Days 57, 58, March 3-4, at Sea En Route to Indonesia: Once upon a time, there was a little teddy bear named Duffy. Humberto and I brought him with us on our World Cruise, to take pictures of him with us at some of the world’s iconic places such as the Christ the Redeemer Statue… read more of “Cruise Diary: Dear…”
The Explorer Coach was spotted in Corpus Christi, Texas! Here are a couple photos of the Bear Coach in front of the USS Lexington and taking on a great white shark. Suzie Haufle Alaska Events Coordinator Holland America Line
These photos were taken during a special themed night called “Many Leagues Under the Sea” a couple of days ago during our voyage from Sydney to Cairns, Australia. There was a lot of fish cascades hanging throughout the dining room areas by the railings and at the entrances. Crew members wore vests and bow-ties matching… read more of “Amsterdam’s…”
Here are some photos from Noordam’s Mardi Gras festivities. Enjoy!
HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us these cool photos of her latest creations — Oinkdam, Hotdam and the Antsterdam. To date we have featured nine of her previous creations — Poordam II, Boodam II, Sheepledam, Halraiserdam, Zippidydam, Spamdam, Waytoofinedam, Woohoodam and Rhymedam — on the blog. Great job, Lynn! HAL has discontinued the shipbuilding contest… read more of “Introducing the…”
Days 54-55-56, Feb. 29, March 1, 2: We got to Cairns, in Queensland, a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the rainforest, and Australia’s Outback, with overcast skies and a rainbow. Humberto, Duffy, “our bear that went around the world,” and I promptly boarded the Reef Magic II, a large catamaran that came alongside the… read more of “Cruise Diary: Out…”
Close to 30 crew members, the guest Pastor and his wife went on a very humbling experience to visit a village who after a natural disaster had to relocate to what had once been their area’s dump. Everyday they need to prepare a meal for 200 children and their families. We rode in style with… read more of “Rotterdam Crew…”
Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse and his wife Linda boarded Amsterdam in Pago Pago, American Samoa, to host several Mariner Appreciation events as part of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage. The Mariner Appreciation Days and other related celebrations are an annual special recognition and thank you for Grand World Voyage guests, many who… read more of “Special Mariner…”