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Captain’s Log: Approaching Bali

Captain’s Log: Approaching Bali

27th February to 2nd March Well, where to start? I left you as we departed Adelaide, the gateway port for Perth, Australia, heading north in the Indian Ocean towards Bali, Indonesia. Our President and CEO Stein Kruse, his wife Linda, Sally Andrews, our VP Public Relations, and Gerald Bernhoft, Director Mariner Society, joined us in…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Pinnacle Grill’s Culinary Team Create New Generation Dinner

Pinnacle Grill’s Culinary Team Create New Generation Dinner

The young guns of our culinary department — Assistant Dining Room Manager Jan, Tournant Mathijs and Chef de Parti Bram — created a special evening in Rotterdam‘s Pinnacle Grill restaurant showing their finesse and ingenuity. After deliberation amongst themselves they concocted a truly enchanting menu. They have woven the heritages of both the Netherlands and…   read more of “Pinnacle…”

Cruise Diary: Aloha Hilo, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Aloha Hilo, Hawaii

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 20, 2013: This morning around 11 a.m., the Zaandam made its way to Hilo, Hawaii, which is our first stop…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Aloha…”

Cruise Diary: SPAM – An Iconic Hawaiian Delicacy

Cruise Diary: SPAM – An Iconic Hawaiian Delicacy

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 19, 2013: Today we had another busy day of activities and lectures. When I was a kid my mother served…   read more of “Cruise Diary: SPAM…”

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea Aboard Zaandam

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea Aboard Zaandam

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 17, 2013: This morning, we had breakfast delivered to the room because we wanted to get to the Lido Pool…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A Day…”

Cruise Diary: Day at Sea on Eurodam

Cruise Diary: Day at Sea on Eurodam

Mike Faust, editor of Cruise Currents, is currently sailing on board Eurodam for a seven-night eastern Caribbean cruise and will be chronicling his trip for us. Today was a day at sea for us here on Eurodam. I pretty much took it easy today as we sailed through the warm, turquoise waters of the Bahamas…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Day…”

Photo Diary: An Overnight at Bali

Photo Diary: An Overnight at Bali

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. We enjoyed an overnight at Bali.

Cruise Diary: Cruising the Caribbean on Eurodam

Cruise Diary: Cruising the Caribbean on Eurodam

Mike Faust, editor of Cruise Currents, is currently sailing on board Eurodam for a seven-night eastern Caribbean cruise and will be chronicling his trip for us. Here is his first post. Well, I am finally on board Holland America Line’s beautiful ms Eurodam, and I am already blown away by HAL! This morning began with…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”