Of course cruising in Alaska is a great way to explore the area. However, that is not the only great way; another fantastic way to see the state is by doing shore excursions. One of the most popular ways to see some of the areas is flying in an helicopter or taking a floatplane. The… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Controller Yono Sudarto was lucky enough to catch the glacier in Glacier Bay calving today, not once but three times! The guest were really excited to witness this majestic display of nature, a highlight of their cruise for sure! (scroll down to see all of the photos in sequence.)
Thanks to HAL guest Carlette for sending in this note and photos from her family’s last HAL cruise to Alaska. Thanks Carlette! Enjoy your HAL June cruise! These pictures were taken on the Statendam on our two week cruise to Alaska in 2009. Our daughter does a very good impression of the Captain saying “Good… read more of “Snapshots from…”
Here is an impression of the serene forests around Juneau where you have the feeling you’re part of a fairytale. During my daily run I bring my backpack containing my camera, lenses, tripod, water and cellphone in case of an emergency. I was questioned by several guests how much the backpack weighs … yesterday we… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
On May 16, Statendam and Amsterdam docked side by side in Victoria, B.C. Since Statendam docked first, we had a great view of Amsterdam’s arrival. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.
Special thanks to Henk van der Linden for sending in this great photo of the Regent Star on a September 15, 1991, sailing. The ship was also Statendam IV.
It’s great to be back in Vancouver. A perfect day with sunny skies. And again, docked side by side with Amsterdam. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.
Statendam is finally heading to Alaska. Do you have any idea how exciting this is?! Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s Hotel Manager