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A Fun Grand Asia & Australia Cruise

A Fun Grand Asia & Australia Cruise

Special thanks to HAL guest Lee Wells for sharing this photo from his Grand Asia & Australia voyage aboard Amsterdam in October 2012. Here’s a photo of two of the amazing crew members strutting their stuff on Chinese day during our Grand Asia cruise in Oct. 2012. – Lee Wells

Cruise Diary: Visiting Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia

Cruise Diary: Visiting Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia

HAL guest blogger Sharon Wilhelm is currently sailing aboard Amsterdam’s 75-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage. While aboard the ship she will chronicle her cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Notes: Since leaving Seattle on Sept. 21, 2012, the ms Amsterdam has traveled 11,471 statute miles. We continue to be fully engaged in…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Zaandam in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Zaandam in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Thanks to HAL guest and Mariner Eddie Bernard for sending in this great photo he took of Halong Bay while on his March cruise with Zaandam.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Phi Phi Islands

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Phi Phi Islands

Taken on last year’s world cruise, this photo takes me back to the pristine islands around Thailand. Have you ever seen such a brilliant shade of turquoise water? This corner of the world is a little piece of paradise. Jonathan Mercer Captain ms Amsterdam

Cruise Diary: Exploring Asia

Cruise Diary: Exploring Asia

HAL guest blogger Sharon Wilhelm is currently sailing aboard Amsterdam’s 75-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage. While aboard the ship she will chronicle her cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! October 10: (Day 19) – Jeju City, South Korea We booked a tour to go to a morning performance of Nanta. Even after…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Halong Bay, Vietnam

Explorer’s Scrapbook:  Halong Bay, Vietnam

This dragon figurehead guided our authentic junk through Halong Bay, Vietnam. Anthony Garafolo Human Resources Manager ms Noordam

Cruise Diary: Incredible Shanghai

Cruise Diary: Incredible Shanghai

HAL guest blogger Sharon Wilhelm is currently sailing aboard Amsterdam’s 75-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage. While aboard the ship she will chronicle her cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! October 16: These photos were taken from our balcony – a true “room with a view”! It’s my attempt to demonstrate the transformation…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Cruise Diary: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

HAL guest blogger Sharon Wilhelm is currently sailing aboard Amsterdam’s 75-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage. She snapped this great photo of Costa Victoria, one of our sister ships, on Oct. 4, as Amsterdam approached Yokohama, Japan.