Days 52-53 Feb. 27-28: “We’re half way through the cruise already – time to start panicking: we’ll have to get off soon!” a guest told her traveling companion in one of the Amsterdam’s elevator wells. She was anticipating a bit – we still have three days to go before the halfway point. But I knew… read more of “Cruise Diary: Near…”
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…”
On Feb. 19, during our short call in Pago Pago, American Samoa, ms Amsterdam donated 20 chairs from the training room to a local church which was very much appreciative. Here are some photos of Peter Teo from the local agency who helped organize the donation and our president club member guest Dolly Smith who… read more of “Amsterdam Makes…”
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 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…”
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:…”
Do you want to be “The Face & Voice of a Ship” for Holland America Line? If so, pack your bags and head to Las Vegas March 5-6 for our Cruise Director Casting Call! The first voice you’ll hear when you step on board a Holland America ship will be that of your Cruise Director,… read more of “Cruise Director…”
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.