On January 3rd, we were in Costa Maya, Mexico for the first time with Eurodam, where the local authorities agreed to do a plaque exchange ceremony. We warmly welcomed them aboard and under the enjoyment of some mimosas and small snacks, we exchanged our plaques. Captain Jeroen van Donselaar was presented with two beautiful plaques… read more of “Plaque Exchange…”
It was a tough battle on the soccer field in Puerto Vallarta during Zaandam’s most recent call. Our Zaandam Superstars soccer team took to the field to challenge the Mexican Navy in a friendly match. The great sunny and hot weather combined with everyone’s efforts produced a narrow 4-3 win for the Mexican Navy. The… read more of “Zaandam vs. Mexican…”
Recently, myself and 27 of Statendam’s crew members had the amazing opportunity to enjoy a day of swimming with the dolphins! We arrived in Cabo San Lucas and took a tender to reach the pier. Once we docked, we were greeted by two natives dressed in their traditional attire and then to a five minute… read more of “Statendam’s…”
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was a beautiful place to spend our leisure time. The day was a perfect mix of ecological discovery, natural beauty and spirited entertainment. We were greeted by Jaime, our tour leader for the Sea Lion Encounter tour, at the pier. Then a private catamaran sailed us to a private resort where sea… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
Thanks to HAL guests Bill and Carol Motta for sending in these beautiful photos taken at Loreto, Mexico, on their recent cruise with Zaandam.
Here is a photo of the ms Statendam tied up to the dock at Huatulco, Mexico, on April 18, 2012. I took this photo during the 14-day Winter/Spring Panama Canal cruise my wife and I took the last two weeks of April. As usual, we had the most extraordinary, lovely trip. Thanks to all of… read more of “Statendam Dockside…”
Special thanks to HAL guest Lauren Allen for sharing this photo of her daughter from a Statendam Mexican Riviera sailing in 2000. This photo is of our daughter Zaide when she participated in a tour of the bridge with Club HAL. She was 5 years old and this was such a memorable trip. We took… read more of “Spotted: Club HAL…”
Friday we had our last port of call on this Panama Canal cruise. The season is over and we’re heading back to Alaska where the season has started rather cold. Juneau measured a temperature yesterday of 41F. While standing on deck 6, we enjoyed the last bit of sunshine while looking at the all-time favorite… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”