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Photo Diary: Da Nang, Vietnam

Photo Diary: Da Nang, Vietnam

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, is on Volendam’s voyage from Sydney to Hong Kong and is sharing with us photos from his trip. Here are beautiful photos taken during his visit to Da Nang, Vietnam.

Oosterdam’s Crew Go Down Under

Oosterdam’s Crew Go Down Under

At the end of Oosterdam‘s 14-day drydock in Sydney, Australia, a tour was organized for the crew to see underneath the Oosterdam. It’s not everyday where you get to see what it looks like under a ship. The crew took lots of photos and had a great experience.

Cruise Diary: Komodo Island

Cruise Diary: Komodo Island

Al and I spent the morning on Komodo Island. We took a HAL shore excursion called “Komodo Island Trek” to see the Komodo Dragons. Everyone that exited the ship that day had to be on a tour with a Komodo Island National Park Ranger. It is too dangerous to wander around on your own. Surprisingly…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Gets Award for ‘World’s Largest Cruise Sale’ Map

Nieuw Amsterdam Gets Award for ‘World’s Largest Cruise Sale’ Map

Special thanks to HAL’s Mike Conroy, CTC, manager of onboard sales, for submitting this post. Charles J. Dunwoody, CTC, senior director of national accounts, recently presented the 2012 World’s Largest Cruise Sale Creativity and Team Building plaque to Nieuw Amsterdam’s captain, hotel director and future cruise consultants. They won the award for their world map…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”

Love at First Sight on Noordam

Love at First Sight on Noordam

The happy couple before the engagement (left) and then after at Half Moon Cay. Once upon a time there was a fair maiden (that would be me) Teresa and I did nothing but work. To the point that my only friends were retired although I was just turning 40. My friend, DJ, asked me to…   read more of “Love at First Sight…”

Photo Diary: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Photo Diary: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Noel Bell, HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, is on Volendam’s voyage from Sydney to Hong Kong and is sharing with us photos from his trip. Here are beautiful photos taken during his visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Rudi’s Recipes: Chocolate and Raisin Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Rudi’s Recipes: Chocolate and Raisin Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Enjoy this delicious recipe, perfect for your holiday celebrations, courtesy of our very own Chef Rudi! Chocolate and Raisin Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce INGREDIENTS Whiskey Sauce: 1.5 cups heavy cream 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 tablespoons cold water 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons whiskey, such as Jack Daniels, Jameson, or Old Bushmills Bread Pudding: 1/2…   read more of “Rudi’s Recipes:…”

Cruise Diary: Darwin, Australia

Cruise Diary: Darwin, Australia

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy these photos from their port call at Darwin, Australia. When we arrived in Darwin we knew it was going to be hot so I thought we should take a long tour….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”