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Photo Diary: Bali

Photo Diary: 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. This was taken on the pier at Bali today.

Cruise Diary: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cruise Diary: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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. 14, 2013: Today Al and I took the “Deluxe Coastal Cruise with Whale Watching” tour while we were in Cabo…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Cabo…”

Glimpse at the Vibrant Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Part 1

Glimpse at the Vibrant Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Part 1

Maasdam arrived in Brazil just in time for the world famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro! The vivacious and colorful festival is the largest in the world and its easy to see why. Here are some photos taken by Chief Electrician Don MacLeod. More to come!

Postcard from San Juan

Postcard from San Juan

Erik Elvejord, Holland America Line’s director of public relations, currently is on board Eurodam, and today he sent in this pretty snapshot of the ship at San Juan, Puerto Rico. Thanks, Erik!

Photo Diary: A Day at Sea

Photo Diary: A Day at Sea

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. A day in the Java Sea today and we came across some drilling activity.

Welcoming Arrival at Nha Trang, Vietnam

Welcoming Arrival at Nha Trang, Vietnam

Thanks to Volendam’s Travel Guide Ian Page for sending in this note and photos from their arrival at Vietnam. Volendam visited Nha Trang, Vietnam on Feb. 12th and we were welcomed by local officials, as well as, dragon dancers, TV crews and leaders of the local tourist organization. The reason? We were their first ship…   read more of “Welcoming Arrival…”