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Cruise Diary: Discovering Bequia

Cruise Diary: Discovering Bequia

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is 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! AMAZON ADVENTURE Aboard the Prinsendam, in route to Oranjestad, Aruba, December 16, 2011 There was confusion in cabin 126 for sometime about St. Vincent and the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ushuaia

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ushuaia

While in Argentina I went on a trekking tour through Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. There is no other place that can compare to this. Nothing can really grow with the cold harsh weather experienced in this part of Ushuaia. I think the photo looks scary but also beautiful with a chance of…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Cruise Diary: Good-Bye Amazon and Crossing the Line

Cruise Diary: Good-Bye Amazon and Crossing the Line

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is 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! The last astounding Amazon River statistic I shall thrust upon you during this marvelous Holland America adventure: The flow of the muddy Amazon into the emerald-to-blue-Topaz…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Parintins, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Parintins, Brazil

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is 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! With small plates of salad in hand, we walked through the Lido casual restaurant to enjoy a light meal in the aft outdoor dining area, where…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ipanema

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Ipanema

It was a hot sunny day, we went to the beach and were not careful enough to put on sunscreen. The sun was so strong that we got sun burnt big time… Ipanema has a very Brazilian feel, lots of girls in bikinis, many vendors roaming around the beach and selling Caipirinhas, pareos, matte lemonade,…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Cruise Diary: Manaus, Brazil

Cruise Diary: Manaus, Brazil

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is 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! If I were wearing boots I would now be shaking in them. In my modest essays, I hope to bring you, dear readers, the tiniest knowledge…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

AdVEENtures in South America

AdVEENtures in South America

Big thanks to Veendam’s entertainer Mara Jill Herman for sending in this fun post from her recent stops in South America. Enjoy! On October 28th, I assisted on a tour of the Guayaquil National Park in Ecuador. The Parque Histórico Guayaquil is like a multi experience park and zoo packed full of fascinating animals, flora…   read more of “AdVEENtures in…”

Cruise Diary: In Route to Santarem, Brazil

Cruise Diary: In Route to Santarem, Brazil

HAL blogger Gary Frink currently is 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! It was pulse-pounding exciting to awaken this morning on the Prinsendam, as it floated at dock on the Amazon River near the mouth of the fabled,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: In…”