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Captain’s Log: Eurodam is Saguenay’s 100th Cruise Ship Call

Captain’s Log: Eurodam is Saguenay’s 100th Cruise Ship Call

Here are some photographs of our welcome to Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, yesterday as the 100 call to the port. It was a very special event in picture-perfect conditions. Our guests were overwhelmed by the welcome we received. A folklore show was awaiting our arrival and Hotel Director Ron Bontenbal and I were welcomed by the…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Another Scenic Week in Alaska

Captain’s Log: Another Scenic Week in Alaska

The last of our itinerary that has us calling at Juneau first (for as I write we have just completed a call in Glacier Bay and dashed from Vancouver in order to make it, too). Not a great week for weather initially, Juneau was socked in with rain, however Skagway was a little brighter. An…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Whale-Watching and More in Alaska

Captain’s Log: Whale-Watching and More in Alaska

A glorious week, the sun shone, the whales frolicked, the glaciers calved, what more can one ask for? A sunny day in Juneau, I did what I always try to do, at least once a season and that was the Juneau whale-watch tour. There was room on the evening one and what a lovely evening…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: A Week in Alaska

Captain’s Log: A Week in Alaska

Our speed from Vancouver to the ‘Great Land’ and our first port, Juneau, is governed by the time of slack water at Seymour Narrows. The parameter for the transit of this narrow passage is dependent on the speed of the current. We have compulsory pilots with us, from the Pacific Pilotage Authority, and they have…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: A Return to Alaska

Captain’s Log: A Return to Alaska

It has been a week since I walked up the gangway, on a glorious Vancouver morning and, once again, was greeted by familiar faces and beaming smiles, it’s always nice to come back to my 2nd ‘home’. Making the transition from man of leisure to Captain of a cruise ship is always something of a…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Fortaleza, Belem, Devil’s Island and Farewell … for Now

Captain’s Log: Fortaleza, Belem, Devil’s Island and Farewell … for Now

Dear readers, my apologies for not contributing for several days. Towards the end of one’s contract, there never seem to be enough hours in a day. What with social functions, endless paperwork, (reports in various guises) and the everyday responsibilities of commanding a cruise ship, time to sit and write to you seems to be…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: 109 Years Young

Captain’s Log: 109 Years Young

The oldest passenger I have sailed with so far. Born 1903. Her name is Florence Boggs and she made her first trip in 1922 from Hoboken to Oregon to study. After 4 years and finishing her study she traveled back, followed by a man who she met in college and married. After his retirement they…   read more of “Captain’s…”