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Digital Workshop: Soaked Digital Camera? Uncooked Rice May Help

Digital Workshop: Soaked Digital Camera? Uncooked Rice May Help

Special thanks to Statendam’s techspert Ricah who posted this on Hal’s Digital Workshop blog. Techspert Ricah here on the beautiful and elegant ms Statendam. With its epic size and scale Alaska is a great subject for taking beautiful pictures. That being said, guests frequently have to deal with changing weather and rain. Today I thought…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Ryndam Crew Member Wins 140th Anniversary Photo Competition

Congratulations to Ryndam’s Photo Manager Constantin Paduraru, the winner of the recent crew photo competition held in conjunction with HAL’s 140th anniversary. Paduraru’s photo (below) of Amsterdam was taken from Ryndam’s deck as the two ships crossed paths in Alaska in May 2010. The time was approximately 3:30 a.m. and the moon was starting to set. Paduraru managed to snap…   read more of “Ryndam Crew Member…”

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 2

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 2

Here are some more of the photos from Captain Consen’s last moments on board Statendam and debarking. We were blowing the horn in his honor and even the passing tug/cargo ships were blowing their horns too in honor of this great man and captain! Thanks to onboard photographer Lucille Julie Boudoux for taking such amazing…   read more of “Captain…”

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 1

Captain Consen’s Farewell, Part 1

Here are some of the photos from Captain Consen’s last moments on board Statendam and debarking. We were blowing the horn in his honor and even the passing tug/cargo ships were blowing their horns too in honor of this great man and captain! Thanks to onboard photographer Lucille Boudoux for taking such great photos of…   read more of “Captain…”

Celebrating Special Moments with HAL, Part 1

Celebrating Special Moments with HAL, Part 1

Our Facebook fans sent us photos of their on-board celebrations. We received some great images! Thanks for sharing your special moments with us. Jim and I celebrated our joint retirement on board the ms Statendam in November/December 2012 by cruising through the Panama Canal and then off to the Hawaiian and French Polynesian Islands. A…   read more of “Celebrating Special…”

140 Years Young: Statendam Enters Service

140 Years Young: Statendam Enters Service

January 25, 1993: Statendam V enters service and that summer sails HAL’s first European cruise season in approximately 20 years. Exhibiting a theme of historical Dutch life and exploration, Statendam features more than $2 million worth of art and rare artifacts displayed throughout the ship. The Van Gogh Theater is a work of art in…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

Cruise Diary: Port of San Diego

Cruise Diary: Port of San Diego

Special thanks to HAL guests and blog contributors Sharon and Al Johnson for sharing with us these photos of Statendam from their visit to the Port of San Diego. Recently we were in San Diego and discovered that the Statendam was due to be at the San Diego cruise dock on Friday, December 21st. We…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Port…”