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Former HAL CEO Hosts Shore Excursion for Crew

Former HAL CEO Hosts Shore Excursion for Crew

Former HAL CEO Kirk Lanterman and his wife Janet have been sailing aboard the Westerdam this week experiencing the incredible sights of Alaska and warm hospitality of our crew. Generously, Mr. and Mrs. Lanterman offered to provide and host a special Shore Excursion for our hard-working team. Eighty crewmembers were excited to sail onboard our…   read more of “Former HAL CEO…”

Nature at its Finest in Alaska

Nature at its Finest in Alaska

Thanks to Brad Willey, Holland America Line’s guest relations representative, for this wonderful post! On our last-minute cruise on board ms Westerdam we were able to take part in the ‘Sea Otter Quest and Fortress of the Bear’ shore excursion. This tour was by far the most extraordinary of the entire week. Fortress of the…   read more of “Nature at its…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sitka, Alaska

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Sitka, Alaska

Alaska is a region with many contrasts. From snow-capped mountains and glaciers to fields with beautiful blooming flowers. Sajith Kumar SV Security Officer ms Oosterdam

A Visit to Alaka’s Raptor Rescue Center

A Visit to Alaka’s Raptor Rescue Center

Here are some pictures of Oosterdam guests taking part in the Historic Russian America & Raptor Center shore excursion in Sitka. Part of the tour is a visit to the Alaska Raptor (Bald Eagle) Center where guests get a first hand look at these gorgeous creatures during a bird-on-a-glove presentation and a tour of the…   read more of “A Visit to…”

Csaba’s Aperture: Reflection of the Blue

Csaba’s Aperture: Reflection of the Blue

Let me share with you my capture of the day. Oosterdam and Zaandam (pictured) were at Sitka together. Csaba Desvari is Oosterdam’s culinary operations manager.

Alaska Sightings: Seldovia, Sitka and Glacier Bay

Alaska Sightings: Seldovia, Sitka and Glacier Bay

Big thanks to guests Michael and Eva for sending in the following photos of their HAL cruise. The pictures were taken while sailing to Alaska on board Amsterdam and during ashore activities including the Seldovia Cruise with Gull Island and Fortress of the Bear & Sea Otter Quest shore excursions. Thanks again!