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Postcards from a Panama Canal Cruise

Postcards from a Panama Canal Cruise

Special thanks to HAL guest Wayne Tippin for sharing these photos from his March 2012 Panama Canal cruise from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego aboard Statendam.

HAL Ships at the Panama Canal

HAL Ships at the Panama Canal

Hello Dear HAL friends, After almost 25 years I still admire your crew and the HAL ships. [I like] the older ships the most yet I don’t want to become a nostalgic old nagger. I can’t stop returning aboard! They are working on the construction project of the

Snapshots from a Sunfarer Voyage

Snapshots from a Sunfarer Voyage

Big thanks to HAL guest Bryan for these gorgeous photographs. Bryan took Zuiderdam’s Panama Canal Sunfarer Voyage and got some amazing shots he wanted to share with us. Thanks again, Bryan!

Kudos for a Zuiderdam Cruise

Kudos for a Zuiderdam Cruise

The Caribbean and the Panama Canal March 2012 was my first ever cruise with HAL and my friend’s second. Visiting so many fascinating places and seeing the Panama Canal was fantastic. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked another cruise for November. We are two English ladies who have both lost our husbands…   read more of “Kudos for a…”

A Heartfelt Thanks to HAL

A Heartfelt Thanks to HAL

Thank you to HAL guest Carol Ann for sending in this heartfelt note and picture from her last cruise with her mother. The HAL staff’s dedication to excellence and hard work is rewarded tenfold with kind words like these. On March 22, 2010, my mother Lois Wilson attended the Captain’s Luncheon on the last full…   read more of “A Heartfelt Thanks…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: San Diego

Bert’s Beauty Shots: San Diego

It is the end of the season – our last time in San Diego. I can’t wait to confront the Alaskan wildlife with my camera. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

Enjoying the Little Things

Enjoying the Little Things

Thanks to Sara Morrison, HAL’s Coordinator of Onboard Sales, for sharing this post from her Zuiderdam cruise. I have found that the key to a great vacation is slowing down and taking the time to enjoy the little things. Simple things like palm trees swaying in the Aruba breeze; birds soaring in Bonaire on an…   read more of “Enjoying the Little…”

Statendam Crew Gives Back in a Major Way, Part 2

Statendam Crew Gives Back in a Major Way, Part 2

We introduced an extensive donation program among guests and crew over the last couple of weeks. Everyone on board became very much involved which resulted in a large amount of items the school needed. The ship’s staff and crew showed their caring spirit by pulling together to offload the donated items in a ceremony accompanied…   read more of “Statendam Crew…”