Two more weeks before we head towards warmer weather. So far, September has been a good month, much better than last year. We have had nothing but great weather in Alaska this month. A few days ago, we were in Ketchikan, Alaska where temperatures were so high that hardly any bears came out. The sun… read more of “The Time for…”
Thanks to HAL guest Herman for sending in this great post and photo from his recent cruise with Rotterdam. This is a great photo from our latest cruise with Rotterdam to the North-Cape. This a photo of the “Retreat” area, which is located at the aft of the lido deck. The big screen shown in… read more of “Time to…”
The Swiss Guard stands watch over St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Anthony Garafolo Human Resources Manager Ms Noordam
My husband and I just returned from a seven-day excursion aboard Oosterdam. It was our first cruise. I must tell you that the crew of Oosterdam all treated us like royalty. Every single crew member was cheerful and accommodating to us throughout the whole trip. The shore excursions were informative. We did have a mixup… read more of “Kudos for…”
Special thanks to Josephine van Gent, HAL’s Coordinator of Student Programs, for sharing this post. First year students of the Nautical and Technical School of Amsterdam visited the Eurodam on Aug. 29, while the ship was docked at Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The students were able to get an up-close look at the layout of a… read more of “Eurodam Hosts…”
Guest Elise is on board Rotterdam with her daughter and will be sharing her experience with us during their time on board. Enjoy! In Geiranger, my daughter really wanted to do the Kayak Tour on Geirangerfjord. I thought it would be an adventure I so went along. We disembarked the ship and made our way… read more of “Cruise Diary: At…”
Big thanks to the Bert Lamers who just so happened to be sailing the Mediterranean with his wife and spotted the Thomson Dream, aka HAL’s past Westerdam! Below is the great photo Bert was able to snap as it was departing Civitavecchia on August 29. Thanks Bert!
Oosterdam called at Sitka, Alaska last week and I was able to get a few shots of the surroundings. Enjoy!