Tuesday was Grand Turk which I learned from my first visit via Eurodam means one thing: BEACH DAY. After a quick lido breakfast that consisted of some fruit and fresh squeezed OJ and some fresh salmon benedict we headed off the ship. We skipped all the shops and Margaritaville in favor of a couple lounge… read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”
Since we have now slept on the ship, I wanted to mention to anyone concerned about the mattresses or pillows as they are different than the other ships, that my head and body can’t tell the difference. Everything is just as comfortable. Even more so, the dispensers in the shower are extremely convenient for the… read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”
DBA, our favorite HAL employee and blogger, is on board Nieuw Amsterdam and will be blogging from the ship during his cruise. To check out his blog, visit www.dutchbyassociation.com. Enjoy the posts! After spending nearly 48 hours awake on 3/18 and 3/19 between work on Friday and flying a huge portion of the day on… read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”
As we left Mumbai, India, we held a themed event called “Bollywood Night” from the famous movie term in India (like Hollywood in the United States). There were plenty of black and white movie set props, cascades and director’s chairs. The ladies wore Indian saris and the gentlemen wore Maharaj turbans. Lots of photos were… read more of “A Night in…”
The Amazon Experience! Prinsendam recently called at Santarem. Located at the joining of the Tapajos and Amazon Rivers, it is a popular location for tourists seeking adventure in Amazonia. Here are a few photo’s for your enjoyment.
Ruby Turner was sailing on board Ryndam and this cruise diary is from the end of her voyage. Here’s the class photo of the very first “m/s Ryndam Book Club.” The book choice — “Like Water for Chocolate” — provided a great story line for lively discussions. Unlike most home book clubs where members share… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
During our day at sea, we were invited to a special Indonesian lunch. We enjoyed delicious cuisine and attended a great traditional Indonesian show. During formal night, we choose to dine in the Rotterdam Dining Room. Holland America Line keeps the tradition of formal nights going on their ships, although if you do not want… read more of “Cruise Diary: A Day…”
The first formal night on board the Statendam took us to our favorite dining spot at sea, the Pinnacle Grill. Here we enjoyed excellent service with great food and wine. We also attended a fun cooking demonstration. The Pinnacle Grill’s staff, led by their manager Sal, made that evening an unforgettable one for Yvon and… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”