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Westerdam’s Sweet Chocolate Seduction

Westerdam’s Sweet Chocolate Seduction

Special thanks to Melanie Snedeker, HAL’s Product Manager – Exotic & Grand Voyages, for submitting these photos of the Chocolate Seduction area on Westerdam that features chocolate confections by Culinary Council Member Jacques Torres.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Pattaya

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Pattaya

Who’s got the right of way? I imagine the elephants don’t really put much thought into that in Pattaya, Thailand. Anthony Garafolo Human Resources Manager ms Noordam

Westerdam Gets Primped and Polished

Westerdam Gets Primped and Polished

Carla Thomas, Westerdam’s human resources manager, sent in some pictures of ms Westerdam in drydock last week. Westerdam completed its drydock on April 25th. Below you can see all the hard work that went into the overhaul and a picture of the new pool lido deck.

Spotted: HAL Ships in Funchal, Madeira

Spotted: HAL Ships in Funchal, Madeira

Last week we stayed in Funchal, Madeira. We saw three HAL ships – Amsterdam, Eurodam and Ryndam. I’ll start with Amsterdam, April 20, 2012. — Aad Hoogesteger

Mariner Appreciation Week Aboard Prinsendam

Mariner Appreciation Week Aboard Prinsendam

Special thanks to Gerald Bernhoft, HAL’s Director of the Mariner Society, for submitting this post. HAL’s “Elegant Explorer” the ms Prinsendam is on her second 2012 Grand Voyage. During this adventure through the Mediterranean and Black Sea, one week was elevated even further as I hosted Mariner Appreciation week. Starting off in famed Istanbul, our…   read more of “Mariner…”