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Zaandam Crosses the Line

Zaandam Crosses the Line

Thanks to Kelly Williams, Zaandam’s event manager, for this fun post. The Zaandam’s repositioning cruise to the Northwest saw the ship repeat Saturday, April 28 as the ship crossed the International Date Line in the cold, blustery North Pacific from Eastern Russia to Alaska. Guests turned out in force to welcome King Ægir (Norse God…   read more of “Zaandam Crosses the…”

Mother Nature at its Best in Norway

Mother Nature at its Best in Norway

We just arrived home from an action packed week aboard the Ryndam visiting Oslo and the Fjords. The weather was a bit of everything Mother Nature could throw at us but we all survived and enjoyed what we could and made the most of every situation. Maybe they should move the Christmas House from Drøbak…   read more of “Mother Nature at…”

Enjoying the Little Things

Enjoying the Little Things

Thanks to Sara Morrison, HAL’s Coordinator of Onboard Sales, for sharing this post from her Zuiderdam cruise. I have found that the key to a great vacation is slowing down and taking the time to enjoy the little things. Simple things like palm trees swaying in the Aruba breeze; birds soaring in Bonaire on an…   read more of “Enjoying the Little…”

140 Years Young: Honored for Green Initiatives

140 Years Young: Honored for Green Initiatives

May 14, 2010: In recognition of its measurable efforts to reduce its environmental footprint both at sea and in port, HAL is selected as the 2010 Marine Environmental Business of the Year by the Port of Seattle and the Seattle Propeller Club. Noting the company’s detailed Environmental Management System plan that governs its fleet-wide efforts,…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

Csaba’s Aperture: Reflection of the Blue

Csaba’s Aperture: Reflection of the Blue

Let me share with you my capture of the day. Oosterdam and Zaandam (pictured) were at Sitka together. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Beautiful Day in Monte Carlo

Beautiful Day in Monte Carlo

Thanks to HAL guest Jac for sending in this picture of his wife in front of Eurodam at Monte Carlo, Monaco. After a visit to the palace the pair went back to the ship for lunch and snapped this picture.

Early Mother’s Day Surprise

Early Mother’s Day Surprise

I was vacationing on the Eurodam, and my parents are currently on the Rotterdam. We found out that we would be in port together in Rome, but my parents had already booked a full day shore excursion, as they wanted time to see the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, which my dad had not seen before….   read more of “Early…”