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Csaba’s Aperture: Sitka

Csaba’s Aperture: Sitka

The cloud formation is like smoke from an eruption. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Bears in Alaska

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Bears in Alaska

This season we have seen more bears in Alaska than in previous years. The local people have been experiencing the same and according to them it is because of the fact that spring is so late this year. The bears are hungry and are looking for food. Over the last two weeks, I saw 20…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Former HAL CEO Hosts Shore Excursion for Crew

Former HAL CEO Hosts Shore Excursion for Crew

Former HAL CEO Kirk Lanterman and his wife Janet have been sailing aboard the Westerdam this week experiencing the incredible sights of Alaska and warm hospitality of our crew. Generously, Mr. and Mrs. Lanterman offered to provide and host a special Shore Excursion for our hard-working team. Eighty crewmembers were excited to sail onboard our…   read more of “Former HAL CEO…”

Nature at its Finest in Alaska

Nature at its Finest in Alaska

Thanks to Brad Willey, Holland America Line’s guest relations representative, for this wonderful post! On our last-minute cruise on board ms Westerdam we were able to take part in the ‘Sea Otter Quest and Fortress of the Bear’ shore excursion. This tour was by far the most extraordinary of the entire week. Fortress of the…   read more of “Nature at its…”

Cruisin’ Dads: Ride the Waves

Cruisin’ Dads: Ride the Waves

“We didn’t know the ship had a wave pool!” That is what our kids said when waters got a bit choppy on our Holland America cruise to Alaska last August. Dad joined in on the fun to be sure our 6- and 9-year-old were safe in the pool while I took pictures. We are looking…   read more of “Cruisin’…”

Cruisin’ Dads: Even Big Guys Love Trains

Cruisin’ Dads: Even Big Guys Love Trains

Here is a picture of my father Robert Seiler riding the White Pass at 82 yrs of age … our first father/daughter cruise. Skagway — White Pass Railroad September 2011. — Joyce Sullivan