping

Midnight at 71 Degrees North … and Not Sleeping

Thanks to Ryndam’s Future Cruise Consultant David Giventer for this post. Enjoy! As children, during the summer months, we would love to stay outside after supper to play in the evening twilight until finally being called to come inside for sleep. Growing up in the Northeastern USA, summer twilight would seem to last forever until…   read more of “Midnight at 71…”

Statendam Crew Strengthens Bond with Ropes Course

Statendam Crew Strengthens Bond with Ropes Course

On July 6 the Statendam Deck and Engine Teams got together for some team building activities at the SAGA Ropes Course. This was a wet but fun afternoon of activities designed to help build communications, confidence and find common ground to overcome challenges. It also opened our eyes to the perspective that though things might…   read more of “Statendam Crew…”

Visiting Denali on a CruiseTour

Visiting Denali on a CruiseTour

Holland America Line’s Director of Public Relations Erik Elvejord is on a CruiseTour that visits Denali National Park in Alaska and sent us these photos. We’re on a tour into Denali National Park and we had a fantastic day. We saw four of the five sought-after animals — bear, moose, caribou and dall sheep —…   read more of “Visiting Denali on…”

Cruise Diary: Culinary Delights Aboard Noordam – Part 1

Cruise Diary: Culinary Delights Aboard Noordam – Part 1

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) are sailing the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. During their time on board the pair have had the pleasure of experiencing all the culinary delights on board, including a kitchen tour, Cellar Master’s Dinner, Culinary Arts Center and everything in-between. They chronicled their…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Prinsendam’s Historic Visit at Bristol

Prinsendam’s Historic Visit at Bristol

On July 21, Prinsendam docked at Bristol, England, marking the first time in 10 years that a cruise ship has visited the port. Prinsendam was greeted by a host of excited spectators and local media. During the call, Captain Tim Roberts was interviewed by the local BBC affiliate. To check out the interview click here.

Marco’s Moments: Red Nights in Russia

Marco’s Moments: Red Nights in Russia

These images were taken while we were overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia. Throughout the day we had beautiful weather, but it turned to overcast in the evening, which created for these dramatic views at sunset. Sunsets are beautiful in this part of the world and you can keep taking images as none are ever the…   read more of “Marco’s Moments:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Great Wall of China

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China — one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a definite must-see. It’s an amazing structure with so much history. Odir Rodriguez A Human Resources Manager ms Veendam