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Postcard from San Juan

Postcard from San Juan

Erik Elvejord, Holland America Line’s director of public relations, currently is on board Eurodam, and today he sent in this pretty snapshot of the ship at San Juan, Puerto Rico. Thanks, Erik!

Photo Diary: A Day at Sea

Photo Diary: A Day at Sea

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. A day in the Java Sea today and we came across some drilling activity.

Welcoming Arrival at Nha Trang, Vietnam

Welcoming Arrival at Nha Trang, Vietnam

Thanks to Volendam’s Travel Guide Ian Page for sending in this note and photos from their arrival at Vietnam. Volendam visited Nha Trang, Vietnam on Feb. 12th and we were welcomed by local officials, as well as, dragon dancers, TV crews and leaders of the local tourist organization. The reason? We were their first ship…   read more of “Welcoming Arrival…”

Mardi Gras Celebration on Amsterdam

Mardi Gras Celebration on Amsterdam

Thanks to Amsterdam’s Hotel Director Henk Mensink and Dining Room Manager Pras for these photos from the ship’s Mardi Gras celebration during the Grand World Voyage. Enjoy!

Cruise Diary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Cruise Diary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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! Al and I took the tour “Colonial San Sebastian” while in Puerto Vallarta. Our tour was to meet on the pier…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Maasdam Crew Tours Corcovado

Maasdam Crew Tours Corcovado

During Maasdam’s three-day stay in Rio de Janeiro, 88 crewmembers had the opportunity to join a crew tour to Corcovado to see the amazing statue of Christ the Redeemer. Due to the amount of people, the crewmembers were split up in two groups and unfortunately only one group was able to accomplish a group photo….   read more of “Maasdam Crew Tours…”