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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Antarctica

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Antarctica

These were just two of the many icebergs we witnessed during the four days spent cruising Antarctica. The iridescent color of the icebergs set against the pink sky made for a beautiful view. Sue Sakai Direct Mail Specialist Holland America Line

‘Viva Las Vegas’ on Amsterdam

‘Viva Las Vegas’ on Amsterdam

Here are photos from Amsterdam’s “Viva Las Vegas” Casino themed dinner. The dining room looked like Casino Royale as countless gold dollar balloons filled the room and the dining room stewards wore vests with the dollar sign. The guests and crew members all had a great time. Enjoy the photos!

An 80th Birthday Celebration

An 80th Birthday Celebration

From Los Angeles, our special 23-day cruise across the Pacific aboard the Volendam was a life-changing adventure for a couple of oldies who thought they had done it all. Celebrating my 80th birthday aboard the ship in Honolulu was an indelible event that revitalized the soul, giving what was a tired body new life. After…   read more of “An 80th Birthday…”

Cruise Diary: On the Rio

Cruise Diary: On the Rio

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy is on board for part of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she sent in another post. Enjoy! Courtesy of the West Fries Museum in Hoorn, Holland, I share with you an enlargement of an ancient Dutch map of our journey. I had presented a full world’s reproduction…   read more of “Cruise Diary: On…”

Moorea Island: Jewel of the South Pacific

Moorea Island: Jewel of the South Pacific

Moorea Island is the jewel of the South Pacific among the French Polynesian Islands. The climate, although very hot, was dry with a clear blue sky reflecting the multi colors of the crystal clear sea water surrounding the island. I walked for 15 minutes from Cook’s Bay to the Moorea Pearl Resort along the coast…   read more of “Moorea Island:…”