Guest Sarah Hagen requested the recipe for this drink, and we thought we’d share it with all of you! Thanks to Kenneth Johnson, Zuiderdam’s beverage manager, for sending in Bartender John Villarosa’s recipe to the blog. More on the outfit later! Vodka Sour: One slice of orange One slice of lemon Both muddled, then pack… read more of “Happy Hour: Vodka…”
Jessica Au recently sailed aboard Zuiderdam and blogged about it. Aboard Zuiderdam’s Aug. 14 cruise — Day One: The sail from Vancouver, B.C. to Tracy Arms, Alaska, was quite lovely as it was smooth sailing all the way! The sun was out, the skies were blue, and the temperature was remarkable, staying around 70-75°F. So… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Here are a few photos from our recent Indonesian Independence Day celebrations.
First-time HAL cruiser Kevin Elsley, along with his wife Norma and two other couples, spent a week on board Zuiderdam cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage. Mr. Elsley sent us this wonderful article and photos highlighting their unforgettable experience. Nobody probably will ever know for sure, so there’s a real chance it could have been me. Someone… read more of “First-Time Cruisers…”
During Zuiderdam’s On Deck for the Cure event, guests and crew members put their sea legs to good use by walking around the ship’s deck before gathering in the Crow’s Nest for the celebratory pink lemonade social. Special thanks to Zuiderdam’s human resources manager Joe Reina for the photos.
For all you bird lovers out there. Last week a little yellow warbler in Glacier Bay and now another interesting visitor. This is a Peregrine Falcon having a little snack on one of our balconies. We were about 25 miles out from the British Columbia coast in Hecate Strait when my Chief Officer Michiel Willems… read more of “Captain’s Log:…”
As we sail through Alaska we see quite a few birds. For a navigator like myself most of those birds fall in a few categories. It’s either a Bald Eagle or another bird. Alas ornithology is not my strong suit but every once in a while there is a surprise out there. The other day… read more of “Captain’s…”
This was the catch of the day yesterday in Ketchikan. This little Halibut weighed in at 99 pounds and was brought in by my wife Sherron on a 25-pound salmon line. Today we are eating fish. Best Regards, Captain Werner Timmers Master ms Zuiderdam