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Cruise Diary: Embarking on an Alaska Exploration

Cruise Diary: Embarking on an Alaska Exploration

Journalist Pat Woods and her husband are currently sailing Oosterdam and will be chronicling their seven-day Alaska journey for us. Here is her first entry, enjoy! May 13-14: At sea To celebrate my birthday, husband Rob and I are on an Alaska cruise on Holland America’s Oosterdam. Like our two previous Alaska cruises, we feel…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

First HAL Guests of the Season Arrive at Denali

First HAL Guests of the Season Arrive at Denali

Monday, May 14, the first guests arrived into Denali from Anchorage. I loved seeing the engine followed by two of our train cars only. The smallest train I have ever seen! Looked like our own private train move.

Csaba’s Aperture: Tracy Arm

Csaba’s Aperture: Tracy Arm

Oosterdam cruised throughout Tracy Arm yesterday for the ship’s first Alaska exploration of the season.

Csaba’s Aperture: Reflection of the Blue

Csaba’s Aperture: Reflection of the Blue

Let me share with you my capture of the day. Oosterdam and Zaandam (pictured) were at Sitka together. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Farewell Panama, Hello Alaska

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Farewell Panama, Hello Alaska

Yesterday was our last transit through the Panama Canal, as we are heading up north to the beautiful areas of Alaska. Farewell Panama, Hello Alaska! Bert van Mackelenbergh Hotel Manager ms Statendam

Facebook Fans ‘Picturesque Alaska’ Photos

Facebook Fans ‘Picturesque Alaska’ Photos

Just one of the spectacular ice formations atop Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier and my sister and I on a two-hour hike atop the glacier. My photo album entitles this as “Sisters on a Great Adventure.” This was a 2005 trip and was just one of the amazing highlights of a two-week Alaska adventure that included flying…   read more of “Facebook Fans…”

Facebook Fans ‘Picturesque Alaska’ Photos

Facebook Fans ‘Picturesque Alaska’ Photos

We asked our Facebook fans to send in their “Picturesque Alaska” pictures and HAL guest Cathy sent us this note and lovely pictures. Thanks Cathy! My family and I have been on several Holland America cruises. Our trip to Alaska was the first with all four of us. The following pictures are from my dad…   read more of “Facebook Fans…”