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Cruise Diary: Israel

Cruise Diary: Israel

Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Here we are at our first stop in Israel. We have been here before, but chose a different tour this time. We did: “Jaffa on…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Ode to The Beedam

Ode to The Beedam

Here are some pictures and a poem by guests Peter and Bruce about the ship building contest held recently on Veendam. Out of the four in competition they won. It floated, stayed up right, held cargo (12 cans of soda) and got a very big crowd response. “The Beedam” by Peter and Bruce This mighty…   read more of “Ode to The…”

Cruise Diary: Wrap-Up

Cruise Diary: Wrap-Up

HAL blogger Gary Frink was sailing on board Oosterdam and this is the last posts from his voyage. Aboard Oosterdam en route to Honolulu to Vancouver. This is our last full day aboard the Oosterdam. We first found our way to cabin 4082, and the large orange life boat hanging three feet out our window,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Oosterdam’s King Neptune Ceremony

Oosterdam’s King Neptune Ceremony

During the 24-day South Pacific Crossing, the ms Oosterdam passed the Equator on April 23, 2013, where King Neptune, Majesty of the Seas, granted passage at his Venerable Court to all officers and crew that they’ve been found worthy to be granted membership in his domain, the Royal and Ancient Order of Shellbacks. Naturally, there were…   read more of “Oosterdam’s King…”

Noordam and Eurodam Meet Near Athens

Noordam and Eurodam Meet Near Athens

Here is a picture of Noordam and Eurodam docked overnight in Pireaus near Athens, Greece. Definitely a five-star Holland America day! Amy Kreft is Eurodam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: Port Said, Egypt

Cruise Diary: Port Said, Egypt

Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ve just received these wonderful posts. We’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! Port Said, Egypt, was a first-time stop for us. We have sailed past this city many times since it…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Port…”

Cruising Fun With Mom

Cruising Fun With Mom

Thanks to Facebook fan and 3-Star Mariner Joyce van der Spek for sending us some great pictures from her cruise with her mom.