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Cruise Diary: En Route to New Zealand

Cruise Diary: En Route to New Zealand

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, is currently sailing Australia and New Zealand on Volendam and will be updating us with posts throughout her cruise. Here is her first entry, enjoy! It’s been two days at sea since we boarded ms Volendam in Sydney with Captain Peter Bos at the helm. Stormy skies…   read more of “Cruise Diary: En…”

Cruise Diary: Parintins, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Parintins, 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! With small plates of salad in hand, we walked through the Lido casual restaurant to enjoy a light meal in the aft outdoor dining area, where…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

A Visit to Xiamen, China

A Visit to Xiamen, China

Xiamen was a new city for me and it was interesting to see … It’s a large commercial city with a lot of traffic. We visited Gu Lang Yu Island, a resort spot for the Chinese, a lovely temple that they are adding on and enjoyed yet another multi-course meal at the Marine Hotel. It…   read more of “A Visit to Xiamen,…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ipanema

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ipanema

It was a hot sunny day, we went to the beach and were not careful enough to put on sunscreen. The sun was so strong that we got sun burnt big time… Ipanema has a very Brazilian feel, lots of girls in bikinis, many vendors roaming around the beach and selling Caipirinhas, pareos, matte lemonade,…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

A Heartfelt Apology

A Heartfelt Apology

To whom it may concern: In 2007, I, along with my wife, Angela, went on a Baltic Cruise for our much anticipated honeymoon. It was my first voyage and to say the least, it was a HUGE success. I absolutely LOVED everything about the trip. It was truly a Unique and Wonderful experience. I shall…   read more of “A Heartfelt…”

Alaska Tour Operator Gastineau Guiding Featured on CNN

Alaska Tour Operator Gastineau Guiding Featured on CNN

Tour operator Gastineau Guiding and our Whales & Glaciers Citizen Science Adventure shore excursion were featured on CNN! Check out the story bly clicking on the link: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2011/09/30/become-a-citizen-scientist.cnn

The Doormen and Their Dinner Tune

The Doormen and Their Dinner Tune

Isn’t it great that our company has doormen who play their instrument indicating that it is dinner time? With the holidays approaching, they are slowly altering their ‘everyday’ tune towards a more holiday-tune. Time to start practicing, the holidays are around the corner. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

Snapshots from a Caribbean Cruise

Snapshots from a Caribbean Cruise

HAL guest Craig Peterson sent in these beautiful snapshots from his recent cruise to Half Moon Cay. Not only did he snap gorgeous pictures of the ship and beaches but also of his delicious meals on board. Thanks, Craig!