Mary Kaye Zanatta’s husband Chris Brown went fishing and sent these wonderful photos of three generations fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.
Journalist Pat Woods sailed on Oosterdam’s seven-day Alaska Explorer cruise and chronicled her journey for us. The southernmost town of the Inside Passage, Ketchikan, is neatly laid out on a narrow strip at the base of the 3,100-foot Deer Mountain. The first inhabitants were Tlingit tribes who established a fishing camp on Ketchikan Creek. Their… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
HAL guest Regina sent in these great pictures she took during a seaplane ride in Alaska. Thanks Regina! I was on a seven-day Alaskan Cruise on board the ms Zuiderman that went to Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. I flew on a seaplane from Ketchikan to Misty Fjords National Park and got these pictures which were… read more of “Touring Alaska by…”
Special thanks to Mariners Mike and Di Weeks for sharing these photos from their August sailing aboard Westerdam. Here are a few photos from our cruise aboard Westerdam showing the sunrise in Ketchikan and at anchor in Sitka. The Ketchikan sunrise was just after 5:00 a.m., and ten minutes later a “pea soup” fog rolled… read more of “Misty Morning in…”
Here are a few shots taken at Neets Bay, just a floatplane away from Ketchikan’s dockside.
After donations from the coin box near the crew office in 2010, and $118 to Love Inc, a Ketchikan food bank in June 2011, the initiative was taken to hold a concentrated coin collection drive in the month of July 2011 for Love Inc. again. The incentive was that whatever the crew and officers would… read more of “Captain’s…”
Special thanks to Pamela Baade, Holland America Line’s manager of corporate giving, for all the great iPad iBlog posts during her recent vacation to Alaska. Here is Pamela’s final post. Enjoy! As if cruising wasn’t enough, we hopped on another boat for the Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest in Sitka on July 7. We saw… read more of “iPad iBlog: The End…”