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Cruise Diary: The Contrasts of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cruise Diary: The Contrasts of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Day 78, March 24: After getting a big gulp of what Henry David Thoreau called “the tonic of wildness” while riding an elephant through a jungle trail in Phuket, Thailand, and afterwards enjoying two relaxing days at sea, we arrived at Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, located just off the…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

Special Anniversary Dinner at The Pinnacle Grill

Special Anniversary Dinner at The Pinnacle Grill

HAL guest Ruth and her husband celebrated their anniversary this year on board Rotterdam and sent in some pictures of their celebratory dinner. Thanks Ruth! Here are some pictures of our 42nd anniversary dinner at the Pinnacle Grill on board Rotterdam on Feb. 13, 2012. We had three dinners there and each one was fantastic…   read more of “Special Anniversary…”

Cruise Diary: Computing at Sea is Free and Fun

Cruise Diary: Computing at Sea is Free and Fun

Days 76-77 March 22-23: Chris Jackson, the “techspert” on board the Amsterdam, is telling the class in his usual rapid-fire style why there is no one “best” computer for everyone. “The type of user you are will determine how much you’ll spend in a computer,” he explains. If you are a basic user – use…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Great Wall

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Great Wall

I was in awe walking along the Great Wall of China. Seeing it stretch out beyond what my eyes could see was incredible, and there are no words that can fully describe this amazing experience. Brandi E. Johnson Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam