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Thirteen Cruises and Counting

Thirteen Cruises and Counting

Thanks to Mariner William Cowart for sending int his sweet photo taken aboard one of his many voyages! This is among my wonderful memories of our cruise to Antarctica. We have had 13 cruises with Holland America from Norway to Hawaii twice and Alaska twice.

Cruise Diary: Embarking on a Baltic Cruise

Cruise Diary: Embarking on a Baltic Cruise

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! When invited on a Norway Coastal Voyage a few years ago, I fell in love with the Scandinavian countries’ gorgeous scenery. After reviewing Holland American’s Baltic itinerary, I was hooked. In Copenhagen embarkation on the Eurodam went smoothly,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Today is Day of the Seafarer

Today is Day of the Seafarer

Today is Day of the Seafarer! In tribute to all of our seafarers and the world’s 1.5 million seafarers, we proudly say “Thank you, Seafarers!” for all that you do, the sacrifices you make and the smiles you put on so many faces.

Digital Workshop: Soaked Digital Camera? Uncooked Rice May Help

Digital Workshop: Soaked Digital Camera? Uncooked Rice May Help

Special thanks to Statendam’s techspert Ricah who posted this on Hal’s Digital Workshop blog. Techspert Ricah here on the beautiful and elegant ms Statendam. With its epic size and scale Alaska is a great subject for taking beautiful pictures. That being said, guests frequently have to deal with changing weather and rain. Today I thought…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay On Location

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay On Location

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. Well, we’re here, but fogged in. Here’s where HAL’s On Location programming really saves the day’s expectations. The enrichment activities covered the 5 senses, starting with the National Park Rangers…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Digital Workshop: Must-Have Apps

Digital Workshop: Must-Have Apps

Special thanks to Veendam’s techspert Aiden who posted this on Hal’s Digital Workshop blog. Hello again, this is Aiden the Techspert checking in from Northeast Canada. Your Windows 8 machine comes preloaded with some great apps like Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive and Maps. Once you get familiar with these there are a few must-have apps. There…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Video: Passage to the Far East, Part 2

Here is Part 2 of blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen’s video that shows all of the highlights from his “A Passage to the Far East” voyage on Rotterdam.