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Looking Back: A Wild Ride in Rio de Janeiro

Looking Back:  A Wild Ride in Rio de Janeiro

Thanks to Bob New for sharing this story. He is preparing for January 2014 Grand Voyage around South America aboard the ms Prisendam. As he looks forward to the trip, he also looks back. In late 1968 Dolores and I and our daughter were on a British ship, on an around-the-world voyage. The ship was…   read more of “Looking Back: A…”

Cruise Diary: The Love Boat

Cruise Diary:  The Love Boat

Award-winning author and writer Jeanette Hurt is cruising the Baltic on Prinsendam with her entire family to watch her parents renew their vows. Enjoy her words and her husband (and professional photographer) Kyle Edwards’ photos. You can also follow her on Twitter @JHurtAuthor or www.jeanettehurt.com. Before my family went on the cruise, my sister’s boyfriend,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

It’s a Holland Amerika Lijn Car

It’s a Holland Amerika Lijn Car

Thanks to HAL employee Miranda for sending in pictures of this adorable and unique car. I noticed this car in our area, and I honestly thought it was some sort of charter for guests to/from the airport to the cruise terminal. But the curiosity was there, so I went on the internet for it but…   read more of “It’s a…”

Recipe: Chef Karen Nicolas’ Baked Mushroom Bureka with Summer Bean Salad and Feta Cheese

Recipe: Chef Karen Nicolas’ Baked Mushroom Bureka with Summer Bean Salad and Feta Cheese

Karen Nicolas, executive chef at Todd Gray’s Equinox, is one of only a handful of lucky toques to be named among Food & Wine magazine’s 2012 Best New Chefs in America. Chef Nicolas recently sailed on Amsterdam as part of the Culinary Arts Center program and gave a couple of exciting and mouth-watering demonstrations. BUREKA:…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Karen…”

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed on a 7-day Inside Passage Cruise visiting Alaska on Zuiderdam with her family. Enjoy reading about their adventure. This post was written by Jennifer M. Just returned from an incredible 7-day Inside Passage Cruise, visiting Glacier Bay on the Holland America Zuiderdam Cruise Ship. We had…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: After Hours at the State Hermitage Museum

Cruise Diary: After Hours at the State Hermitage Museum

Award-winning author and writer Jeanette Hurt is cruising the Baltic on Prinsendam with her entire family to watch her parents renew their vows. Enjoy her words and her husband (and professional photographer) Kyle Edwards’ photos. You can also follow her on Twitter @JHurtAuthor or www.jeanettehurt.com. The Church on the Spilled Blood was beautiful. Catherine’s Palace…   read more of “Cruise Diary: After…”

Zaandam Gets a Paint Job at Ketchikan

Zaandam Gets a Paint Job at Ketchikan

Thanks to guest Catherine McCall for sending us some photos from her Alaska cruise. I travelled to Alaska June 9, 2013 on the Zaandam…while passengers were enjoying a glorious day ashore in Ketchican, crew members were painting the ship!! Then, at Skagway, another shot of the Zaandam in port. I took well over 1000 photos…   read more of “Zaandam Gets a…”