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Chugging Along in Skagway, Alaska

Chugging Along in Skagway, Alaska

Over 30 of Ryndam’s crew members went on the Yukon Expedition and White Pass Railway tour during our last visit to Skagway, Alaska. Besides seeing great scenery we had fun upholding tradition and expressing ourselves in a friendly fashion to the other trains passing us on the tracks. It was a relaxing tour and a…   read more of “Chugging Along in…”

Biking in Bermuda

Biking in Bermuda

I finally went on an active shore excursion, the Railway Trail Boat, Bike and Beach tour. We started out on a boat ride of about 20 minutes from the pier in Hamilton, Bermuda, to a more remote part of the island. We landed at the beach where the 9 Beaches Resort once operated. It is…   read more of “Biking in…”

Cruise Diary: Cruising Alaska, Day 3

Cruise Diary: Cruising Alaska, Day 3

Jessica Au recently sailed aboard Zuiderdam in Alaska and blogged about it. In Juneau, we booked an excursion to the Mendenhall Glacier by Helicopter. The shuttle ride to the Juneau airport from the pier took about 15-20 minutes and after watching a 5-minute safety video, putting away our belongings and donning ice boots, we headed…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Touring Thira (Santorini), Greece

Touring Thira (Santorini), Greece

On our last visit to Thira we had several tour groups going to the beautiful village of Oia. This picturesque village features blue-domed churches and narrow cobblestone streets. This is an ideal location to capture the beauty of this remarkable island. The pictures below were taken during The Essence of Santorini Tour and the Profitis…   read more of “Touring Thira…”

Rombola Winery Tour in Argostoli, Greece

Rombola Winery Tour in Argostoli, Greece

Thanks to Nina Kettle, Nieuw Amsterdam’s assistant shore excursion manager, for sending in this great post about one of HAL’s fun shore excursions. We went on the Leisurely Cephalonia excursion, in the port of Argostoli, Greece. We visited the Rombola winery and got an insight into the production methods of the famous and rare Rombola…   read more of “Rombola Winery Tour…”

Rotterdam’s Big Catch

Rotterdam’s Big Catch

Adam, who is only 15 years old, managed to catch a 52 pound king salmon during our Sitka excursion All Day Salmon and Halibut Fishing. That is an awesome achievement! He told us he needed 30 minutes to get the fish out of the water and he is very proud of his catch. Adam and…   read more of “Rotterdam’s…”

Oosterdam’s Captain Gets Covered in Puppy Kisses

Oosterdam’s Captain Gets Covered in Puppy Kisses

Oh, the day in the life of “Reese’s” at Puppy Camp! During Oosterdam’s call at Juneau, Captain van der Loo and the shore excursion team spent the afternoon at Puppy Camp [where puppies are trained to become sled dogs]. It was a beautiful day filled with happy, playful puppies all named after famous candy bars….   read more of “Oosterdam’s…”

Oosterdam’s Crew Rafting Excursion in Juneau

Oosterdam’s Crew Rafting Excursion in Juneau

During the Oosterdam’s call at Juneau, members of the deck and entertainment departments decided to get wet out in the Alaskan wilderness during a crew rafting excursion. Everyone returned soaked with large smiles on their faces. I think it’s because crew members from the entertainment department navigated! Amy Kreft is Oosterdam’s human resources manager.