Amsterdam’s Hotel Manager Bert van Mackelenbergh was lucky enough to capture these beautiful orcas on film. A baby orca coming to the surface on it’s mommy’s back.
Category: Alaska & Yukon
Myles Williams, Veendam’s crew purser, shared this group shot of some of the crew members before they set off on a zip line tour in Juneau, Alaska. The four-hour tour, set in the beautiful hills of Juneau, features nine different slides, including an amazing bridge.
We found a few Killer Whales in Johnstone Strait just south of Hanson Island. And what’s more amazing is that I shot a few nice pictures of them. With nice I mean not blurry or just a spot in the water where the whale used to be. I have a few hundred of those as… read more of “Captain’s…”
Sailing around the world you come across some interesting ships. Ketchikan is no exception and so here are two. First is an old light vessel that currently goes by the name Marine Bio Researcher. She used to be the LV196 and marked Umatilla Reef of the Oregon Coast from 1961 to 1971. She was built… read more of “Captain’s…”
Veendam’s cellar master, Sean Hart, sent in this note and photos from their visit to the Alaska Brewing Co. Cheers! As you may be aware, HAL ships on the Alaska run do very well with Alaskan beers. After a suggestion (and lots of help!) from Mrs. Erin Reid from Holland America Line, we approached Nancy… read more of “A Cold One for…”
Zuiderdam’s guests enjoyed scenic cruising at Glacier Bay, Alaska, yesterday. Another Wednesday and it has turned out beautiful here in Glacier Bay. It started off foggy but halfway it opened up and we had some fabulous weather. We did not see a whole lotta wildlife but I did catch a lone puffin on camera. Actually… read more of “Captain’s…”
Eva Marti, Amsterdam’s shore excursions manager, sent us these great photos from a recent Lumberjack Competition held in Ketchikan, Alaska, between Holland America Line’s Amsterdam and Princess’ Golden Princess. The Amsterdam team, represented by Leandra Senekal, assistant shorex manager, and Jayne Colella, future cruise consultant, was the winner!
Zaandam called at Sitka, Alaska yesterday. This year is an anomaly economically and weather-wise. It is July in Alaska and the weather we had in May was both brighter and warmer. I am guessing mid to high 50’s today with gray skies and drizzle. The touring goes on regardless of weather and we are in… read more of “Kayaking in Sitka,…”