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Maritime Artist Stephen Card Sails on Westerdam

Maritime Artist Stephen Card Sails on Westerdam

Maritime Artist Stephen Card recently sailed aboard Westerdam to Alaska. He took some time to pose with the ship’s Hotel Manager Ron Bontenbal and Captain Pieter van Maurik in front of one of his paintings titled “Princess Margriet.” Stephen, a native of Bermuda, has created more than 90 paintings for Holland America Line. He also…   read more of “Maritime Artist…”

Cruise Diary: Touring Ketchikan, Alaska

Cruise Diary: Touring Ketchikan, Alaska

Journalist Pat Woods sailed on Oosterdam’s seven-day Alaska Explorer cruise and chronicled her journey for us. The southernmost town of the Inside Passage, Ketchikan, is neatly laid out on a narrow strip at the base of the 3,100-foot Deer Mountain. The first inhabitants were Tlingit tribes who established a fishing camp on Ketchikan Creek. Their…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Westerdam Postcards from Alaska

Westerdam Postcards from Alaska

Special thanks to Christopher McMullin for sharing these photos from his recent Alaska cruise aboard Westerdam. During this Westerdam cruise we visited Glacier Bay, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria. The food was phenomenal, you can eat as much as you want. The crew is so kind and accommodating to all of your needs. It was…   read more of “Westerdam Postcards…”

Brilliant Blue Bergs at Tracy Arm

Brilliant Blue Bergs at Tracy Arm

Special thanks to Mary Ann Tiffany for sending in this great photo of Volendam. This image was captured in 2006 from an expedition-style ship (Adventure Bound) of the Volendam in Tracy Arm. The icebergs were an amazing blue.– Mary Ann Tiffany

Cruise Diary: Mt. Roberts Tramway and Glacier Gardens

Cruise Diary: Mt. Roberts Tramway and Glacier Gardens

Journalist Pat Woods is currently on Oosterdam’s seven-day Alaska Explorer cruise and will be chronicling her journey for us. Alaska’s capital city has a friendly, small-town feel. Cruise ships dock downtown enabling passengers to walk to shops, the library (popular place for email), the Red Dog Saloon and the Mt. Roberts Tramway. Photo ops abound,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Mt….”

Cruise Diary: Tracy Arm Glacier

Cruise Diary: Tracy Arm Glacier

Journalist Pat Woods is currently on Oosterdam’s seven-day Alaska Explorer cruise and will be chronicling her journey for us. A highlight of our seven-day Alaska cruise — the Tracy Arm Glacier. A scenic fjord with steep granite walls partially carpeted in green Sitka spruce. Within a one-hour time span, we had rain, snow, sleet and…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Tracy…”