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iPhone iBlog: Exploring Etruscan Tombs in Italy

iPhone iBlog: Exploring Etruscan Tombs in Italy

Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s public relations manager, for sharing these iPhone photos from her recent excursion in Livorno, Italy, during her Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. This is the first shore excursion I have participated on where the motor coach driver has an espresso machine conveniently located next to his seat. Only in…   read more of “iPhone iBlog:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Climbing a Glacier

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Climbing a Glacier

My bucket list got shorter after the shore excursions to the Juneau Icefield to land on Mendenhall Glacier. The landscape was just incredible, white, blue, gray and black. Natural ice sculptures that demanded photos were everywhere. Every one of us made it up the wall where the view and exhilaration were equally fabulous. Joanne Gardner…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Zaandam’s Life-Saving Team Goes on Ice

Zaandam’s Life-Saving Team Goes on Ice

Last month at Skagway, Alaska, Zaandam’s Lifesaving Attendants Mali Bin Mohtar, Alek Iskandar, Handi, Sigegar and Lifesaving Officer Josh Matthews were treated to a spectacular morning of flying and discovery. For their hard work with changing all the Lifeboat wires, they were sent on a helicopter tour to Mead Glacier, marking the first time all…   read more of “Zaandam’s…”

iPhone iBlog: The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

iPhone iBlog: The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Special thanks to Jerrol Golden, Holland America Line’s public relations manager, for sharing these iPhone photos from her recent visit to Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, during her Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. Antonio Gaudi designed this amazing Basilica in the early 1900’s and it is still being constructed. If I had one word to describe it…   read more of “iPhone iBlog: The…”

Husky Homestead Tour in Alaska

Husky Homestead Tour in Alaska

Holland America Line’s Director of Public Relations Erik Elvejord was on a CruiseTour that visited Denali National Park in Alaska and sent us these photos. Guests arriving from Anchorage are greeted by a five-week-old husky pup from Jeff King’s Denali-based home and kennel. A four-time Iditarod winner, Jeff King operates a kennel near Denali National…   read more of “Husky Homestead…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Haines, Alaska

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Haines, Alaska

This was taken in Haines, Alaska, during the Tukshunuk tour. The tour took you up to 3,000 feet where we got to see amazing scenery, including waterfalls, the clear waters and, of course, the lush canopy of trees. This was an exciting tour (we each drove a four-wheel-drive Kawasaki Mule!) and I would recommend taking…   read more of “Explorer’s…”