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Rotterdam TV Crew Onboard for Historic Sail-Away

On July 3, ms Rotterdam departed the port of Rotterdam bound for New York City on an historic crossing designed to commemorate Holland America Line’s 40th anniversary of the transition from offering regular trans-Atlantic crossings to becoming entirely dedicated to pleasure cruising. A Rotterdam-based television crew was on-board filming for their local show. Special guests…   read more of “Rotterdam TV Crew…”

iPad iBlog: Sail-Away from Seattle

iPad iBlog: Sail-Away from Seattle

I am vacationing on the Oosterdam this week and will be blogging on my iPad as we go. When you think of a girls trip, an Alaskan cruise may not come to mind but that’s exactly what we’ve planned. It turned out to be a beautiful day for our sail-away from Seattle. Can you tell…   read more of “iPad iBlog:…”

Rotterdam Sails Commemorative Crossing

Rotterdam Sails Commemorative Crossing

July 3 was a special day for Holland America Line and the port of Rotterdam. For the second time this year the flagship ms Rotterdam was berthed together with fleet-mate ms Ryndam at the famous Wilhelminakade. What made it more special was that ms Rotterdam was preparing for a special trans-Atlantic voyage to New York…   read more of “Rotterdam Sails…”

My Photo Safari – Haines, Alaska

My Photo Safari – Haines, Alaska

Last summer I bought a new camera knowing I was going to South America on the Veendam and then Alaska on the Statendam. I got a Nikon D5000, a beginner level model, it’s my first digital single-lens reflux. Believe me, this one has more bells and whistles than I will probably ever use but I…   read more of “My Photo Safari…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Greenland

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Greenland

One of the most majestic, rugged, remote and unspoiled areas on earth, Prins Christian Sund, Greenland. Visiting this area on a ship makes it possible to see the imposing glaciers and natural beauty up close … a view like no other. Darin Bowland Master ms Eurodam

Kudos for Statendam and Hajid

Kudos for Statendam and Hajid

My hubby and I celebrated our tenth anniversary on board the Holland America ship Statendam with the tour/cruise that started in Fairbanks, Alaska, on June 8. What a wonderful way to spend 12 days in Alaska! We had a deluxe verandah suite way up on the tenth floor, the navigation deck. We were pampered from…   read more of “Kudos for Statendam…”

Amsterdam’s 4th of July Celebration

Amsterdam’s 4th of July Celebration

Here are photos from our Fourth of July celebration. We had a beautiful day cruising through Hubbard Glacier. The Lido was transformed into a Fourth of July barbecue complete with decorations, costumes, live music and face painting.