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Highlights from Canada/New England

Highlights from Canada/New England

Big thanks to HAL guest Lisa Ann for sharing more photos from her Canada/New England cruise last year. I could not resist sending in more pictures. Every port of call had something wonderful to show you. From the old world charm of Quebec City and Boston to quaint seaports of Bar Harbor and Baie-Comeau. My…   read more of “Highlights from…”

Cruise Diary: Nawiliwili, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Nawiliwili, Hawaii

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! February 23, 2013: Today we docked at the old sugar cane shipping port in Nawiliwli. We took a tour in Kauai…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Lahaina, Maui

Cruise Diary: Lahaina, Maui

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. 22, 2013: The Zaandam arrived early at Lahaina, Maui. Al and I signed up for the 9-hour “Adventures to Hana”…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Aloha Hilo, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Aloha Hilo, Hawaii

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. 20, 2013: This morning around 11 a.m., the Zaandam made its way to Hilo, Hawaii, which is our first stop…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Aloha…”

Cruise Diary: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cruise Diary: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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. 14, 2013: Today Al and I took the “Deluxe Coastal Cruise with Whale Watching” tour while we were in Cabo…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Cabo…”

Cruise Diary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Cruise Diary: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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! Al and I took the tour “Colonial San Sebastian” while in Puerto Vallarta. Our tour was to meet on the pier…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Half Moon Cay Gets New Two-Story Beach Villas

Half Moon Cay Gets New Two-Story Beach Villas

Award-winning Half Moon Cay, our private Bahamian island, celebrated its 15th anniversary this Caribbean cruise season, and to commemorate the milestone we enhanced island offerings and features. Guests to the island will notice five new, colorful, two-story Beach Villas available for rent during each call. The luxury hideaways boast exclusive hot tubs on the second…   read more of “Half Moon Cay Gets…”

Swimming with the Dolphins in Mexico

Swimming with the Dolphins in Mexico

Here is a picture of Patricio! Zaandam visits Mexico every two weeks this fall/winter season. This picture was taken on the Dolphin Encounter tour in Puerto Vallarta. Even in the pouring rain there is something fun to do in this port of call. Welcomed by Vallarta Adventure tours and their wonderful facility, we were split…   read more of “Swimming with the…”