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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Floating Homes

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Floating Homes

Today in Victoria, British Columbia, we saw these beautiful floating homes. Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Oosterdam

Maritime Artist Stephen Card Sails on Westerdam

Maritime Artist Stephen Card Sails on Westerdam

Maritime Artist Stephen Card recently sailed aboard Westerdam to Alaska. He took some time to pose with the ship’s Hotel Manager Ron Bontenbal and Captain Pieter van Maurik in front of one of his paintings titled “Princess Margriet.” Stephen, a native of Bermuda, has created more than 90 paintings for Holland America Line. He also…   read more of “Maritime Artist…”

Ryndam Holds Tender Driver Course

Ryndam Holds Tender Driver Course

In Norway, a tender driver course was held on board Ryndam. You can see the concentration in Quartermaster Cholief’s face as he practices maneuvering alongside the ship! — Andrew Barker, Ryndam’s safety officer

140 Years Young: Zuiderdam Completes Extensive Enhancements

140 Years Young: Zuiderdam Completes Extensive Enhancements

May 28, 2008: Zuiderdam completes the second phase of the Signature of Excellence enhancements. After a three-week dry dock in the Fincantieri Palermo Shipyard, Zuiderdam emerged with 34 new guest staterooms, the addition of an Explorations Café powered by The New York Times, a larger Pinnacle Grill restaurant, the addition of a new Pinnacle Bar,…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

Cruise Diary: Wine, Models and Mystery at Sea

Cruise Diary: Wine, Models and Mystery at Sea

HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott recently sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage. He blogged about his experience at World Traveler. Enjoy! Wine, Models and Mystery. The 6th in the wine tasting series of the “Glory Seven” was today. Right after there was a fashion demo where I took pictures as Christel, our guest services manager,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Wine,…”

The Rocks of Norway are Alive with Trolls

The Rocks of Norway are Alive with Trolls

Here is a great shot of a large mass of rock taken in Geiranger Fjord, Norway. If you look closely, you can see a face hidden in the rocks. Jonathan Bailey is Rotterdam’s safety and environmental officer.

Cruise Diary: Touring Ketchikan, Alaska

Cruise Diary: Touring Ketchikan, Alaska

Journalist Pat Woods sailed on Oosterdam’s seven-day Alaska Explorer cruise and chronicled her journey for us. The southernmost town of the Inside Passage, Ketchikan, is neatly laid out on a narrow strip at the base of the 3,100-foot Deer Mountain. The first inhabitants were Tlingit tribes who established a fishing camp on Ketchikan Creek. Their…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”