Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. Shop ’til you drop at the sidewalk sale on the Lido pool deck. I always use the coupon book in the stateroom for lattes and HAL logo clothes deals myself…. read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. All agreed, this was the complete package…On board, on shore, on the water in small craft, in the sky, in smaller aircraft and even by dogsled…this cruise was the perfect… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Here is a bear behind! This one was just feet away when I first saw it. I don’t know who was more startled, him or me. Jonathan Bailey was Amsterdam’s safety, environmental and health officer when this was taken. He is now on Rotterdam.
Here are some great photos of Oosterdam while it was docked in a very foggy Ketchikan, Alaska on September 21st.
Two more weeks before we head towards warmer weather. So far, September has been a good month, much better than last year. We have had nothing but great weather in Alaska this month. A few days ago, we were in Ketchikan, Alaska where temperatures were so high that hardly any bears came out. The sun… read more of “The Time for…”
Special thanks to Rachel Moodie, HAL Internal Communications & Public Relations Manager, for sending in this post and great photos. Another excellent and adventurous excursion was the Tatoosh Islands Sea Kayaking Tour in Ketchikan. Tatoosh means “protected”, so appropriately, the waters were very calm. Again, the tour description was accurate. We took an exhilarating ride… read more of “Tatoosh Islands Sea…”
Alaska isn’t always about snow and glaciers. There’s some beautiful green landscapes as well that show the diversity of the state’s scenery. Csaba Desvari Culinary Operations Manager ms Oosterdam
Captain Bos and the Volendam crew showed appreciation of the local boy scout troop of Ketchikan by holding a coin collection on board for a donation. Pilot Eric Collins gratefully accepted the donations made by the Volendam crew and sincerely appreciated the contribution to the local community. In an effort to build stronger relationships with… read more of “Volendam Crew…”