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Maasdam Called at Rotterdam Yesterday

Maasdam Called at Rotterdam Yesterday

Hallo HALblog readers. As you’ll notice, Maasdam made a one-day call at her home port of Rotterdam The Netherlands yesterday, August 11. Bringing home a good friend of mine — Roland Borsje he’s Maasdam provisioning master. Roland invited his family and me to visit him on the Maasdam. Happy to see a good friend after…   read more of “Maasdam Called at…”

Bye, Bye Little Mermaid

Copenhagen’s beloved Little Mermaid, known from the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, will leave the city in 2010. She will travel around the world to be part of World Expo in Shanghai from April to November 2010. The Little Mermaid has never left her spot at Langelinie Pier, where cruise ships dock, since the statue was…   read more of “Bye, Bye Little…”

Views of Maasdam Leaving Rotterdam Today

Views of Maasdam Leaving Rotterdam Today

It never fails — whenever a Holland America Line ship leaves the line’s home port of Rotterdam, Dutch shutterbugs start snapping photos and sending them to us. These are really fresh, as the ship sailed today.

Wine By The Mark

Wine By The Mark

Pay only for what you consume at my favorite Copenhagen restaurant, Peder Oxe. Consumption is measured by the marks on the bottle.

Postcards from Norway

Postcards from Norway

A crew bicycle tour was organized from Honningsvag, Norway, to the North Cape — 20 miles one-way. Only three out of six made it!