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Bert’s Beauty Shot: Vancouver

Bert’s Beauty Shot: Vancouver

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.

Were You on This 1992 Noordam Cruise?

Were You on This 1992 Noordam Cruise?

We received a very interesting story from some longtime HAL guests and we would all like to find out more! If you were on the 1992 Holland America Line 21-day repositioning cruise on Noordam, from New York to Vancouver BC, through the Panama Canal, do you remember this? On the night we were leaving the…   read more of “Were You on This…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Vancouver, B.C.

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Vancouver, B.C.

Sailing into Vancouver is quite spectacular. Especially when arriving in the dark, as we did on our last call in September. The skyline of the downtown area is amazing. Docking at the famous pier with the pointed roof with every point lighting up in a different color, makes quite an impression. Not to forget Stanley…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Bird’s-Eye View of Zuiderdam at Vancouver

Bird’s-Eye View of Zuiderdam at Vancouver

Thanks to Steve J. Garrod, HAL employee and webmaster for shipcafe.net, for sending in these great pictures of Zuiderdam from a unique point of view. I went to “great heights” to photograph Zuiderdam sailing from Vancouver, BC. I scaled the heights of Stanley Park up to the Lions Gate Bridge and photographed Zuiderdam setting sail….   read more of “Bird’s-Eye…”

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Vancouver

Bert’s Beauty Shots: Vancouver

The buzzing metropolis of Vancouver is getting ready to receive thousands of sporters and their supporters from all over the world. Everyone who ever sailed from Vancouver will most likely recognize the five-pointed rooftop from Canada Place, the terminal where the ships normally dock. For the Olympics, the tops are lighted up at night, and standing in…   read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”

Vancouver to San Diego

Vancouver to San Diego

We had a great time and wish we were still with all of you on your way to Florida!!! — Jan