This past fall we did a 17-day cruise on ms Rotterdam to the Canary Islands. We had a very nice trip and would like to share our experiences with you. — Hans and Hennie Klomp.
My travels allow me to see some fabulous sites, architecture, people and landscapes. Sometimes we forget to look up. These clouds are from around the world and reflections are something that have become an interest to me since taking up this camera. They are from Cambodia, Alaska and the fiery skies of Rouen, France.
January 25, 1993: Statendam V enters service and that summer sails HAL’s first European cruise season in approximately 20 years. Exhibiting a theme of historical Dutch life and exploration, Statendam features more than $2 million worth of art and rare artifacts displayed throughout the ship. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in… read more of “140 Years Young:…”
Thanks to HAL guest Dave McKay for sending in this beautiful photo. Here is a great shot of Noordam anchored at Dubrovnik, Croatia on a beautiful day. — Dave McKay
Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam‘s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. While we were passing the Rock of Gibraltar, we had very nice weather.
Thanks to HAL guests Helena and Jeremy Blue for sending in this post and gorgeous photos from their European crusie with Nieuw Amsterdam. My husband and I had the pleasure of cruising on Nieuw Amsterdam in April/May of 2012. Here are a few of our favorite places. — Helena and Jeremy Blue
Yesterday (Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013) ms Rotterdam left Rotterdam at 16.30 hours for a historical 91-day and 90-night voyage to Indonesia. The cruise was advertised as “A Passage to the Far East” and during the voyage the ship will visit 46 ports in Europe, Africa and Asia. On April 9 ms Rotterdam will return to… read more of “Rotterdam Departs…”
We invited our Facebook fans to share with us their “Favorite HAL Ship of 2012.” Here are some more of the stunning entries. Thanks to all for sharing! This photo was taken of the Oosterdam in Apia, Samoa. My husband and I took the transpacific crossing from Vancouver to Sydney to celebrate our 25th wedding… read more of “Facebook Fans Share…”