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:…”
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…”
Thanks to HAL guest Larry Trush for sending in this great photo from his May cruise in Alaska. On May 18th, 2012, we were in Juneau panning in Gold Creek, when a Bald Eagle perched in a tree near our group and watched us long enough where we were able to capture this great shot…. read more of “Spotting a Bald…”
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:…”
Thanks to guest Henk van der Linden for sending in this great photo from his recent August cruise on Rotterdam.
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:…”
Rachel Moodie recently sailed on Volendam and sent in some great posts. Enjoy this one about her kayak adventure in Skagway. Even on vacation my husband and I don’t sit still for very long, we like to get up and go! So when we researched shore excursions we honed in on the adventurous trips with… read more of “Glacier Lake Kayak…”
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…”