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Cool iPhone Reflection Photo of Statendam

Cool iPhone Reflection Photo of Statendam

Thanks again to Jeff Deutsch, Statendam’s security officer, for sharing this cool photo taken with his iPhone of the ship at Haines, Alaska, on Sept. 19, 2012.

Cruise Diary: Sights of Monaco

Cruise Diary: Sights of Monaco

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg were on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on board Ryndam. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. How lucky we were to find ourselves moored at the yacht harbor of Monaco early one morning. For half a day Ryndam was the largest yacht at port. Lucky us to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Our Cutest HAL Mariner

Our Cutest HAL Mariner

Thanks to guest Blanca Ramos Frendo for sending in this great photo of one of our younger cruisers on board Nieuw Amsterdam, the adorable Julia.

Blue Skies in San Francisco

Blue Skies in San Francisco

Thanks to Zuiderdam’s Night Audit Office Alexander “Dony” Suryonugroho for this post taken during the ship’s recent call at San Francisco. Here is a great photo taken in downtown San Francisco during Zuiderdam’s call on October 4th. A clear blue sky, the contrast of an old and new building, combined with the airplane soaring by,…   read more of “Blue Skies in San…”

Joanne’s Postcards from Ostia Antica

Joanne’s Postcards from Ostia Antica

Here are more photos from my tour at Ostia Antica, a large archeological site reached from the port of Civitavecchia.

Cruise Diary: Barbecue on Pool Deck

Cruise Diary: Barbecue on Pool Deck

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg were on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on board Ryndam. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. On a late afternoon, while moored at Civitavecchia, HAL organized a barbecue on the pool deck. Both guest and crew enjoyed the gathering that included special drinks and desserts!

Amsterdam Welcomes Girl Scout Troop at Juneau, Alaska

Amsterdam Welcomes Girl Scout Troop at Juneau, Alaska

On Sept. 11, a group of Girl Scout Brownies toured Amsterdam while at Juneau, Alaska. Joan Pardes sent the note below to the Juneau Empire newspaper expressing the troop’s gratitude to HAL: Juneau Girl Scout Troop 4036 would like to thank Holland America Line (HAL) for hosting the troop’s recent visit aboard the ms Amsterdam….   read more of “Amsterdam Welcomes…”