Lunenberg is billed as the prettiest town in Nova Scotia. It is indeed an artist’s palette of colors, Benjamin Moore would be proud. It’s a fishing town, of course, that used to be a boat building town, however the only boat being built now is a replica of the Bluenose, a sailing schooner. Once finished,… read more of “Exploring…”
Enjoy these pictures from our 114th Filipino Independence Day celebrations, June 12, on board ms Maasdam.
Thanks to HAL guest Mary Ann for sending in this photo of Maasdam. The Maasdam in St. Barts in January 2012. Look closely, the smaller ship in front of her looks like her small child! Even the tenders look similar. – Mary Ann
With great trepidation about the weather, eight of us set out to go sea kayaking in Halifax. It’s about a 45 minute ride to the outfitter’s through the delightful countryside. Despite the chill and lack of sun we arrived to find glass-smooth water awaiting us. The clarity of the water was amazing as you can… read more of “Kayaking in…”
Special thanks to past HAL guest Alexander Kandic for sending in this post and great photos of Maasdam leaving the port in Montreal. Knowing that the lovely ms Maasdam was docked in old Montreal and due to sail at 5:00 pm Saturday May 26, 2012, I decided to head down to the cruise port area… read more of “Maasdam’s…”
Quebec on a sunny day is nothing short of fabulous. Around every corner there is a view, artwork or a colorful street with tempting café and boulangeries. Think of it as a quick trip to Europe.
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, is a stop along the way to Lunenberg where we had too short a stay. The town is full of beautiful architecture, gorgeous shopping boutiques, a lovely waterfront and a slew of 19th century churches. It really pays to get out of the port city, nice as it may be, because… read more of “Beauty in Mahone…”
Big thanks to I Gde Suardhana, Pinnacle Grill waiter on Maasdam, for sending in these gorgeous pictures of the grand Chateau Frontenac hotel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The hotel is a National Historic Site of Canada.