Special thanks to Rachel Moodie, HAL’s Internal Communications & Public Relations Manager, for sending in this post and great photos. As some of you may know, Volendam has a “garden theme.” Tasteful floral motifs can be found throughout the ship on curtains, chairs, walls and in paintings. Flowers can be found everywhere you look. My… read more of “Beautiful Flowers…”
Special thanks to Rachel Moodie, HAL Internal Communications & Public Relations Manager, for sending in this post and great photos. Another excellent and adventurous excursion was the Tatoosh Islands Sea Kayaking Tour in Ketchikan. Tatoosh means “protected”, so appropriately, the waters were very calm. Again, the tour description was accurate. We took an exhilarating ride… read more of “Tatoosh Islands Sea…”
This cruise (8-22-2012) marks a special occasion for ms Volendam as she celebrates her 500th Voyage. To mark this special occasion all crew members on board received a commemorative T-shirt, organized a crew party and had a photo taken on the bow of the ship. Volendam has seen hundreds of ports and visited some of… read more of “Volendam Celebrates…”
Rachel Moodie recently sailed on Volendam and sent in some great posts. Enjoy this one about her kayak adventure in Skagway. Even on vacation my husband and I don’t sit still for very long, we like to get up and go! So when we researched shore excursions we honed in on the adventurous trips with… read more of “Glacier Lake Kayak…”
Special thanks to HAL’s Manager of Internal Communications Rachel Moodie for sharing this post with us from her recent Alaska cruise aboard Volendam. I’m a huge fan of going to spas (who isn’t?!), and the GreenHouse Spa on board Volendam was superb. Sally and Fernan give excellent massages (highly recommend them!) and will soothe away… read more of “A ‘His’…”
We greatly enjoyed our Inside Passage cruise from Skagway to Vancouver on August 4-9, 2012, aboard the ms Volendam. While in Alaska we took these pictures. – Earl and Teresa Trawick
Here are more photos from Volendam’s rescue of 70 people who were on an Alaskan day boat tour that struck a rock Sunday, August 19.
Kudos to Volendam’s ship officers and crew along with the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Park Service and other good samaritans who assisted in the rescue of approximately 70 people who were on an Alaskan day boat tour that struck a rock Sunday, August 19. The ship lowered a tender, which collected 69 tourists and… read more of “Volendam Rescues 70…”