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Captain’s Log: Manta and At Sea

Captain’s Log: Manta and At Sea

11th January. Manta, Ecuador: We crept into the port at 0400, ‘crept’ because most, if not all of our guests were still sleeping and I needed to avoid waking them with the vibration of the bow thrust. Approximately 20 of our guests were leaving us here and flying to the Galapagos Islands, hence the need…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Phi Phi Islands

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Phi Phi Islands

Taken on last year’s world cruise, this photo takes me back to the pristine islands around Thailand. Have you ever seen such a brilliant shade of turquoise water? This corner of the world is a little piece of paradise. Jonathan Mercer Captain ms Amsterdam

Knitting for a Cause

Knitting for a Cause

Thanks to frequent HAL guest Brad for sending in these pictures from his April Grand World Voyage. This group of passengers met on most sea days and knitted and crocheted hundreds of 7-by-7-inch squares, all for Project Linus. Over the course of the cruise they completed enough squares to make 84 blankets for donation to…   read more of “Knitting for a…”

Exploring the Splendid Sights of Easter Island

Exploring the Splendid Sights of Easter Island

Thanks to HAL fan Bradley for sending in these beautiful photos of Easter Island. Bradley joined ms Amsterdam earlier this year for the 2012 Grand World Voyage. To see more pictures and read about Bradley’s travels click HERE. During the 2012 World Voyage on the Amsterdam, Captain Jonathan Mercer manage to get us on to…   read more of “Exploring the…”

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…”

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:…”