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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…”

Volendam Donates Books in Juneau

Volendam Donates Books in Juneau

There will be some happy readers in Juneau, Alaska, due to the 300+ books that were donated to the Juneau Public Library during the Volendam’s August 7th call. We’ve also started to work with the Juneau Port Agent and Customs Boarder Protection Officials to organize collecting donations from crew to give to various organizations in…   read more of “Volendam Donates…”

Grilling on Zaandam’s Bow

Grilling on Zaandam’s Bow

During one of the Zaandam’s call of only two this season to the port of Skagway, a crew barbecue was held on the bow. The weather was so fabulous many thought we had taken a wrong turn and ended up in the Caribbean. Below are some photos including one of the crew hiding way from…   read more of “Grilling on…”

Perry’s Alaska iPhone Diary: Ketchikan, Alaska

Perry’s Alaska iPhone Diary: Ketchikan, Alaska

After Thursday night we wound up the cruise with a bang! In Ketchikan, our last port of the cruise, we had a big Alaska Salmon Barbecue lunch outside at the pool before our big shopping finale.

Perry’s Alaska iPhone Diary: Juneau, Alaska

Perry’s Alaska iPhone Diary: Juneau, Alaska

Our second visit to Juneau on our round-trip cruise. The cruise ship docks are right at the foot of town with mountains surrounding the town. We spent the entire day shopping since we had seen most of the Juneau sites last week. Shopping was easy with a multitude of shops right near all the ships….   read more of “Perry’s…”