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Explorer’s Scrapbook: London

Explorer’s Scrapbook: London

I lived in London back in 2002 and it was amazing to be back after nine years. It seems that nothing changed. I have seen Big Ben of course many times, as I was a student and loved to discover the city by foot. I have many photos of this famous landmark. I also have…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Postcards from the Baltic

Postcards from the Baltic

Here are pictures from different ports in the Baltic. I hope you enjoy them!

Cruise Diary: Culinary Delights

Cruise Diary: Culinary Delights

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) sailed the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. Enjoy! Noordam’s dining options In addition to the culinary programs, Noordam aims to please its guest through five specialty restaurants providing a wide variety of dining options: the Vista Main Dining Room, Canaletto, Lido Restaurant, Pinnacle…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Statendam Guests Connect with Crew

Statendam Guests Connect with Crew

My girlfriend and I recently sailed on the Statendam to Alaska. The dates were July 3 to July 10, departing from Vancouver and ending in Seward. We had a wonderful time and took lots of pictures. As we became acquainted with some of the service people, we took several pictures of them. Here are a…   read more of “Statendam Guests…”

Snapshot from Rotterdam’s Historic Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Snapshot from Rotterdam’s Historic Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Here is a snapshot from the recent ms Rotterdam Classic Trans-Atlantic crossing which sailed from New York to Rotterdam on July 12. This picture was taken after a wonderful dinner in the Pinnacle Grill. – Victoria Morgan, HAL Mariner

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Puppy Love

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Puppy Love

During the Musher’s Camp & Sled Dog Experience in Skagway, we went to the musher camp. These pups are 9 weeks old and they are trained for the Iditarod race in Alaska. Known as ”the last great race on earth,” the Iditarod was inspired by a dogsled relay in 1925 to provide a life-saving serum…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Cruise Diary: Katakolon, Greece

Cruise Diary: Katakolon, Greece

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) are sailing the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. They chronicled their experiences in writing and pictures for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! Katakolon is a famous jumping board for a visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic games. After…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Volendam’s 2011 HAL University Graduates

Volendam’s 2011 HAL University Graduates

Congratulations to the dining room managers and supervisors for successfully completing HAL University Leadership Academy last month. Here is a picture Peggy Kaham, Volendam’s human resources manager, sent in of the graduates.