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Cruise Diary: The Explorations Café

Cruise Diary: The Explorations Café

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. The ship’s library is a great place to get some work done or enjoy a good book. We had a special coffee made at the Explorations Café, then wrote a few travel articles, and picked out…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

Carnival Lights Up Rio, Part 1

Carnival Lights Up Rio, Part 1

Maasdam’s Assistant Shorex Manager David Happe took some amazing photos when he attended the fabulous Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Captain!

Happy Birthday, Captain!

Volendam recently celebrated Captain Arno Jutten’s birthday and there was no hiding for the captain, as the celebrations followed him throughout the day. It was first kicked off during breakfast on a sea-day, when the lido staff sang happy birthday. Then, at coffee time on the bridge, he was further surprised when the cruise director…   read more of “Happy Birthday,…”

Beautiful Icebergs in Antarctica

Beautiful Icebergs in Antarctica

Thanks to HAL guest Rebecca Thomsen for sending in these great photos from her South America & Antarctica Grand Voyage on Prinsendam.

Cruise Diary: SPAM – An Iconic Hawaiian Delicacy

Cruise Diary: SPAM – An Iconic Hawaiian Delicacy

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 19, 2013: Today we had another busy day of activities and lectures. When I was a kid my mother served…   read more of “Cruise Diary: SPAM…”