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Cruise Diary: A Laid-Back Day at Helsinki

Cruise Diary: A Laid-Back Day at Helsinki

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, is aboard Prinsendam and is letting us join in on her vacation. If I had been the itinerary planner for this cruise, I would have put at least one sea day between St. Petersburg and the next port. With St. Petersburg culminating a first…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A…”

Painting Landscapes at the Piano Bar

Painting Landscapes at the Piano Bar

Thanks to artist and guest Casey for sending us some of his work done aboard Veendam. I’m Casey Hoke. I’m 16 years old and from Louisville, Kentucky. I just came back from sailing aboard the MS Veendam with my grandparents (and very well traveled HAL Mariners) from Boston to Quebec. I am a student artist…   read more of “Painting Landscapes…”

Cruise Diary: OnLocation Still on my Mind

Cruise Diary: OnLocation Still on my Mind

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and and couldn’t resist sharing one last adventure with us. Thank goodness I booked a Collectors’ Voyage (which is a back to back) because it gave me time to enjoy the ship and rest up from time ashore….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

A Great Canada/New England Cruise with Veendam

A Great Canada/New England Cruise with Veendam

Thanks to HAL guest Patricia for sending in this post and great photos from her Canada/New England cruise with Veendam. We had a wonderful cruise on Veendam. Thanks to Ibrahim, Teghu, Sambas, Yimi, Haki and Isman for making our cruise so special. They were all so friendly & helpful. We hope we meet again.

Cruise Diary: Kiel Canal

Cruise Diary: Kiel Canal

Thanks to guest Wendy London for letting us join in on her vacation aboard Prinsendam. This post is out of order but too good not to share. Some of the details found below were taken from the ship’s daily program. Let’s face it. Transiting a canal can be like watching paint dry. A couple of…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Kiel…”

Postcard from the North Sea

Postcard from the North Sea

Thanks to HAL guest Erwin Lubbers for sending in this serene photo from his recent Rotterdam cruise. This photo was taken aboard Rotterdam, while we were on the North Sea for our Jewels of the Baltic cruise.

Cruise Diary: Canaletto Dinner and Galley Tour

Cruise Diary: Canaletto Dinner and Galley Tour

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 food, as one might imagine, is incredible. Whether it…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”