We had the most fantastic excursion today in Juneau. The Dog Sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter excursion is one for your bucket list and it includes a helicopter ride over Mendenhall Glacier and an hour long stop at a dog camp for some mushing. Our adventure began with a safety briefing, a life… read more of “iPad iBlog: Dog…”
It was an unbelievable feeling to see the penguins right there, just a few meters away. And you can see even how they kiss and “talk” to each other. Our amazing shore excursion made sure we got the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Kateryna Bannikova Humand Resources Manager ms Veendam
Ben Lyons, a lifelong fan of Holland America Line who has worked both as a writer and a deck officer, recently visited Rotterdam and Rotterdam in Rotterdam. Enjoy part 1! All my life, (or, to be accurate, ever since I was five years old) I’ve had a fascination with passenger ships and ocean liners. I… read more of “Exploring Rotterdam…”
Aad Hoogesteger sent in these photos from the chocolate extravaganza on his recent Ryndam cruise that shows off the incredible talents of the ship’s culinary team.
In celebration of Independence Day we donned our red, white, blue and were welcomed by a very patriotic display in the Vista Dining Room. Next, we took part in a galley tour.
Hallo HALblog readers, As you all notice the flag ship ms Rotterdam is on her way from Rotterdam to New York on a commemorative crossing. I made this video of the departure and pier-side send off. It became a wonderful party with shanty choirs, and among the performers was one of the Netherlands’ biggest stars,… read more of “Video: Rotterdam…”
The Denali National Park in Alaska is a beautiful scene. To see the very peak of Mt. McKinley is very rare because of the frequent cloud coverage. I especially like the contrast of the colors in this picture. It is a majestic scene of a sight not often seen. It shows summer on the plains… read more of “Explorer’s…”
Dinner at Canaletto began with a lovely choice of antipasti including various grilled veggies, fresh mozzarella, sautéed calamari, cured meats, and much more. We highly recommend the Linguine ai Frutti di Mare, the lasagna and the chicken marsala. Gelato was the perfect ending to our meal.