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A Warm Thank You

A Warm Thank You

Special thanks to HAL guests Tom and Patti Filipiak for sending in this thoughtful note and great pictures from their recent cruise on Oosterdam. Hello Holland America: We want to say a special thanks to the crew of the ms Oosterdam. My wife Patti and I were on board for the Explorer Cruise from May…   read more of “A Warm Thank…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sitka, Alaska

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sitka, Alaska

Alaska is a region with many contrasts. From snow-capped mountains and glaciers to fields with beautiful blooming flowers. Sajith Kumar SV Security Officer ms Oosterdam

Zaandam Takes on Oosterdam!

Zaandam Takes on Oosterdam!

Our first soccer match of the year took place this week agaisnt the Oosterdam in Juneau, Alaska. It was a great match up, with some very skilled players on each side. The weather was cool and rainy, but the players didn’t let that slow them down! The final score of the match was Zaandam 4,…   read more of “Zaandam Takes on…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Glacier Bay

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Glacier Bay

As always a great day and for most guests, the highlight of the cruise. Whether the area has sun or clouds doesn’t really matter. In most cases you can’t go wrong here, as most photos from Glacier Bay have something unique; whether it is a chunk of ice, a whale, a seal or an ice…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

A Visit to Alaka’s Raptor Rescue Center

A Visit to Alaka’s Raptor Rescue Center

Here are some pictures of Oosterdam guests taking part in the Historic Russian America & Raptor Center shore excursion in Sitka. Part of the tour is a visit to the Alaska Raptor (Bald Eagle) Center where guests get a first hand look at these gorgeous creatures during a bird-on-a-glove presentation and a tour of the…   read more of “A Visit to…”

Zaandam in Sunny Haines, Alaska

Zaandam in Sunny Haines, Alaska

Special thanks to Zaandam’s Assistant Officer Kayleigh Tait for sharing these photos of ms Zaandam in beautiful Haines, Alaska.

Glacier Bay Calving Captured on Film

Glacier Bay Calving Captured on Film

Controller Yono Sudarto was lucky enough to catch the glacier in Glacier Bay calving today, not once but three times! The guest were really excited to witness this majestic display of nature, a highlight of their cruise for sure! (scroll down to see all of the photos in sequence.)