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Thanks for the Memories

Thanks for the Memories

So sorry to leave the ship … such pictures make you sad when you have to leave the ship the next morning after 14 great nights including an overnight stay in Hong Kong. — Tien-Lun Yao

Zaandam’s 500th Voyage Celebrations

Zaandam’s 500th Voyage Celebrations

This voyage has been a very special one for ms Zaandam. Not only are we wrapping up an amazing and memorable Asia season, but we are also celebrating our 500th voyage! Crew activities were planned to show gratitude to the crew for a job well done, and also to celebrate this milestone for the vessel….   read more of “Zaandam’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Hot Air Balloon Festival

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Hot Air Balloon Festival

If you are ever in the Philippines during the hot air balloon festival at Clark Airport, be sure to go and see the annual event. The different balloons are incredible and it’s the ideal place to take some wonderful photos. Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Oosterdam

Cruise Diary: The Contrasts of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cruise Diary: The Contrasts of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Day 78, March 24: After getting a big gulp of what Henry David Thoreau called “the tonic of wildness” while riding an elephant through a jungle trail in Phuket, Thailand, and afterwards enjoying two relaxing days at sea, we arrived at Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, located just off the…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Great Wall

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Great Wall

I was in awe walking along the Great Wall of China. Seeing it stretch out beyond what my eyes could see was incredible, and there are no words that can fully describe this amazing experience. Brandi E. Johnson Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam

A Dam Good Trip to Angkor Wat

A Dam Good Trip to Angkor Wat

During our stay on Zaandam currently between Singapore and Hong Kong we went off the ship in Laem Chabang to see one of the World Wonders and UNESCO World Heritage, Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Just to make sure that I am still related with HAL ashore… Regards from Zaandam between Sihanoukville and Phu My. —…   read more of “A Dam Good Trip to…”

Cruise Diary: Unpacking the Memories

Cruise Diary: Unpacking the Memories

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy was recently on board for a segment of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage. Here is a post-cruise diary. I may have left the Amsterdam’s World voyage in Sydney, but not my new-found friends whose journey continues. Like “Tom & Carol” who commented on my posts, I’m following the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”