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Meet Prinsendam’s Hotel Manager Craig T. Oakes

Meet Prinsendam’s Hotel Manager Craig T. Oakes

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Prinsendam’s 24-day Amazon River and Caribbean adventure and sat down with Hotel Manager Greg T. Oakes for a quick chat. Enjoy! Craig T. Oakes, Prinsendam hotel manager (he oversees 380 employees of the 420 aboard) is only 48 years old; but in that time he has…   read more of “Meet…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dog Sledding in Alaska

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dog Sledding in Alaska

What a memorable experience. My wife Tomo and I were able to take part in a dog sledding tour in Alaska. What a feeling of adventure, being pulled along the snow by these amazing dogs. Everyone should try the dog sledding tour – it’s unforgettable. Mark Zeller Hotel Manager ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Cruise Diary: Exploring Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Cruise Diary: Exploring Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Here are photos from our time in Puerto Vallarta. We took the Puerto Vallarta Highlights excursion to the Old Town, walked through the cobblestone streets of the city and stopped at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. — Jocelyn Wu, HAL’s public relations special events coordinator

Sinterklaas Visits Nieuw Amsterdam and Prinsendam

Sinterklaas Visits Nieuw Amsterdam and Prinsendam

Thanks to the Nieuw Amsterdam’s Hotel Manager Mark Zeller and Prinsendam’s Event Manager Kelly Williams for this post on Sinterklaas. Nieuw Amsterdam: “Sinterklaas” came onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam on December 5th to celebrate his name day together with his trusted “Zwarte Pieten”. He first visited the 50 Dutch and Belgian guests in the Piano Bar…   read more of “Sinterklaas Visits…”

Cruise Diary: In Route to Santarem, Brazil

Cruise Diary: In Route to Santarem, Brazil

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is sailing on board Prinsendam’s 24-day Amazon River and Caribbean adventure and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout his time on board. Enjoy! It was pulse-pounding exciting to awaken this morning on the Prinsendam, as it floated at dock on the Amazon River near the mouth of the fabled,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: In…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Marketplace in Ajaccio

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Marketplace in Ajaccio

The market in Ajaccio, Corsica, was filled with amazing flavors, colors and images. The variety of olives alone was incredible! Yono Sudarto Controller ms Rotterdam