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Postcards from Alaska

Postcards from Alaska

Here are a few pictures from my Alaska cruise in 2009. We took part in the whale-watching excursion and then went shopping in town. – Laurel Adams, HAL Mariner

Shore Excursion: Sidi Bou Said and Carthage

Shore Excursion: Sidi Bou Said and Carthage

What do you think of when you hear Tunisia? Camels, Mint Tea, Carpets and Desert? Think again… how about sugar cube houses, blue roofs and historical ruins? Enjoy the photos of our Tunisia impressions… Having met some of Tunisia’s camels at the pier, we headed out for the tour bus to join our half day…   read more of “Shore Excursion:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Mendenhall Glacier

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Mendenhall Glacier

There is nothing better than cruising out of Seattle on ms Westerdam to Alaska. This trip started out with sunshine and a few broken clouds and has continued as we move toward Hubbard Glacier today. The highlight of the trip thus far was the helicopter tour to the Mendenhall Glacier and drinking from the pristine…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Cruise Diary: At Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cruise Diary: At Dubrovnik, Croatia

Just when we thought we had seen it all on Holland America Line cruises, the Ryndam called at Dubrovnik, Croatia. What a beautiful, historic city surrounded by walls. Luckily for all of the guests on board, Ryndam docked at the port long enough for us to fully explore the town.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Neets Bay

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Neets Bay

How Neat is Neets Bay? I was fortunate enough to be able to take a HAL tour to visit the bears at Neets Bay, which is a 20 minute floatplane ride from Ketchikan Alaska. We arrived at the floatplane dock and were met by the bear guide. We were given a safety brief, on what…   read more of “Explorer’s…”