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Featured Country: Belgium

Featured Country: Belgium

Many of our European cruises feature a call at Zeebrugge (Brugges/Brussels), Belgium, and it’s close enough to the Netherlands to drive there for an overland adventure should you arrive for your cruise out of Amsterdam or Rotterdam a few days early and choose to explore. Guests Jan and Dick Yetke joined us again and they…   read more of “Featured Country:…”

Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive, Part 2

Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive, Part 2

Is there a country with more variety than Chile? Well, there probably are a few, but it’s hard to beat a place where you never run out of things to do. In a matter of days we’ve hit the beach at La Serena, shopped for souvenirs in picturesque villages, sipped wine at an estate in…   read more of “Chile: A Mariner…”

Valparaíso, Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Valparaíso, Chile: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

Mariner Magazine is in Chile! And we’re having an incredible time! Chile stretches over 2,700 miles along the southwestern coast of South America, a distance roughly the same as that from San Francisco to New York, or Edinburgh to Baghdad. At the same time, its width never exceeds 150 miles, making the country more than…   read more of “Valparaíso, Chile:…”

Packing in Purple for Next HAL Cruise

Packing in Purple for Next HAL Cruise

Nancy Goforth is a cruise enthusiast — on her next trip with Holland America she will become a 5 star mariner! Congrats, Nancy, and thanks for sharing. I’m getting ready for my cruise the end of September with new luggage. My husband noticed the colors of my huge hydrangea bush and suitcases and suggested a…   read more of “Packing in Purple…”

Fishing, Fishing, Fishing

Fishing, Fishing, Fishing

Thanks to 2-star Mariner Robert New for sending in these photo. Last July-August, I and wife Dolores were passengers aboard HAL MV Amsterdam to Alaska. It seemed the whole town of Kodiak was into FISHING, FISHING, FISHING. I took this photo near the ship. Along the road near the ship were several fish processing plants….   read more of “Fishing, Fishing,…”

Snapshots of Alaska

Snapshots of Alaska

Thanks to 3-Star Mariners Trygve and Joanna Anderson for sending us a couple of great pictures photos taken in Glacier Bay and Sitka, Alaska while on their cruise with HAL.

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

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. A week later southbound…what a gift. By choosing a Collectors’ Voyage, combining two itineraries, HAL provides some nice amenities and a special party invitation. Even better, you get to know…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”