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…”
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!
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. 20, 2013: One of the “On Location” team members that boarded the Zaandam in San Diego is living legend Henry… read more of “Cruise Dairy:…”
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,…”
21st-26th February 2013 After writing my last entry on departure from Kangaroo Island I have been somewhat busy, so apologies for the interval in writing. Far down in the Southern Ocean a huge storm was making its way east, although thousands of miles away, the 15m/50 feet swell resulting from it was making its presence… read more of “Captain’s…”
October 20, 1978, Holland America Line was lucky enough to attract and hire Mr. Frans Karel Consen as a 2nd Officer (Navigation). In December 1993 he took the helm as Captain Frans Karel Consen for the Nieuw Amsterdam. It was that same year and on that ship where he met his lovely wife Karen Michele,… read more of “Saying Goodbye to…”
Thanks to HAL guest Rebecca Thomsen for sending in these great photos from her South America & Antarctica Grand Voyage on Prinsendam.
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…”