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Postcards from Alaska

Postcards from Alaska

Voldendam’s 2nd Officer, James Cook, sent in these great pictures of Alaska’s amazing landscape and wildlife.

Postcards from Marjorie Glacier

Postcards from Marjorie Glacier

Anne Enderby sent in this note and photos: This is from our June 7 cruise on board the Westerdam. I took the first photo just as we were switching from the Johns Hopkins Inlet area into the Marjorie Glacier area, I think. The other photo is of the Veendam as she passed us — she…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Fourth of July Fireworks in Juneau

Fourth of July Fireworks in Juneau

Volendam Crew Purser Odir Rodriguez sent in this picture of guests taking in the July 4 Independence Day fireworks in Juneau. At the stroke of midnight the passengers and crew on board the Volendam welcomed the 4th of July with a spectacular fireworks display put together by the town of Juneau, Alaska. The ship sailed…   read more of “Fourth of July…”

Alaskan Kayaker Rescued

Alaskan Kayaker Rescued

On a recent Portage Glacier tour in Alaska, a passenger took these photos from the tour boat, mv Ptarmigan, when a kayaker (not on the tour) fell into the very cold water and was spotted by a HAL guest. Rescues in Alaska must happen very quickly due to the frigid waters. The captain of the…   read more of “Alaskan Kayaker…”