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Cruise Diary: Debarkation and Back to Reality

Cruise Diary: Debarkation and Back to Reality

Day 12: July 30, 2012 At 6:30 a.m. it was already sunny in Venice. We had hoped to see the sailing into the Venice lagoon from our balcony, but we arrived well before the scheduled time. Actually the azipods, used to berth the ship, woke us up. It was a busy day in Venice’s Stazione…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Volendam Celebrates 500th Voyage

Volendam Celebrates 500th Voyage

This cruise (8-22-2012) marks a special occasion for ms Volendam as she celebrates her 500th Voyage. To mark this special occasion all crew members on board received a commemorative T-shirt, organized a crew party and had a photo taken on the bow of the ship. Volendam has seen hundreds of ports and visited some of…   read more of “Volendam Celebrates…”

iPad iBlog: Sitka

iPad iBlog: Sitka

The Captain of our Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest boat, the St. Eugene, called today in Sitka, “epically magical!!” and he was right. We saw many, many animals and all the gorgeous color that Sitka hides away for the sun to unlock. More photos to come from a “real camera” once the downloads and photo…   read more of “iPad iBlog:…”

Formal Night On Board Rotterdam

Formal Night On Board Rotterdam

Thanks to guest Henk van der Linden for sending in this great photo from his recent August cruise on Rotterdam.

Cruise Diary: Split, Croatia

Cruise Diary: Split, Croatia

Day 11: July 29, 2012 Tonight we have to put our luggage in the hallway, so this morning we selected the clothes we are going to wear today and tomorrow. The rest is to be packed in our suitcases. Only 23 kilo’s per bag, so that took some weighing and repacking. Strange how your luggage…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

iPad iBlog: Glacier Bay

iPad iBlog: Glacier Bay

Kids are up early in Glacier Bay and on the lookout for whales and seals! “We saw a ghost ship!” Love the size and convenience of a verandah stateroom. Instant access to the wonders of the world the ship can show you! Mary Schimmelman, Holland America Line’s senior manager of social media, is on vacation…   read more of “iPad iBlog: Glacier…”