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Cruise Diary: Departing San Diego

Cruise Diary: Departing San Diego

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who currently is on board Zaandam and will be sending in blog posts from her cruise. Our cruise departed for Hawaii and Mexico from San Diego. San Diego is a great spot to spend several pre- or post-cruise days sightseeing. The scenery, sunshine, and beaches are very special…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Hilo, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Hilo, Hawaii

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy this post and photos from their call at Hilo, Hawaii. Al and I took a tour called “Waterfall Spectacular” to see the waterfalls in Hilo during our port call there. It…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Hilo,…”

Zaandam’s Friendly Soccer Match

Zaandam’s Friendly Soccer Match

During our recent call at Hilo, Hawaii, a few of Zaandam’s crew members were able to enjoy a beautiful day ashore and take part in a friendly soccer match. It was an afternoon filled with a lot of adrenaline, exercise and overall fun. The crew members were very excited and are looking forward to participating…   read more of “Zaandam’s…”

Zaandam Postcards from Hawaii

Zaandam Postcards from Hawaii

Special thanks to HAL guest Frans Jonges for sharing these photos from his recent Hawaii cruise aboard Zaandam.

Aloha, Zaandam

Aloha, Zaandam

Thanks to guest Bob Jones for sending in this snapshot of Zaandam anchored off of Lahaina, Hawaii, Nov. 4.

Top Five Destinations from HAL Facebook Contest

Top Five Destinations from HAL Facebook Contest

Our Facebook fans have really enjoyed the opportunity to share their travel desires on Facebook since our contest launched in August. While it’s not required to enter, so many of you are having fun selecting your top dream destinations. So, what are the top five places you want to go so far? #1 EUROPE #2…   read more of “Top Five…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Honolulu

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Honolulu

The black silhouette of the palm trees against the sky was a postcard moment in Honolulu. The islands are breathtaking, and I think it’s impossible to take a bad photo in Hawaii. Jonathan Bailey Safety, Environmental and Health Officer ms Rotterdam