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Cruise Diary: St. Petersburg, Day 1

Cruise Diary: St. Petersburg, Day 1

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! We arose extra early for a 7 a.m. port call. Our day began with a 6 a.m. room-service breakfast delivered by a cheerful Filipino dining steward. We so appreciate this delightful daily treat! With everyone disembarking at once,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: St….”

Cruise Diary: Tallinn, Estonia

Cruise Diary: Tallinn, Estonia

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! After a tasty room-service breakfast, I indulged in a short complementary mini-massage in the ship’s spa. Delightful! Like many other HAL Eurodam guests, this was our first visit to Estonia. Before achieving independence in 1991, flags of Denmark,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: In Honor of HAL’s 140 Years of Exploring the Seven Seas

Cruise Diary: In Honor of HAL’s 140 Years of Exploring the Seven Seas

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. All aboard a smaller, but double-engined excursion vessel in Tracy Arm with a unique two-tiered viewing platform behind the wheelhouse above the spacious cabin. Luckily, no need to jockey for…   read more of “Cruise Diary: In…”

Cruise Diary: Haines, Kroschel Wildlife Center

Cruise Diary: Haines, Kroschel Wildlife Center

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. Good thing I got up early for golf, because I wouldn’t have wanted to miss seeing the man who turned orphaned animals into movie stars interact with his menagerie. The…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! After 14 years as desert dwellers, the Baltic’s 66-degree June weather is a treat. The Baltic Sea is smooth, and the Eurodam seems to skim lightly on the water without any noticeable motion of the ocean. Our sea…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A Day…”

Cruise Diary: Seward, Turnaround Day

Cruise Diary: Seward, Turnaround Day

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. A long layover allowed time to hike to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, as well as take an “Ididaride” on a dogsled with wheels behind some of Mike…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. A week later southbound…what a gift. By choosing a Collectors’ Voyage, combining two itineraries, HAL provides some nice amenities and a special party invitation. Even better, you get to know…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”