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Half Moon Cay Gets New Two-Story Beach Villas

Half Moon Cay Gets New Two-Story Beach Villas

Award-winning Half Moon Cay, our private Bahamian island, celebrated its 15th anniversary this Caribbean cruise season, and to commemorate the milestone we enhanced island offerings and features. Guests to the island will notice five new, colorful, two-story Beach Villas available for rent during each call. The luxury hideaways boast exclusive hot tubs on the second…   read more of “Half Moon Cay Gets…”

Sailors Get Certified On Board Nieuw Amsterdam

Sailors Get Certified On Board Nieuw Amsterdam

On January 18th several of Nieuw Amsterdam‘s crew completed a 12-day Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (PSCRB) course. The course is 35 hours of on board theoretical and practical training and assessments in lifeboats and life rafts operations, as well as sea survival techniques and first aid. All the participants are now certified…   read more of “Sailors Get…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Postcards from Curaçao

Nieuw Amsterdam Postcards from Curaçao

Thanks to Jaap van Drongelen for sending in these great photos of Nieuw Amsterdam arriving at Willemstad, Curacao, on Jan. 30. Thanks, Jaap!

Cruise Diary: Mystery Island

Cruise Diary: Mystery Island

Journalist Ruth Taber was on board Oosterdam and sent in blog posts during her cruise. Enjoy! Friday – February 1, 2013 – onboard the Oosterdam – tendered off Mystery Island, Vanuatu. Yesterday’s excursion to Ekasup Cultural Village (near Port Vila) was superb. 500 villagers here continuing a traditional lifestyle going back hundreds of years. Their…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Amsterdam Arrives at Auckland

Amsterdam Arrives at Auckland

Amsterdam arrived at Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday (an evening early), so guests will have the chance to spend extra time in this great city. Henk Mensink is Amsterdam’s hotel director.

It’s a Close Fit for Oosterdam at Sydney

It’s a Close Fit for Oosterdam at Sydney

Thanks to HAL guest Leighton for taking these impressive photos of Oosterdam going under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I have just returned from Oosterdam’s Jan. 26 cruise to the South Pacific (Pacific Treausures) and I wanted to share photos of Oosterdam clearing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with just under nine feet . Cheers! — Leighton…   read more of “It’s a Close…”

A Beautiful Day Aboard Zuiderdam

A Beautiful Day Aboard Zuiderdam

Thanks to HAL guest Regina for sending in this beautiful photo that was taken on board Zuiderdam. Here is a shot from Zuiderdam as we were departing Vancouver, northbound to Alaska. The Alaskan weather was “variable”, to say the least! — Regina