This was our fist cruise, so it might be of interest to the “newbies” out there. We had never taken a cruise before, so decided to celebrate our anniversary with a cruise to Alaska. Several of our cruising friends recommended Holland America. We were not disappointed, it was simply the best vacation we have ever… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Category: Alaska & Yukon
Early in the morning we climbed in the truck to head off to Tok, Alaska. Training was scheduled for the afternoon, so it’s an early start on Alaska Route 1, one of the main roads into and out of Alaska from the lower 48. The initial ride out of Anchorage was just like any other… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Nothing helps you adjust to a four-hour time change like sunlight until 11:30 p.m. After nine hours of flying I arrived at Anchorage to the mid-afternoon sun and 40-degree temperatures. Anchorage is a bustling metropolitan city set amidst the backdrop of beautiful snow-capped mountains. Just a quick ride from the airport, the Westmark Anchorage welcomes… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Ryndam’s Chief Engineer Denny Beerens snapped this gorgeous shot of Westerdam as it was entering Glacier Bay in Alaska.
Editor’s note: Today Holland America Line has five ships in Alaska and one on the way: Amsterdam is at Juneau, Ryndam is at Skagway, Statendam is cruising the Inside Passage, Zaandam is cruising Galcier Bay, Zuiderdam is cruising Tracy Arm and Westerdam is en route to Glacier Bay from Seattle. We’ve been saving this post… read more of “Video: Around…”
Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Line, was presented with two separate awards while he was in Miami, Fla., last week attending the Cruise Shipping Miami convention. Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse (left) accepted the 2009 Cruise Vision Award from St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe at a ceremony at the… read more of “Stein Kruse Accepts…”
Last spring on the ms Ryndam, I captured the magic of Glacier Bay National Park in another time-capture sequence. Of course, nothing can compare to actually being on board and enjoying this magnificent environment with all your senses, but this video will give you the experience in a nutshell (if you can crack one in… read more of “Glacier Bay — The…”