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It’s All Greek to Me!

It’s All Greek to Me!

Yesterday was a busy day in Santorini — nine ships visited at different times during the day. Two of those ships were Holland America Line ships. The Noordam has been following us for the last few days! If you’ve ever seen a picture of Greece, you’ve seen Santorini. Santorini is “the Greek port.” Little white…   read more of “It’s All…”

Postcards from Voyage of the Vikings

Postcards from Voyage of the Vikings

This summer I sailed on the Maasdam’s Voyage of the Vikings — a 35-day cruise which left Boston in late July and sailed to Rotterdam via Greenland and Iceland, then returned to Boston, visiting different ports each direction. Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though…   read more of “Postcards from…”

An Off-Road Adventure in Ketchikan

An Off-Road Adventure in Ketchikan

They sometimes say “boys and their toys” — as the boys get older, the toys become more expensive. Well, here on the ms Zuiderdam we do it differently — it was girls and boys with toys, and these toys were definitely expensive. It was time for the crew of the ms Zuiderdam to head off…   read more of “An Off-Road…”

Tarzan … Jane … Sort of!

Tarzan … Jane … Sort of!

Anyone heard of zipline? Have you “zipped” yourself? A friend signed me up not knowing what to expect. But since I am with other crew members, it will be so much fun so I never bothered to ask what it’s all about. I excitedly prepared myself and while going through the orientation I slowly started…   read more of “Tarzan … Jane ……”

Postcards from Edinburgh’s Military Tattoo

Postcards from Edinburgh’s Military Tattoo

Jo Ann Taylor, manager for Holland America Line’s Mariner Society, sent in these photos and note from a recent cruise on Eurodam that coincided with Edinburgh’s famous Military Tattoo. Edinburgh’s Tattoo has nothing to do with the tattoo’s you put on your skin, its a pageant of bands from the world over. This year’s Tattoo…   read more of “Postcards from…”

Exploring Flam on a Fjord Safari

Exploring Flam on a Fjord Safari

This week at Flam, Norway, the crew went on a very special shore excursion. It’s called the Flam Fjord Safari. I had arranged this as a special crew-only experience. The tour consists of an hour-and-a-half journey in what’s called a RIB, or Rigid Inflatable Boat. The boat is large enough to fit 20, luckily we…   read more of “Exploring Flam on a…”