Great things about this area of the world are the sunsets. Sunsets in this area are much better than in Alaska, where the sky is usually too bright, which doesn’t give much contrast between sun and sky. In the area we’re sailing in at the moment, it gets dark early and when the sky is… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Westerdam call at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Oct. 2. Cabo San Lucas, our first port of call after leaving San Diego … By now you all know that I like Alaska because of the beautiful surroundings. However, today when we got an overdose of Vitamin D I was happy to be in warmer climates. Temperatures… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
On September 20, there was plenty of cause for celebration aboard the Westerdam in Seattle as a group of more than 400 breast cancer survivors gathered to toast each other and their ongoing fundraising efforts at the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure Puget Sound Survivor Celebration Luncheon. Holland America Line partners with… read more of “Westerdam Hosts…”
The voyage has started. We are en route from San Diego towards the Panama Canal with a lot of diverse ports and scenery. Let’s hope for good weather and great opportunities to take some good photos in the upcoming weeks. Here’s one final look at the Stars and Stripes on top of the building at… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
[Holland America Line’s Westerdam is in San Diego today.] For families, there is no better cruise port than San Diego. Only a few minutes from the cruise terminal is Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Encompassing 1,200 acres, Balboa Park is second only to the Smithsonian in size and is often referred to… read more of “San Diego: Perfect…”
To wrap up the Alaskan season, I wanted to share some more of the flower pictures I’ve taken over the past months. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Westerdam’s hotel manager.
Westerdam called at Seattle, Wash., yesterday, Sept. 27. Since 1962, the Space Needle is the most visited tourist attraction in Seattle. The Space Needle was built to serve as the focal piece for the 1962’s World’s Fair (AKA ‘world expo’ or ‘universal exposition’), which is the name given to various large public exhibitions held since… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
So long my friends. See you next year … Bert van Mackelenbergh is Westerdam’s hotel manager.