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Bert’s Beauty Shot: Vancouver

Bert’s Beauty Shot: Vancouver

It’s great to be back in Vancouver. A perfect day with sunny skies. And again, docked side by side with Amsterdam. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

Cruise Diary: Giving to Caring Passengers

Cruise Diary: Giving to Caring Passengers

We just got word about this fabulous online cruise diary from HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott who recently sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage. He blogged about his experience at World Traveler. We thought they were just too cool to pass up. Enjoy! Once before during this cruise, I posted about the knitters on board….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

140 Years Young: Honored for Green Initiatives

140 Years Young: Honored for Green Initiatives

May 14, 2010: In recognition of its measurable efforts to reduce its environmental footprint both at sea and in port, HAL is selected as the 2010 Marine Environmental Business of the Year by the Port of Seattle and the Seattle Propeller Club. Noting the company’s detailed Environmental Management System plan that governs its fleet-wide efforts,…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

Wall Paintings in Funchal

Wall Paintings in Funchal

I received the attached two photos from Jan Yetke. The Amsterdam was in Funchal and there is a wall next to the pier where various ships will do a painting. She took these two photos of the Prinsendam (2006) and Amsterdam (2008) when they called at Funchal. Various cruise members do these paintings and you…   read more of “Wall Paintings in…”

Spotted: HAL Ships in Funchal, Madeira

Spotted: HAL Ships in Funchal, Madeira

Last week we stayed in Funchal, Madeira. We saw three HAL ships – Amsterdam, Eurodam and Ryndam. I’ll start with Amsterdam, April 20, 2012. — Aad Hoogesteger

Cruise Diary: Thanks for the Memory

Cruise Diary: Thanks for the Memory

Days 111-112, April 26-27: Gratitude is like a bud that blooms into a beautiful flower when thanks are actually given. Today I have a whole garden of blossoms for Holland America’s Amsterdam as our 112-day Grand World Voyage draws to an end. This World Cruise, of which Humberto, Duffy (our bear that went around the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: On The Amsterdam, You Can’t Help But Call Them A-door-able!

Cruise Diary: On The Amsterdam, You Can’t Help But Call Them A-door-able!

Days 106-107, April 21-22: Travel guides and articles often advise you to notice the distinctive doors in locales such as Santorini, Venice, and Malta, and on our Grand World Voyage, for example, in Recife, Brazil, where many doors of homes and businesses sport beautiful iron grillwork. Humberto, Duffy (our bear that went around the world)…   read more of “Cruise Diary: On…”