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Cruise Diary: SPAM – An Iconic Hawaiian Delicacy

Cruise Diary: SPAM – An Iconic Hawaiian Delicacy

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. 19, 2013: Today we had another busy day of activities and lectures. When I was a kid my mother served…   read more of “Cruise Diary: SPAM…”

‘Sheepledam’ Readies for Maiden Voyage

‘Sheepledam’ Readies for Maiden Voyage

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us this note and photo of her latest creation — “Sheepledam” — that she built during her recent HAL cruise. To date we have featured six of her previous creations — Halraiserdam, Zippidydam, Spamdam, Waytoofinedam, Woohoodam and Rhymedam — on the blog. Great job, Lynn! This latest creation is made…   read more of “‘Sheepledam&#8…”

‘Rhymedam’ vs. Ryndam

‘Rhymedam’ vs. Ryndam

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us this note and photo of her most recent creation — “Rhymedam” — that she built during her recent cruise on Ryndam. To date we have featured five of her previous creations — Halraiserdam, Zippidydam, Spamdam, Waytoofinedam and Woohoodam — on the blog. Here is my latest successful creation, the…   read more of “‘Rhymedam&#821…”

Latest Edition to the HAL Fleet: ‘Woohoodam’

Latest Edition to the HAL Fleet: ‘Woohoodam’

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey is back at it. This is her most recent creation — “Woohoodam” — that she built during her recent cruise on Noordam. To date we have featured four of her previous creations — Halraiserdam, Zippidydam, Spamdam and Waytoofinedam — on the blog. Keep em’ coming Lynn! I just got back from…   read more of “Latest Edition to…”

‘Waytoofinedam’ on the Ryndam

‘Waytoofinedam’ on the Ryndam

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey is back at it. This is her most recent creation, “Waytoofinedam,” that she built while on her Ryndam Caribbean cruise. We featured three of her previous creations — Halraiserdam, Zippidydam and Spamdam — on the blog back in November 2009, January 2010 and April 2010, respectively.

‘Spamdam’ Makes a Splash on Zaandam

‘Spamdam’ Makes a Splash on Zaandam

HAL Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us this note and photo of her most recent creation, “Spamdam,” that she built while on her Zaandam cruise to Hawaii. She builds her models using dental floss, carrots, soda cartons and lots of scotch tape. We featured two of her previous creations — “Halraiserdam” and “Zippidydam” — on the…   read more of “‘Spamdam&#8217…”

‘Zippidydam’ Wins Zuiderdam’s ‘Floaters’ Competition

‘Zippidydam’ Wins Zuiderdam’s ‘Floaters’ Competition

Mariner Lynn Hardey sent us this note and photo of her most recent creation, “Zippidydam,” that she built while cruising on Zuiderdam. We featured her previous creation — “Halraiserdam” — on the blog back in November. The “Zippidydam” won the Whatever Floats Your Boat contest and floated beautifully, as usual. There were four boats and…   read more of “‘Zippidydam&#8…”