HAL guests Stuart and Sandy Newman recently cruised the Caribbean on Westerdam and sent in these pictures from their Bobsled Jamaica and Dunn’s River Falls shore excursion at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. In Ocho Rios HAL passengers can enjoy a memorable shore excursion at Mystic Mountain— just 10 minutes by bus from the… read more of “Adventure Awaits in…”
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 Belem, Brazil. It lies on the Para river and is one of the large, southerly tributaries of the mighty Amazon river. We entered the mouth of the delta as planned, at 2 a.m. Considering the length of the passage and its complexity, Friso, my 2nd in command and Chief Officer, took… read more of “Around the World…”
Thanks to Guy D. for sending in these images of Amsterdam sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale.
Here’s a snapshot of Eurodam’s dining room staff teaming up to play soccer today in St. Thomas. Enjoy! Julie Seidel is Eurodam’s human resources manager.
As they say… ‘When in Rome…” When in Rome I eat as the Romans do. Don’t forget to have this favorite of mine — Spaghetti Carbonara. It’s not a creamy sauce like you find in the U.S. After the crisp bacon chunks and black pepper are added to spaghetti straight from the pot a raw… read more of “Explorer’s…”
Recently, in the grand seagoing tradition of crossing the equator, King Neptune climbed aboard Zaandam to ensure that the vessel and its passengers and crew were fit to enter his domain. For those of you not familiar with this custom, allow me to briefly explain. Crossing the equator by ship is a big deal in… read more of “King Neptune Visits…”
Journalist Charlotte Squarcy is getting ready to set sail on part of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she sent in a couple of pre-cruise posts. Enjoy! Dateline – Fathomless Pit near NYC … my suitcase: Help! MS Amsterdam set sail on the 2012 Grand Voyage last week without me … Makes sense as I’ll be… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
The team from our office in Rotterdam is participating in Vakantiebeurs, the largest annual trade show in the Netherlands. Our own Nico Bleichrodt, senior director of sales, North and Central Europe, is president of the Dutch Council to Cruise, which reported that the Dutch cruise market grew this past year by 31.7 percent to more… read more of “HAL Participates in…”