Ioana is Ryndam’s crew purser.
Category: Alaska & Yukon
Our crew had the chance to experience an unforgettable journey through tunnels, over sky-high and remote valleys to the summit of White Pass aboard an old-fashion rail car on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Breathtaking scenery and an unforgettable day!
While cruising aboard the Amsterdam, May 16-23, I road the tram to the top of Mount Roberts and took some photos of the approach to the city and of two lovely Damships: the Amsterdam and the Zuiderdam. The cruise aboard the Amsterdam was wonderful; she is fabulous, with a wonderful crew and excellent food and… read more of “Postcards from…”
While cruising aboard the Amsterdam, May 16 – 23, I enjoyed a port day in Sitka, Alaska. Following breakfast and a quiet morning, my mother and I went down to A deck and boarded a tender for a quiet, calm ride from the ship to shore. The bay was still, and so the ride was… read more of “Postcards from…”
We just returned from a wonderful seven days on the Statendam and it was great seeing so many of our favorite crew members from the Inca cruise in January. After getting aboard on May 24th using a wheelchair, great improvement came so I donated the chair to the ship. Hope it will make things better… read more of “Postcards from…”
As I sit here in my hotel room on a foggy night in Juneau, I can’t help but reflect on this grand journey. Perhaps it’s the film noir feel of this old-fashioned hotel room — the feeling that makes me want to be typing not on a MacBook, but a Remington typewriter. Or perhaps it’s… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Being an aviation enthusiast, I knew I would enjoy the flight from Skagway to Juneau, but I wasn’t even close to understanding just how great it would be. Wings of Alaska is the only airline serving Skagway Airport (SKG). It operates the Cessna Grand Caravan on scheduled services. It also operates several other aircraft on… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Skagway, very much like Dawson City, is a throwback to the days of yore. With its boardwalk-lined streets and colorful buildings, it welcomes visitors with a sense of whimsy and adventure. Likewise, the Westmark Skagway welcomes its visitors with a sense of history. Its lobby and restaurant are filled with images from the gold rush… read more of “Anthony’s…”