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Cruise Diary: Crow’s Nest

Cruise Diary: Crow’s Nest

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who currently is on board Zaandam and will be sending in blog posts from her cruise. I am sitting in the lovely Crow’s Nest right now writing blogs. This is one of my favorite spots on the ship. The views are great and the music is relaxing. This…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Pinnacle Grill

Cruise Diary: Pinnacle Grill

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who currently is on board Zaandam and will be sending in blog posts from her cruise. The Pinnacle Grill provided a wonderful alternative to the main dining room on our first formal evening. The food was excellent, the presentation impressive, and the service impeccable. The beef skewers we…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

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.