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She Cycled Across Canada to Cruise on Volendam

She Cycled Across Canada to Cruise on Volendam

Volendam Cruise Director Michelle Worthley sent us this photo and story: Sidny Ginsberg, from New York, is currently a guest on board the ms Volendam and recently participated as a cyclist with the not-for-profit organization called Bike & Build which raises funds for affordable housing projects. Sidny recently cycled the Northern Route from New Hampshire,…   read more of “She Cycled Across…”

Postcards from Alaska

Postcards from Alaska

Mariner Don Glabe sent us these photographs from his Alaska cruise aboard Westerdam.

Ryndam Deck Department Holds Family Makan

Ryndam Deck Department Holds Family Makan

During a recent Alaska cruise a family Makan was held in the Bosun store for the Ryndam’s Deck Department. Personnel from the Deck Department perform a variety of tasks on board, including that of quartermasters who do the steering, lookout duties on the bridge and tender driving. Able seamen and ordinary seamen work on general…   read more of “Ryndam Deck…”

Statendam’s Tug of War Battle Royale

Statendam’s Tug of War Battle Royale

It is traditional to have competitions as part of the celebration for the Indonesian Independence Day. The competitions took place on August 12th on the large pier in Haines, Alaska, and included tug of war, bakiak race and sack race. The tug of war is always the most exciting of the three games because departments…   read more of “Statendam’s…”

Dog Sledding on Mendenhall Glacier

Dog Sledding on Mendenhall Glacier

There was an amazing crew tour on August 19th in Juneau, Alaska — 11 crew members were able to go on an Alaskan tour of a lifetime! We went dog sledding on Mendenhall Glacier! The three-hour tour included a helicopter flight to and from Mendenhall Glacier, a two-mile dog sledding experience on the glacier and…   read more of “Dog Sledding on…”

Where’d She Get that DAM Hat?

Where’d She Get that DAM Hat?

Remember Perry King? He was our latest cruise diarist on his recent Alaska cruise, and he sent us daily reports and photos via his iPhone. It was a great experiment and proved that the iPhone is pretty much as cool as folks say it is. Perry sent us this final photo from his cruise. It’s…   read more of “Where’d She…”

‘Awesome’ Alaska

‘Awesome’ Alaska

Holland America Line’s Amsterdam is in Juneau today. ‘Dude! Alaska is soooooooo awesome!’ These were the words uttered by my 10-year-old son on our first morning in that most majestic of American states, Alaska. We had sailed from Seattle two days before, and on this morning, I awoke early, peeked out the curtains and nudged…   read more of “‘Awesome&#8217…”