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Postcards from St. Lucia

Postcards from St. Lucia

Here are a few photos from our cruise in February 2011 on the Noordam. Thanks for a great cruise HAL! We had a blast as always. – Charlene Johnson

Cruise Diary: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cruise Diary: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) are sailing the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. Enjoy! Dubrovnik, once called the Republic of Ragusa, has a rich and varied history as seen from the architecture of homes and churches in town. The Pile Gate is the main entrance to the old…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

An Evening Out in St. Petersburg

An Evening Out in St. Petersburg

On a recent call to Saint Petersburg, Russia, crew members from the Nautical, Administrative, Front Office, Medical and Housekeeping teams were delighted to attend the Gala evening at Moika Palace. The opportunity to dress to the nines was not wasted on this Eurodam crew, who all looked stunning as they made their Royal debut at…   read more of “An Evening Out in…”

Guest Trains for Mt. Marathon Race During his Cruise

Guest Trains for Mt. Marathon Race During his Cruise

Special thanks to HAL guest Paula Newton for sending in this interesting story she wrote about fellow passenger Erik Johnson. Erik trained on board Zaandam for a Mount Marathon. Thanks, Paula! Zaandam passenger Erik Johnson did not let the long anticipated Seward to Vancouver cruise with his wife and her parents in June 2011 interfere…   read more of “Guest Trains for…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Honolulu

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Honolulu

While we were docked at Honolulu, I snapped this photo because you could see the force of nature. It was stunning and beautiful to look at from afar, but strong and violent nonetheless. Fernando Bacsa Beverage ms Zaandam

Cruise Diary: Culinary Arts Center

Cruise Diary: Culinary Arts Center

Here’s another great post from Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos). Enjoy! Culinary Arts Center This section on the Noordam is a feature we’ve not experienced on other cruises. Equipped with a closed circuit TV and a state of the art preparation center, it is a perfect setting for culinary…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”