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Scenic Cruising on Eurodam

Scenic Cruising on Eurodam

Thanks to HAL fan Gilles Jobidon for sending in photos from his Eurodam cruise. Enjoy! Here is a great photo of Eurodam in front of Chateau Frontenac in Québec City. 2012 was a year to remember due to our Viking cruise on Eurodam. The fjords in Norway were great but then came Greenland’s Prince Christian…   read more of “Scenic Cruising on…”

Journalists Sail to Norway on Rotterdam

Journalists Sail to Norway on Rotterdam

Journalists Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher recently sailed on Rotterdam to Norway and they wrote a wonderful piece about their experience. NORWAY – Norway has earned the moniker Land of the Midnight Sun because from May through July, the sun never completely sets north of the Arctic Circle, which comprises about half of the…   read more of “Journalists Sail to…”

Three Times with HAL in 2012

Three Times with HAL in 2012

Mariners Nancy and Doug Crosbie cruised with HAL three times this year, each time on a different ship. They were kind enough to share a photo from each voyage. Thanks Nancy and Doug!

First-Time Cruiser Sails on Rotterdam

First-Time Cruiser Sails on Rotterdam

Thanks to HAL guest Chantal de Wit for sending in these great photos and post from her cruise on Rotterdam. Here are some great pictures taken while I was aboard Rotterdam on a Norway cruise in August with my aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Hazenberg, who are both Mariners. It was my first cruise…   read more of “First-Time Cruiser…”

Postcards from Rotterdam

Postcards from Rotterdam

Visitors to the ss Rotterdam, docked at the city of Rotterdam as a hotel and museum, line her decks during the World Port Festival in the Port of Rotterdam. This was shot from our ms Rotterdam as it sailed past to begin a Norwegian fjords cruise last month. Photo: Journalist J.S. Fletcher Rainbow (right) over…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Spectacular Sunset en Route to Norway

Spectacular Sunset en Route to Norway

Special thanks to journalist Kathy M. Newbern who recently sailed aboard Rotterdam to the Norwegian Fjords. This stunning sunset photo was snapped en route from Rotterdam to Bergen. Thanks, Kathy!

Norway Cruise Inspires Lofoten Islands Diptych

Norway Cruise Inspires Lofoten Islands Diptych

Professional artist Piet Noest cruised Norway on Prinsendam in June 2012 and shared with us some of the studies he completed on the ship. Piet used these studies to complete his ultimate project, a diptych of the Lofoten Islands. The studies for the ‘Lofoten Diptych’ were done from the verandah of my cabin on Prinsendam,…   read more of “Norway Cruise…”