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Capturing the Wonders of Alaska

Capturing the Wonders of Alaska

Thanks to guest Giles Bobersky for sending in such stunning pictures from his Alaska cruise aboard Zuiderdam. He was able to capture some amazing shots of glaciers calving in South Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm Fjord.  Here are a few shots from a most memorable trip. Looking forward to a return someday!— Giles Bobersky

Rotterdam vs. Eurodam

Rotterdam vs. Eurodam

Here is a great photo taken when Eurodam’s crew invited Rotterdam‘s crew over for a friendly soccer match. Julie Seidel is Rotterdam’s human resources manager.

Cruise Diary: Apia, Samoa

Cruise Diary: Apia, Samoa

Although HAL blogger Gary Frink is home from his Oosterdam cruise, he still had a few wonderful posts to share. Enjoy! By a geographic quirk of fate, the international dateline splits the nation of Samoa from American Samoa. By the Oosterdam passing through the dateline, the passengers and crew were rewarded with two Sundays, April…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Apia,…”

Exploring Oia and Fira at Santorini

Exploring Oia and Fira at Santorini

Thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam guest Angela Wu for sending in some photos while visiting Greece. Angela went to Santorini where she visited the towns of Oia and Fira. It’s just gloriously beautiful … I can see why Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought a vacation home for $5.5M just outside of Oia!— Angela Wu

Chocolate Oakheart Rum Pot Recipe Wins Baccardi Cruise Competition

Chocolate Oakheart Rum Pot Recipe Wins Baccardi Cruise Competition

Thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam‘s Human Resources Clerk Roi Napitupulu for sending in these photos of the Bacardi Cruise Competition winner. Melecio Mirandilla, 2nd  patissier onboard Nieuw Amsterdam, recently won the dessert category for the Baccardi Cruise Competition with his “Chocolate Oakheart Rum Pot.” Hotel Director Marco Van Belleghem, Manager of Culinary Ops Darren Lewis and Executive…   read more of “Chocolate Oakheart…”

Cruise Diary: Raiatea, French Polynesia

Cruise Diary: Raiatea, French Polynesia

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! After another day at sea, we docked at Raiatea, Society Island — a French speaking port of French Polynesia that uses francs for currency. We skipped exercise in order to…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Mexico Visit and Dolphin Kisses

Mexico Visit and Dolphin Kisses

Thanks to Zaandam guests Shannon and Sebastian for sending us pictures from their recent vacation, including an adorable photo from the Dolphin Encounter shore excursion. We went on the 7-Day Mexican Riviera in April and had a blast! This was our first cruise and our first time to Mexico. Attached are four photos I would…   read more of “Mexico Visit and…”

Cruise Diary: Mahon, Minorca

Cruise Diary: Mahon, Minorca

Five-Star Mariners 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! Welcome to Mahon, Minorca, Spain. Minorca is the capital and seaport of the Spanish island of Minorca (or “Menorca”). Minorca is the second largest and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”