Spain is full of memorable and exciting cities. Cruises that visit the country call at ports from Barcelona to Malaga and Madrid to Cartagena, with each one offering a unique experience filled with culture, history and grand architecture.
The Winter 2014 issue of Holland America Line’s Mariner Magazine features an article entitled “Dynamic Duo” by Dave Johnston that gives insight into Denali National Park and the Yukon’s Dawson City.
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. We had a nice welcome at Tanjung Priok (Jakarta), Indonesia.
Thanks to Mariner Eddie Bernard for sending in this great photo of Oosterdam in Sydney Harbour last month. Thanks, Eddie!
Thanks to HAL Mariner Jack Brinkman for sending in some great shots of the Chilean fjords. Thanks Jack! On our recent trip to the fjords in Chile we visited the Amalia Glacier. Very impressed. The fjords in Chile are the best in the world. Here are some of our photographs taken on Veendam in November… read more of “Cruising the Scenic…”
Mariner Robert Frary came up with a creative and stylish way to display his mariner tiles in his home. He sent in a picture of his newly decorated table. Thanks Robert!
Captain Arjen Van der Loo and Hotel Director Robert Versteeg, both big dog lovers, were delighted to present Travis, Mrs. Young’s trusted service dog, with his own 100-day Mariner medal aboard Oosterdam. Travis is a rescue from the Dallas dog shelter and after training has been assisting Mrs. Young with her balance issues. Travis did… read more of “Congrats to Canine…”
Ship staff went all out in preparing the Appreciation Gala evening in honor of HAL Mariner cruisers. The Mariners appreciated the opportunity to meet HAL’s President and CEO Stein Kruse in person during the event. A presentation of employee service awards celebrated a cumulative 276 years of service by a distinguished and dedicated group of… read more of “Stein Kruse Hosts…”