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Lumberjack For a Day

Lumberjack For a Day

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!

Kayaking in Sitka, Alaska

Kayaking in Sitka, Alaska

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,…”

Captain’s Log: Foggy Illusions

Captain’s Log: Foggy Illusions

Aboard Zuiderdam Sometimes we see some interesting things at sea. This morning we saw the newest Princess ship pulling up beside us. It is a Cabrio Cruiser. No really, the fog at the top end of Vancouver Island is obscuring the superstructure of the Sapphire Princess as we approach the Pine Island pilot station. In…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Postcards from Sitka

Postcards from Sitka

Ioana Cheregi, Ryndam’s crew purser, sent us these gorgeous sunset photos from Sitka, Alaska. The ship called there yesterday.

Seward Booster Gets a Hand from HAL

Seward Booster Gets a Hand from HAL

Dot Bardarson, chair of Holland America Line’s Seward Community Advisory Board, presented a check for $2,000 from Holland America to Dan Krier for the Seward Seahawks Booster Club. The Seward basketball program has a new shooting machine that Holland America helped to purchase. The machine is called The Gun. it delivers the basketball to players…   read more of “Seward Booster Gets…”

What a Catch by Statendam Crew

What a Catch by Statendam Crew

On July 17th, some of Statendam’s brave crew members got together and went on the Bering Sea Crab Tour. Spending several hours on the water, they got to see many crabs and fish. And our brave crew members even got to hold some of the crabs. A tour well enjoyed by all!