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Adventures Await at Every Port in South America

Adventures Await at Every Port in South America

Big thanks to Veendam’s entertainer Mara Jill Herman for sending in this fun post from her recent stops in South America. Enjoy! It’s been a month since I left the states but somehow it feels like much longer. As the Bermuda days of my itinerary dwindled, the temperature dropped and the Sundays in New York…   read more of “Adventures Await at…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Panama Canal

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Panama Canal

No matter how many times I’ve been in the locks of the Panama Canal (and it’s been more than a few) I cannot help but marvel at this amazing feat of technology. No pumps, only gravity … amazing. Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam

Postcards from Two HAL Cruises

Postcards from Two HAL Cruises

Here are photos from our Nieuw Amsterdam cruise throughout the Mediterranean and also two photos from our Statendam cruise that transited the Panama Canal. – Shirley Walker and Edward Cleary, HAL Mariners

Facebook Fans: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Facebook Fans: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

We asked our Facebook fans for their favorite rainbow photos, and we got some gorgeous shots. Enjoy! This shot was taken from the lido deck just as the roof was opening over the pool. I believe it was just outside St. Thomas. My childhood friend and I (BFF) were celebrating 41 years of friendship with…   read more of “Facebook Fans:…”

A New Dawn, A New Day

A New Dawn, A New Day

We asked our Facebook fans for their favorite sunrise photo, and we got some gorgeous shots. Enjoy! Panama Canal Cruise on Zuiderdam. April 2-12, 2011. Taken between 6:45-7:15am, April 10, 2011 — John M. Campbell Taken from the Rotterdam on June 1, 2011, our last night on board, between Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. — Joyce Halee

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Panama Canal

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Panama Canal

The Panama Canal never ceases to impress me, to be raised up by the lock system to 26m or 85ft above the mean height of sea level, cross the Gatun lake and then to be safely lowered on the other side. I have transited the Panama Canal many times, on the first occasion, as a…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Snapshot from Costa Rica

Snapshot from Costa Rica

I took this picture in Costa Rica. We were on the Panama Canal cruise tour aboard the Zuiderdam and thoroughly enjoyed it … even considering going again! – Patty Barth, HAL Mariner

Kudos for Zuiderdam

Kudos for Zuiderdam

We recently experienced the most wonderful cruise on the Zuiderdam cruising to the Panama Canal. The ports of call were great and the Panama Canal fascinating. The ship personnel were all so friendly and helpful plus the food and entertainment were excellent. Our excursion on the bus, train and canal in Costa Rica was outstanding,…   read more of “Kudos for…”