On June 12 in Seward the Filipino Community on board the Ryndam celebrated the Philippines’ 111 years of independence from the colonial rule of Spain. The day started with the “Raising the Flag Ceremony” followed by the famous “Tug of War Competitions” between all the departments. During the day there was a “Filipino Independence Day… read more of “More Filipino…”
Ioana Chereg, crew purser aboard Ryndam and a regular contributor, sent us her beautiful photos taken when the ship was at Sitka, Alaska.
On June 1 we had the chance to walk on the old gold trail in Skagway. The Chilkoot Trail is the centerpiece of gold rush history in Skagway. It was the mail route to the riches of the Klondike. Today, the trail is a tranquil place of incredible beauty. The rain forest is alive with… read more of “Ryndam Crew Hikes…”
Ioana is Ryndam’s crew purser.
Our crew had the chance to experience an unforgettable journey through tunnels, over sky-high and remote valleys to the summit of White Pass aboard an old-fashion rail car on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Breathtaking scenery and an unforgettable day!
Steven Kona Simao, Holland America Line’s director of sales — western division, showed off his Photoshop skills on this picture he snapped while Ryndam was at Vancouver.
Ryndam’s crew had a great time experiencing a different “sea life” on the Bering Sea Crab Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska. Ioana is the crew purser aboard Ryndam.