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Happy Birthday, Captain!

Happy Birthday, Captain!

Volendam recently celebrated Captain Arno Jutten’s birthday and there was no hiding for the captain, as the celebrations followed him throughout the day. It was first kicked off during breakfast on a sea-day, when the lido staff sang happy birthday. Then, at coffee time on the bridge, he was further surprised when the cruise director…   read more of “Happy Birthday,…”

Beautiful Icebergs in Antarctica

Beautiful Icebergs in Antarctica

Thanks to HAL guest Rebecca Thomsen for sending in these great photos from her South America & Antarctica Grand Voyage on Prinsendam.

Cruise Diary: SPAM – An Iconic Hawaiian Delicacy

Cruise Diary: SPAM – An Iconic Hawaiian Delicacy

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy! Feb. 19, 2013: Today we had another busy day of activities and lectures. When I was a kid my mother served…   read more of “Cruise Diary: SPAM…”

Photo Diary: Indonesia

Photo Diary: Indonesia

Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. We are still in Indonesia.

Cruise Diary: Thanks for a Wonderful HAL Cruise

Cruise Diary: Thanks for a Wonderful HAL Cruise

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, recently sailed aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Here is his final post … Enjoy! February 15, 2013: It has been about a month since…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Debuts on Eurodam

‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Debuts on Eurodam

Professional dancers two-time champion Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer and celebrities singer Joey Fatone and actress Sabrina Bryan headlined the first-ever “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” performance aboard ms Eurodam while sailing last week in the eastern Caribbean. Our exciting new “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” experience will continue to be featured on…   read more of “‘Dancing with…”