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Touring Alaska by Seaplane

Touring Alaska by Seaplane

HAL guest Regina sent in these great pictures she took during a seaplane ride in Alaska. Thanks Regina! I was on a seven-day Alaskan Cruise on board the ms Zuiderman that went to Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. I flew on a seaplane from Ketchikan to Misty Fjords National Park and got these pictures which were…   read more of “Touring Alaska by…”

Cruise Diary: Recreating the Big Easy on Sea

Cruise Diary: Recreating the Big Easy on Sea

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy was recently on board for a segment of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she chronicled her journey. Enjoy! Believe it or not, it is possible to recreate a Mardi Gras bash on the wrong ocean, that is, if you are willing to put the time, money and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

HAL Reunion at Wedding in Mexico

HAL Reunion at Wedding in Mexico

HAL Cruise Director Shane Michaels and Event Manager Renee Puthukeril were married on December 10 at a resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Among the guests were fellow HAL Cruise Directors Gene Young and Dominic Venn-Lever. The multi-day celebration included family activities, catamaran rides and “wild fishing trips,” according to the bride. The couple has worked…   read more of “HAL Reunion at…”

Cruise Diary: Adventures Down Under

Cruise Diary: Adventures Down Under

Days 50-51, Feb. 25-26: Humberto, Duffy (“our bear that went around the world”) and I were up early to watch our entrance to Sydney Harbor, one of the planet’s best natural harbors with such world-famous sights as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and the city’s skyline, and we immediately headed for the Amsterdam’s…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Nature Soars in Mexico

Nature Soars in Mexico

This gorgeous photo of soaring bird was taken from aboard ms Rotterdam while alongside in Puerto Chiapas, Mexico, on Feb. 26th. Jonathan Bailey is Rotterdam’s safety, environmental and health officer.