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Cruise Diary: My First Dispatch From Prinsendam

HAL blogger Gary Frink is currently sailing on board Prinsendam’s 24-day Amazon River and Caribbean adventure and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout his time on board. Enjoy! Our two days at the Holiday Inn in Hollywood, Fla., were tranquil to boring. My most profound occurrence was a not-so-hot haircut at Hair Cuttery, late…   read more of “Cruise Diary: My…”

Cruise Diary: Off to the Amazon River We Shall Go!

HAL blogger Gary Frink is currently sailing on board Prinsendam’s 24-day Amazon River and Caribbean adventure and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout his time on board. Here is his first entry! “Watch out for the piranhas.” “Don’t drag your hand in the water.” “Be careful of the alligators,” are the range of comments…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Off…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Magdalena Fjord

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Magdalena Fjord

This photo was taken during our scenic cruising from Ny-Alesund via the Magdalena Fjord to Longyearbyen, Norway. Ny-Ålesund is one of the world’s northernmost settlements at 78°55′N 11°56′E. Damaris Fens Guest Relations Supervisor ms Prinsendam

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Antarctica

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Antarctica

You wake up, you open the curtains and then you see this! You only can be silent, as the orchestra of water, sky, mountains and ice is playing an unbelievable symphony … something that is burned in your memory forever! Jaap Wisse Chief Engineer ms Prinsendam

Getting Creative With HAL Swag

Getting Creative With HAL Swag

Through the years my wife, Mrs. Adriana A. Buitendijk, and I enjoyed quite a few cruises with Holland America Line. In her case since 1956, having therefore earned four-star status some time ago. During this time we have saved up quite a few HAL handbags. Dutch people are known to be thrifty. My wife therefore…   read more of “Getting Creative…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Pyramids

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Pyramids

We rolled out from the cruise terminal at about 8 a.m. for a 3-hour drive to the pyramids. When we stepped off the bus at the first stop, it was just surreal to see these great pyramids off in the distance. Since my background is in the field of anthropology and archaeology, it’s a place…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Shore Excursion: D-Day Landing Beaches

Shore Excursion: D-Day Landing Beaches

A great shore excursion to take part in is the D-Day Landing Beaches tour in Cherbourg, France, at one of the D-Day landing beaches, especially for those who prefer shorter excursions (this is a 4½-hour tour). Start your journey from Cherbourg to St. Mere Eglise, which was the first town to be liberated in World…   read more of “Shore Excursion:…”