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Travel Blogger Recounts Nieuw Amsterdam Sailing: Part 2

Travel Blogger Recounts Nieuw Amsterdam Sailing: Part 2

Travel blogger Geoff Edwards recently sailed aboard Nieuw Amsterdam from Fort Lauderdale to the Eastern Caribbean. To read more about Geoff’s experience on Nieuw Amsterdam, click HERE. A Day At Sea: Most of the day we sailed along the south side of Cuba. “The Culinary Arts Center program, presented by Food & Wine magazine, is…   read more of “Travel Blogger…”

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Thanks to HAL guest Doug Crawford for sending in this beautiful photo from his December cruise on the Zuiderdam. This photo was taken of the ms Zuiderdam from Half Moon Cay on December 4, 2011. It was the sign that it was going to be a magical day on the island, and it was. —…   read more of “Somewhere Over the…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Halong Bay

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Halong Bay

When we were in Halong Bay, Vietnam, I was lucky enough to be able to go on the Halong Bay Cruise & Thien Cung Cave tour. It was an incredible photo opportunity. We sailed around the limestone islands and explored the cave. What an unforgettable day. Mark Hill SEH Officer mz Zaandam

Video: ss Rotterdam’s Inaugural Year

Special thanks to HAL Mariner and blog contributor Fred Claessen for sharing this video with us. This video is from ss Rotterdam’s inaugural year 1959-1960. The first cruise was around South America in 49 days, followed by three Caribbean cruises and four big continental cruises round-trip New York. I was a cabin steward on the…   read more of “Video: ss…”

A Special Momento from Historic HAL Voyage

A Special Momento from Historic HAL Voyage

Here’s a crazy discovery. My mother found this from her voyage to the U.S. in 1953. Kinda cool. She sailed from Rotterdam to Hoboken. She was a little girl in Germany in WWII and some relatives in Kansas took her in. Pretty cool. – Sam Slishman

Spotted: Explorer Coach in Freer

Spotted: Explorer Coach in Freer

Here’s a fun picture of the Bear Explorer Coach with the World’s Largest Rattlesnake in Freer, TX. Home of the annual Rattlesnake Round Up! Suzie Haufle Coordinator, Alaska Events Holland America Line