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Cruise Diary: Sailing to Alaska on Zaandam

Cruise Diary: Sailing to Alaska on Zaandam

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. With help from Christine B. of Group Special Services Dept., my chums and I enjoyed the personal touches given by the friendliest staff and officers I have met in all…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

On Location: Belly Dancing on Noordam

On Location: Belly Dancing on Noordam

Lorna Gow just returned from a 12-day cruise on Noordam as a belly dancer with our On Location program. Read about her experience below. To see more of her cruise click here. What a beautiful Island! I flew into Rhodes in the afternoon. I was collected at the airport and taken to the hotel that…   read more of “On Location: Belly…”

On Location: Teaching Belly Dancing on Noordam

On Location: Teaching Belly Dancing on Noordam

Belly Dancer Lorna Gow sailed on Noordam as part of the line’s On Location enrichment program. She blogged about her experience and shared it with us. Here’s her first entry. Thanks, Lorna! So, my ‘normal’ job is that of a bellydancer on the Nile, Cairo. Granted there are perhaps few that would call this ‘normal’…   read more of “On Location:…”

Kudos for the Island Magic Steel Band

Kudos for the Island Magic Steel Band

My wife and I were on the last cruise of the Zuiderdam for the Caribbean season from April 8 to April 19. We had the opportunity to attend both concerts of the Island Magic Steel Band. It has been many years since I enjoyed a presentation such as theirs. They are just a phenomenal band…   read more of “Kudos for the…”

Two Beverage Managers Get Together

Two Beverage Managers Get Together

Recently ms Zaandam and ms Statendam met in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This gave me the opportunity to meet and share experiences and ideas from the new On Location* program Mexico with Alphonse, Statendam’s beverage manager. The ideas, laughter and camaraderie flowed through the short time we were together as we had to return to…   read more of “Two Beverage…”

Oh, Canada!

Oh, Canada!

On March 4, 2013, while on the Mexican Riviera cruise on board the beautiful ms Zaandam, 120 Canadians got together to celebrate the warm weather of Mexico. I organized the event to the delight of my fellow Canadians who were enchanted with the “On Location” program and enjoyed a variety of Mexican cocktails while meeting…   read more of “Oh,…”

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea Aboard Zaandam

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea Aboard Zaandam

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 17, 2013: This morning, we had breakfast delivered to the room because we wanted to get to the Lido Pool…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A Day…”