On Maasdam’s 49-day Amazon cruise, we were fortunate enough to cross the equator on February 2. This naturally called for a King Neptune Ceremony. We found a number of lucky crew members, who had never crossed the equator before and invited them to the ceremony. We were also able to introduce our youngest “crew member,”… read more of “Newbie Crew Members…”
Sydney, Australia, 15th-16th February Once again, the weather has been kind to us and we enjoyed following winds and seas across the Tasman sea during our crossing from Picton to Sydney. The weather was changeable thoughout and our call in Sydney was no exception, bathed in sunshine one minute and then torrential downpours the next…. read more of “Captain’s…”
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!
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. Here is our arrival at Singapore.
Project Linus continues on the 2013 Grand World Voyage. The project provides new, handmade blankets, afghans and hats to children who are seriously ill, traumatised or otherwise in need. David Coleman has continued the project, which was organised by Anna Lewis of Seattle during the 2012 GWV. I am seen here with David, receiving a… read more of “Captain’s…”
We invited our Facebook fans to share with us their HAL photos from Canada/New England to be in the running for the line’s “Fans’ First” Facebook Page Cover Photo on March 1st. Here are more photos from guest Lisa Ann Lapp. Enjoy! These photos are from Sydney! What a great time we had aboard Holland… read more of “More Facebook Fans…”
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. 9, 2013: We arrived at the cruise terminal in San Diego and after filling out our health forms, we were… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Here are some more photos of Volendam‘s Chinese New Year celebration. Thanks to Hotel Director René Tuinman for sharing these! February 10 was the Chinese Lunar New Year and Volendam rang in the year of the snake in style with a grand celebration in the Show Lounge and accompanying decorations throughout the ship. The Show… read more of “Volendam Welcomes…”