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Statendam Celebrates the 67th Indonesian Independence Day

Statendam Celebrates the 67th Indonesian Independence Day

On August 16, 2012, the 67th Indonesian Independence Day celebrations kicked off with the flag hoisting ceremony on the bow of the ship while we were in Skagway, Alaska. The ship’s officers and crew members from Indonesia and other countries participated in this ceremony. The following day, Statendam’s staff helped out by volunteering to serve…   read more of “Statendam…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ice Fields

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ice Fields

Alaska is a state that is even more spectacular from the air than on foot (although it’s gorgeous from both views). We took a floatplane in Juneau and got a breathtaking view of the ice fields. It was magical. Astrid van de Ven Manager Onboard Marketing – Oosterdam Holland America Line

Snapshot from Icy Strait Point Adventure in Alaska

Snapshot from Icy Strait Point Adventure in Alaska

Here is a picture of a Humpback Whale bubble net fishing during the Icy Strait Point Kayak Adventure shore excursion while on the ms Amsterdam on July 29, 2011. – Jeff Bieder

Tatoosh Islands Sea Kayaking Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska

Tatoosh Islands Sea Kayaking Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska

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…”

iPad iBlog: Sitka

iPad iBlog: Sitka

The Captain of our Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest boat, the St. Eugene, called today in Sitka, “epically magical!!” and he was right. We saw many, many animals and all the gorgeous color that Sitka hides away for the sun to unlock. More photos to come from a “real camera” once the downloads and photo…   read more of “iPad iBlog:…”