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Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam in Sydney

Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam in Sydney

Thanks to our friends at sister line Seabourn for snapping these photos of Amsterdam in Sydney. The photos were taken from the Sydney Sky Tower. Enjoy!

Photo Diary: An Overnight at Bali

Photo Diary: An Overnight at Bali

Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. We enjoyed an overnight at Bali.

Cruise Diary: Port of San Diego

Cruise Diary: Port of San Diego

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. 16, 2013: Al and I had planned to visit the Maritime Museum which is within walking distance of the ship,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Port…”

Postcards from Sydney and Hobart, Australia

Postcards from Sydney and Hobart, Australia

Special thanks to Amsterdam’s Controller M. Jusuf Nouvy for sharing with us these beautiful pictures from the ship’s port calls at Sydney and Hobart, Australia, during the Grand World Voyage. Sydney:

Cruise Diary: Cruising the Caribbean on Eurodam

Cruise Diary: Cruising the Caribbean on Eurodam

Mike Faust, editor of Cruise Currents, is currently sailing on board Eurodam for a seven-night eastern Caribbean cruise and will be chronicling his trip for us. Here is his first post. Well, I am finally on board Holland America Line’s beautiful ms Eurodam, and I am already blown away by HAL! This morning began with…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Recipe: Sicilian Eggplant Caponata by Guest Chef Sarah Grueneberg

Recipe: Sicilian Eggplant Caponata by Guest Chef Sarah Grueneberg

Guest Chef Sarah Grueneberg sailed on Volendam this month and conducted cooking demonstrations in the ship’s state-of-the-art Culinary Arts Center. Grueneberg is the executive chef at Spiaggia in Chicago, Ill., and was a finalist on “Top Chef: Texas.” Grueneberg shared her delicious recipes, and we’ll be featuring them in a few posts over the coming…   read more of “Recipe: Sicilian…”

Captain’s Log: Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

Captain’s Log: Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

20th February, Adelaide and 21st February, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island No photos of Adelaide, I’m afraid. The port lies on an outlying promontory and Adelaide itself is a 45-minute bus, (or train) ride from the Amsterdam. Having transited the shallow and winding channel and then swinging in the turning basin, we berthed port-side to at the…   read more of “Captain’s…”