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A HAL Get Together at Monte Carlo

A HAL Get Together at Monte Carlo

Thanks to HAL guest Gerrit for sending in this photo and note from a recent cruise aboard Ryndam. With so many HAL ships nowadays, it’s almost business as usual to see two HAL ships at the same port. In the old days it was quite a happening when two of them met, either on the…   read more of “A HAL Get Together…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Lightning

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Lightning

Standing on the Bridge I have the best view to snap photos of natural events like lightning. This night the storm was off in the distance and I was able to get a beautiful photo of a lightning strike. Being on a ship in the middle of the ocean opens up the possibility for many…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

iPhone iDiary: Touring Jerusalem and Egypt

iPhone iDiary: Touring Jerusalem and Egypt

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, is currently sailing on Rotterdam from Piraeus, Greece, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. All photos were taken with his iPhone 4s.

S.S. Rotterdam: Holland America Line’s 40-Year Flagship

S.S. Rotterdam: Holland America Line’s 40-Year Flagship

Many thanks to David Giventer, Ryndam’s future cruise consultant, who sent in this fabulous post. Enjoy! In the harbor of Rotterdam there is a very beautiful passenger ship! She was once considered so modern and chic that her external design and interior decorative appointments were considered a far-reaching departure from what was then accepted as…   read more of “S.S. Rotterdam:…”