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Colorful Journeys with HAL

Colorful Journeys with HAL

Thanks to HAL guest Mira for sending in beautiful photos that were taken on various cruises with Zaandam, Veendam and Nieuw Amsterdam.

Alaska’s Glorious Glacier Bay

Alaska’s Glorious Glacier Bay

Thanks to Mike and Rhonda Rawlins for sharing these amazing pictures of Glacier Bay, Alaska, taken during their cruise aboard HAL.

Postcards from Juneau and Sitka

Postcards from Juneau and Sitka

Thanks to guest Clarissa for sending in these incredible pictures from her Alaska cruise. We had a wonderful time a board of the Westerdam cruising to Alaska this past month. As a photographer enthusiast I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty and diversity of Alaska but mostly the high quality cruise experience my husband and…   read more of “Postcards from…”

A Day-Trip to Albania

A Day-Trip to Albania

“Albania? Are We Allowed to Go there?” The answer is yes. A few years ago Albania was taken off the restricted countries list that was on our U.S. passports for so long. The Albanian Adventure shore excursion departs from Corfu by hydrofoil and the ride is about 45 minutes to the port of Sarana. The…   read more of “A Day-Trip to…”

Sailing South to Antarctica

Sailing South to Antarctica

Thanks to guest Cheryl Kaufenberg for sending in these stunning photos from her South America and Antarctica cruise. We sailed on the last of the winter 2013 South America/Antarctica cruises out of Buenos Aires on HAL’s Veendam. Weather the entire time was absolutely fantastic allowing us first of all to spend a day in Stanley…   read more of “Sailing South to…”

Lesbos Offers History, Stunning Views

Lesbos Offers History, Stunning Views

Lesbos, Greece, is a new port for me and Holland America. It is famous for the female poet, Sappho. The town is quite small with an attractive harbor front. I had a limited amount of time so chose to climb up to the castle and check out the history and views.