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Bert Wins Another Photography Contest!

Bert Wins Another Photography Contest!

Congratulations once again to Bert van Mackelenbergh, Statendam’s hotel manager, for winning yet another photography contest. Bert’s photo of Glacier Bay National Park was chosen as a ‘Weekly Winner’ in the ‘Share the Experience Photo Contest.’ Below is the winning photo.

Bert Takes Top Honors in the 2012 Glacier Bay Photo Competion

Bert Takes Top Honors in the 2012 Glacier Bay Photo Competion

Big congratulations to Bert van Mackelenbergh, Statendam’s hotel manager, who won the 2012 Glacier Bay Photo Competition! Bert’s winning shot was chosen from among hundreds of entries submitted to the photo competition which was held by the Glacier Bay National Park Service. Below is the winning photo. Congrats again Bert!

iPad iBlog: Glacier Bay

iPad iBlog: Glacier Bay

Kids are up early in Glacier Bay and on the lookout for whales and seals! “We saw a ghost ship!” Love the size and convenience of a verandah stateroom. Instant access to the wonders of the world the ship can show you! Mary Schimmelman, Holland America Line’s senior manager of social media, is on vacation…   read more of “iPad iBlog: Glacier…”

Zuiderdam Snapshot at Glacier Bay

Zuiderdam Snapshot at Glacier Bay

This picture was taken from deck 10 aft aboard our wonderful ship. It was a sunny day at Glacier Bay. Our lovely guests really had a good time. We, the crew, enjoy our life on this beautiful ship, too. Looking forward to having another gorgeous days here in Alaska. Subur Riyana Lido/Canaletto Manager ms Zuiderdam

Room with A Glacial View

Room with A Glacial View

Thanks to John and Pat who recently sailed with us for sending in this note and gorgeous picture from their Alaska cruise. Thanks! We just had to share this vacation photo with you. This photo of Glacier Bay was taken from our cabin balcony aboard ms Zaandam on a cruise to Alaska. This was our…   read more of “Room with A Glacial…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Glacier Bay

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Glacier Bay

As always a great day and for most guests, the highlight of the cruise. Whether the area has sun or clouds doesn’t really matter. In most cases you can’t go wrong here, as most photos from Glacier Bay have something unique; whether it is a chunk of ice, a whale, a seal or an ice…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Glacier Bay Calving Captured on Film

Glacier Bay Calving Captured on Film

Controller Yono Sudarto was lucky enough to catch the glacier in Glacier Bay calving today, not once but three times! The guest were really excited to witness this majestic display of nature, a highlight of their cruise for sure! (scroll down to see all of the photos in sequence.)

Alaska Sightings: Seldovia, Sitka and Glacier Bay

Alaska Sightings: Seldovia, Sitka and Glacier Bay

Big thanks to guests Michael and Eva for sending in the following photos of their HAL cruise. The pictures were taken while sailing to Alaska on board Amsterdam and during ashore activities including the Seldovia Cruise with Gull Island and Fortress of the Bear & Sea Otter Quest shore excursions. Thanks again!