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Our Alaska CruiseTours are now Called Land+Sea Journeys

Our Alaska CruiseTours are now Called Land+Sea Journeys

HAL fans, if you’re thinking about taking one of of popular Alaska CruiseTours, we wanted to share with you that we rebranded them and they are now called Land+Sea Journeys! This change reflects substantial program updates designed to appeal to the desires of today’s travelers. Now our guests will have more opportunities than ever to…   read more of “Our Alaska…”

Taking my Mother-In-Law on her First Vacation

Taking my Mother-In-Law on her First Vacation

Thanks to Betsy Majma for sharing this touching story about cruising on Zuiderdam with her mother-in-law. My mother-in-law had never been on a vacation her whole life that did not include visiting relatives. We waited for years for her husband to exit his misery so that she would be free to travel without worrying about…   read more of “Taking my…”

Alaska Cruising with Mom and Dad

Alaska Cruising with Mom and Dad

Thanks to Facebook fan and Mariner Linda Bair for sending us this nice photo from her cruise with her parents to Alaska. What is the perfect HAL cruise for a little “older” mom (and dad) like mine? ALASKA! We arranged for my parents to have a suite with a large balcony and then everyone in…   read more of “Alaska Cruising…”

Csaba’s Aperture: Vancouver

Csaba’s Aperture: Vancouver

Here is our sail away from Vancouver a few days ago. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Spring is Coming to Seattle

Spring is Coming to Seattle

Special thanks to HAL’s Director Mariner Society Gerald Bernhoft for this post. Spring in Seattle brings with it two Dutch treats: Beautiful tulips of every color of the rainbow and soon the return of Holland America Line ships to our fair city. A sight that rarely graces Seattle’s Elliott Bay was the arrival of the…   read more of “Spring is Coming to…”

Wedding on a Glacier

Wedding on a Glacier

Thanks to passengers Dawn and Nick Fovargue for sharing their wedding memories aboard a HAL cruise. In July 2008, we took our first cruise on board the Oosterdam where we got married on Eagle Glacier while docked in Juneau. The entire experience hooked us on cruising, and this year we will be back again with…   read more of “Wedding on a…”