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World of Cruising Part 2: Native Tribes of Thailand

World of Cruising Part 2: Native Tribes of Thailand

Here’s the second batch of photos from HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott, who sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage earlier this year. He took tons of great photos while in Thailand, including these capturing members of local tribes in their native villages. Read more about his Grand World Voyage aboard Amsterdam, HERE. Several hill tribes…   read more of “World of Cruising…”

World of Cruising Part 1: Elephants in Thailand

World of Cruising Part 1: Elephants in Thailand

Earlier this year HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage. He took tons of great photos while in Thailand, including these capturing native elephants at a local Thailand elephant village. Read more about his Grand World Voyage aboard Amsterdam, HERE. Hard to believe, but true. Jeff Farschman and I saw all…   read more of “World of Cruising…”

Cruise Diary: Wine, Models and Mystery at Sea

Cruise Diary: Wine, Models and Mystery at Sea

HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott recently sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage. He blogged about his experience at World Traveler. Enjoy! Wine, Models and Mystery. The 6th in the wine tasting series of the “Glory Seven” was today. Right after there was a fashion demo where I took pictures as Christel, our guest services manager,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Wine,…”

Cruise Diary: Giving to Caring Passengers

Cruise Diary: Giving to Caring Passengers

We just got word about this fabulous online cruise diary from HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott who recently sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage. He blogged about his experience at World Traveler. We thought they were just too cool to pass up. Enjoy! Once before during this cruise, I posted about the knitters on board….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Mariner Appreciation Week Aboard Prinsendam

Mariner Appreciation Week Aboard Prinsendam

Special thanks to Gerald Bernhoft, HAL’s Director of the Mariner Society, for submitting this post. HAL’s “Elegant Explorer” the ms Prinsendam is on her second 2012 Grand Voyage. During this adventure through the Mediterranean and Black Sea, one week was elevated even further as I hosted Mariner Appreciation week. Starting off in famed Istanbul, our…   read more of “Mariner…”

Cruise Diary: Thanks for the Memory

Cruise Diary: Thanks for the Memory

Days 111-112, April 26-27: Gratitude is like a bud that blooms into a beautiful flower when thanks are actually given. Today I have a whole garden of blossoms for Holland America’s Amsterdam as our 112-day Grand World Voyage draws to an end. This World Cruise, of which Humberto, Duffy (our bear that went around the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: On The Amsterdam, You Can’t Help But Call Them A-door-able!

Cruise Diary: On The Amsterdam, You Can’t Help But Call Them A-door-able!

Days 106-107, April 21-22: Travel guides and articles often advise you to notice the distinctive doors in locales such as Santorini, Venice, and Malta, and on our Grand World Voyage, for example, in Recife, Brazil, where many doors of homes and businesses sport beautiful iron grillwork. Humberto, Duffy (our bear that went around the world)…   read more of “Cruise Diary: On…”