Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 Up on the Bridge at 4 a.m., the fog has come in again. Elephant Island lies some 50 miles to our south and we are at reduced speed, the chances of ice have increased as of now. The baleful moan of the whistle continues, it must be getting tired by now…. read more of “Captain’s…”
These were just two of the many icebergs we witnessed during the four days spent cruising Antarctica. The iridescent color of the icebergs set against the pink sky made for a beautiful view. Sue Sakai Direct Mail Specialist Holland America Line
During my South America and Antarctica cruise we stopped at a penguin colony and got up close and personal with these guys. As everyone says, it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Seeing them in the wild, going about their business as if we weren’t there … This is definitely one of those things to put… read more of “Explorer’s…”
It’s not often that we get incredible weather like this in Antarctica. The sky is blue, the water is like glass … Perfection. This is one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth, and to be able to snap a photo like this is priceless. Martin Jaxa-Rozen Shore Excursion Office ms Rotterdam
You wake up, you open the curtains and then you see this! You only can be silent, as the orchestra of water, sky, mountains and ice is playing an unbelievable symphony … something that is burned in your memory forever! Jaap Wisse Chief Engineer ms Prinsendam
We received this great post from Dutch guests, so we’ll post their original copy in Dutch and then a translation, so forgive the possibility of errors. Enjoy these fabulous photos! Wat was het een prachtige cruise naar de verre Zuidpool; we hebben er zo van genoten ondanks het minder mooie weer en de blauwe luchten… read more of “Postcards from…”
HAL guest Jürgen sent in these beautiful shots of glaciers taken while sailing around Antarctica with HAL. Thanks, Jürgen!
The Antarctic: the definition of serene… David Wood Hotel Manager ms Veendam