As we enter our last week in Alaska I am compelled to write about the destination. We’ve been here just over two months and been lucky enough to have had great weather most of the time. I had two new ports this year with Haines and Seward, both of which have become my favorites. Many… read more of “My Photo Safari –…”
We took this cruise the first week of February in 2009. The little girl in the photo is my dad’s patient. She lives in Tampa, FL, and travels all the way to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, for her treatments because she has a rare form of cancer. When she found out that my… read more of “HAL Mariners’…”
Here’s a photo of the Bermuda-bound ms Veendam leaving New York City as seen from Liberty State Park, New Jersey on May 29, 2011. – Susan Vintschger
In Juneau, Alaska, several of the crew went on an unforgettable Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip. It’s available for guests as well, and it’s one of those experiences you never forget. We were so close to nature and got an amazing view of Mendenhall. We even got the thrill of some rapids! This certainly is a… read more of “Explorer’s…”
Norwegian Photographer Tomas Østberg-Jacobsen sent in these gorgeous photos of Ryndam cruising in Flam, Norway. Thanks, Tomas!
Here’s the last post from journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos). Enjoy! Special dinner events Enhancing Noordam’s cooking demonstrations are special events such as the “Dine with the Chef,” where Marc-Andre prepares and serves several courses before the very eyes of guests; the “Cellar Master’s Dinner,” where Sommelier Frank Menzel… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
While the Oosterdam visited the port of Sitka, medical officers Dr. Brad Lee and LMO Sandra Luebbe together with agent Holy Reeder, were able to partake in a tour of the Russian tall sailing ship named Pallada. The Pallada is on a round-the-world tour which commenced Nov 2, 2007. On board are 144 students/cadets learning… read more of “Captain’s…”
Special thanks to HAL Mariner Fred Claessen for sharing this video with us. Thanks, Fred! Hello dear friends. The ms Rotterdam is coming home. Here is a video from the ss Rotterdam and of the ss Rembrandt in 1998 arriving in her hometown. – Fred Claessen