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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…”

Postcards from Alaska

Postcards from Alaska

This is our deck officers’ view: Sitka before arrival. Chatham Strait on a beautiful day. Ioana is the crew purser on Ryndam

Captain’s Log: Scouts’ Honor

Captain’s Log: Scouts’ Honor

Aboard Volendam With the conversion of the Queen’s Room to the Microsoft Digital Workshop center for guests, we moved the Queen’s Room furniture to the Hudson Room and donated the Hudson Room furniture to the Boy Scouts in Ketchikan, Alaska. Chief Housekeeper Koos van Beesten. and Ketchikan ship’s agent Bill Halloran