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Maasdam’s Departure from Montreal

Maasdam’s Departure from Montreal

Special thanks to past HAL guest Alexander Kandic for sending in this post and great photos of Maasdam leaving the port in Montreal. Knowing that the lovely ms Maasdam was docked in old Montreal and due to sail at 5:00 pm Saturday May 26, 2012, I decided to head down to the cruise port area…   read more of “Maasdam’s…”

Enchanting Sights of Quebec

Enchanting Sights of Quebec

Quebec on a sunny day is nothing short of fabulous. Around every corner there is a view, artwork or a colorful street with tempting café and boulangeries. Think of it as a quick trip to Europe.

Beauty in Mahone Bay

Beauty in Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, is a stop along the way to Lunenberg where we had too short a stay. The town is full of beautiful architecture, gorgeous shopping boutiques, a lovely waterfront and a slew of 19th century churches. It really pays to get out of the port city, nice as it may be, because…   read more of “Beauty in Mahone…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Floating Homes

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Floating Homes

Today in Victoria, British Columbia, we saw these beautiful floating homes. Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Oosterdam

Historic Château Frontenac in Quebec

Historic Château Frontenac in Quebec

Big thanks to I Gde Suardhana, Pinnacle Grill waiter on Maasdam, for sending in these gorgeous pictures of the grand Chateau Frontenac hotel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The hotel is a National Historic Site of Canada.

Bert’s Beauty Shot: Vancouver

Bert’s Beauty Shot: Vancouver

It’s great to be back in Vancouver. A perfect day with sunny skies. And again, docked side by side with Amsterdam. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.