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Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Cheers to Statendam’s Cast

Guest John Arnold was so kind to recognize the production cast aboard Statendam. Thanks, John! Do you have a great story about our fabulous crew and how they touched your cruise experience? If so, share it with us! Send your story and photos to info@hollandamericablog.com. We spent four weeks on Statendam in Alaska this summer…   read more of “Cheers to…”

Cruise Diary: Juneau, Alaska

Cruise Diary: Juneau, Alaska

Mike Faust, blogger and editor of Cruise Currents, recently sailed on board Zuiderdam for a seven-night Alaskan cruise and chronicled his trip. Enjoy his latest adventure in Juneau! My morning began bright and early around 7 am as we continued to sail towards Alaska’s capital city. The morning was filled with slow sailing and expansive,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Captain’s Log: A Week in Alaska

Captain’s Log: A Week in Alaska

Our speed from Vancouver to the ‘Great Land’ and our first port, Juneau, is governed by the time of slack water at Seymour Narrows. The parameter for the transit of this narrow passage is dependent on the speed of the current. We have compulsory pilots with us, from the Pacific Pilotage Authority, and they have…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Cruise Diary: Inside Passage Day 2

Cruise Diary: Inside Passage Day 2

Mike Faust, editor of Cruise Currents, recently sailed on board Zuiderdam for a seven-night Alaskan cruise and chronicled his trip for us. What’s your favorite Alaskan port? Let us know in the comments below! Day two aboard the Zuiderdam is coming to a close and it is still light as can be out. The sunset…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Celebrating 30 Years of Marriage in Alaska

Thanks to guest Matt Dorney for sending us this video he made of his cruise to Alaska. Matt boarded Zaandam with his wife Donna to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Cruise Diary: Embarkation

Cruise Diary: Embarkation

Mike Faust, editor of Cruise Currents, recently sailed on board Zuiderdam for a seven-night Alaska cruise and chronicled his trip for us. Have fun cruising with him on his journey! After a great couple of days at Cruise3Sixty, I’ve finally boarded the beautiful Zuiderdam in Vancouver, Canada. Embarkation was fairly easy and we were aboard…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Ketch of the Day in Ketchikan

Cruise Diary: Ketch of the Day in Ketchikan

Patricia Stone, Owner and Founder of Global Adventures, sailed on a 7-day Inside Passage Cruise visiting Alaska on Zuiderdam with her family. Enjoy reading about their adventure. This post was written by Jennifer M. It was the 4th of July when we arrived in Ketchikan and the Independence Day parade was rolling along Tongass street….   read more of “Cruise Diary: Ketch…”

Captain’s Log: A Return to Alaska

Captain’s Log: A Return to Alaska

It has been a week since I walked up the gangway, on a glorious Vancouver morning and, once again, was greeted by familiar faces and beaming smiles, it’s always nice to come back to my 2nd ‘home’. Making the transition from man of leisure to Captain of a cruise ship is always something of a…   read more of “Captain’s…”