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First-Time Cruisers Explore Alaska

First-Time Cruisers Explore Alaska

Thanks to HAL guest Alex Fong for sending in these amazing photos that were taken while cruising Alaska with Westerdam. Here’re a few images from our May 25th Alaska cruise on the Westerdam. It was our first cruise and we couldn’t have selected a better line, ship or destination! Everyone on the Westerdam and at…   read more of “First-Time Cruisers…”

Cruise Diary: Ketchikan – Misty Fjord by Float Plane

Cruise Diary: Ketchikan – Misty Fjord by Float Plane

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. Oh my…Misty Fjord by Float Plane was a sleeper! With back to back Alaskan cruises ending, I never expected another surprise. Such grandeur in Misty Fjord, only reachable by float…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

An Impressive Backdrop for Zaandam

An Impressive Backdrop for Zaandam

Thanks to Dave Fields, Oosterdam’s coordinator of sales and promotions, for sharing this great picture of Zaandam at Juneau, Alaska. Here’s a nice shot of Zaandam at port in Juneau, Alaska. I took this as we sailed away on Oosterdam on a beautiful afternoon.

Cruise Diary: In Honor of HAL’s 140 Years of Exploring the Seven Seas

Cruise Diary: In Honor of HAL’s 140 Years of Exploring the Seven Seas

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. All aboard a smaller, but double-engined excursion vessel in Tracy Arm with a unique two-tiered viewing platform behind the wheelhouse above the spacious cabin. Luckily, no need to jockey for…   read more of “Cruise Diary: In…”

Cruise Diary: Haines, Kroschel Wildlife Center

Cruise Diary: Haines, Kroschel Wildlife Center

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. Good thing I got up early for golf, because I wouldn’t have wanted to miss seeing the man who turned orphaned animals into movie stars interact with his menagerie. The…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Seward, Turnaround Day

Cruise Diary: Seward, Turnaround Day

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. A long layover allowed time to hike to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, as well as take an “Ididaride” on a dogsled with wheels behind some of Mike…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”