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Special Mariner Appreciation Events on Amsterdam

Special Mariner Appreciation Events on Amsterdam

Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse and his wife Linda boarded Amsterdam in Pago Pago, American Samoa, to host several Mariner Appreciation events as part of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage. The Mariner Appreciation Days and other related celebrations are an annual special recognition and thank you for Grand World Voyage guests, many who…   read more of “Special Mariner…”

Cruise Diary: Recreating the Big Easy on Sea

Cruise Diary: Recreating the Big Easy on Sea

Dutch TV host and adventure seeker Charlotte Squarcy was recently on board for a segment of Amsterdam’s Grand World Voyage, and she chronicled her journey. Enjoy! Believe it or not, it is possible to recreate a Mardi Gras bash on the wrong ocean, that is, if you are willing to put the time, money and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Adventures Down Under

Cruise Diary: Adventures Down Under

Days 50-51, Feb. 25-26: Humberto, Duffy (“our bear that went around the world”) and I were up early to watch our entrance to Sydney Harbor, one of the planet’s best natural harbors with such world-famous sights as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and the city’s skyline, and we immediately headed for the Amsterdam’s…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Around the World the Captain Mercer: at Sea

Around the World the Captain Mercer: at Sea

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012: We spent yesterday making our way north, paralleling the Australian coast at varying distances. We had sun, however it was quite windy with a consequent strong wind across the decks. During the afternoon, an unhealthy swell built up, coming onto our starboard side and making for an uncomfortable ‘jerky’ ride. Later…   read more of “Around the World…”