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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Borobudur

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Borobudur

Visiting Borobudur, built in the 9th century, in Indonesia is an amazing opportunity. It is a very important, as well as the oldest, religious site that commands respect from all faiths. Joanne Gardner Future Cruise Consultant ms Amsterdam

Congrats to Nieuw Jakarta Graduates!

Congrats to Nieuw Jakarta Graduates!

Robert “Nick” Nichols, Nieuw Jakarta’s academic director, sent us the following note and photos from the center’s recent graduate ceremonies. Nieuw Jakarta is HAL’s crew training center in Jakarta, Indonesia. Congratulations to Nieuw Jakarta’s 110th class and graduates of the stateroom attendants skills class held at Nieuw Jakarta. Participants of the stateroom class received training…   read more of “Congrats to Nieuw…”

Amsterdam’s Grand Black and Silver Themed Event

Amsterdam’s Grand Black and Silver Themed Event

These photos are from Amsterdam’s “Black and Silver” themed evening a few days ago on the way to Brazil. Guests and crew wore those colors to match the theme. The Dining Room and Queen’s Lounge were decorated with lots of black and silver chandeliers, cascades and lamé fabric for the event. Enjoy the photos!

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Penguin Encounter

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Penguin Encounter

During my South America and Antarctica cruise we stopped at a penguin colony and got up close and personal with these guys. As everyone says, it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Seeing them in the wild, going about their business as if we weren’t there … This is definitely one of those things to put…   read more of “Explorer’s…”