Ruby Turner is sailing on board Ryndam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout her voyage. What a great day. I have talked about traveling through the Panama Canal for as long as I can remember. I found the day one of appreciation and wonder of how this magnificent achievement was accomplished and how… read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”
Category: Panama Canal
Professional photographer Beth Wild shared with us more amazing shore excursion photos, this time from her Panama Canal Cruise. The Embera Indian Village Excursion was the highlight of our Panama Canal Cruise! Our three-year-old played with the natives as if they had know each other for years. Children are so innocent and bare no cultural… read more of “Embera Indian…”
Noel Bell, a HAL guest and frequent blog contributor, sent in these pictures of the Rotterdam in several ports of call in Central America. Enjoy!
Guest Helena Bassett shared with us this photo from her wedding vow renewal ceremony celebrating her 20th anniversary while cruising on Zuiderdam in Oct. 2009. Thanks Helena!
I just came back from the 18-day cruise through the Panama Canal. I was pleasantly surprised that my fellow shipmates were retirees. Although I have not retired myself, it gave me a good perspective of how traveling comfortably with some of my soon-to-be-peers will be. There were only two children on board and one baby…. read more of “A Relaxing Trip…”
Loyal HAL guests George and Marney Wilde recently created a blog, complete with video and photo galleries, to document their experience on board ms Amsterdam as they cruised round-trip from the Port of Long Beach, California, on their Pan-American/Panama Canal cruise. George created a cool interactive map using the GPS device on his Nikon SLR… read more of “George and…”
Cruise enthusiast Fred Claessen shared with us these photos and video from his Christmas cruise on ms Rotterdam, Dec. 24, 2009, through the Panama Canal, exactly 50 years and one week after his first cruise through the canal aboard ss Rotterdam on Dec. 16, 1959. Thanks Fred!
Costa Rica (from Spanish for rich coast) is one of the most beautiful countries in Central America. The flora and fauna here are abundant and one going on tour can see monkeys, crocodiles and different types of birds, like the ones below.