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A Visit to the Great Wall of China

A Visit to the Great Wall of China

Hello All! I was really excited to share this one with you … the crew had a blast, even though it was -3 C!! HAL crew have unique opportunities to see parts of the world that are present on most people’s “bucket lists”. Over 200 Zaandam crew members got to check a few wish list…   read more of “A Visit to the…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Haines, Alaska

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Haines, Alaska

Haines is home to the world famous Hammer Museum. For a modest fee you can receive a tour of the entire place … both rooms of this converted home. Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam

Explorer’s Scrapbook: St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Explorer’s Scrapbook: St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Sunlight steams in from the windows in the largest church in the world. Home to some of the holiest sites in Catholicism, anyone can appreciate the priceless works of art and sheer size of this iconic place. Anthony Garofalo Human Resources Manager ms Zaandam

Photos from a Great Zaandam Cruise

Photos from a Great Zaandam Cruise

Thanks to HAL guests Dennis and Judith Thompson for sending in these photos from their cruise on Zaandam in October 2011. My wife and I wanted to thank your fantastic crew for making our first cruise a memory of a lifetime. The seven-day cruise went by way too fast. Looking forward to another cruise on…   read more of “Photos from a Great…”

When in Thailand: Pattaya Elephant Village

When in Thailand: Pattaya Elephant Village

About two months before our scheduled call in Thailand several crew could only talk about one thing to do in Thailand — ride an elephant. So that’s what we did. Thirty-six crewmembers set out on a journey of massive proportions, literally. The Pattaya Elephant Village provides a unique transportation experience over the course of the…   read more of “When in Thailand:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Buon Appetito!

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Buon Appetito!

As they say… ‘When in Rome…” When in Rome I eat as the Romans do. Don’t forget to have this favorite of mine — Spaghetti Carbonara. It’s not a creamy sauce like you find in the U.S. After the crisp bacon chunks and black pepper are added to spaghetti straight from the pot a raw…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Zaandam Says ‘Selamat Datang’ to Crew Members’ Families in Indonesia

Zaandam Says ‘Selamat Datang’ to Crew Members’ Families in Indonesia

Selamat datang means welcome in Bahasa, Indonesia. Recently Zaandam called in three Indonesian ports — Komodo Island; Tanah Ampo, Bali, and Semarang, Java. As nearly half of our crewmembers are from Indonesia it was a very busy and special day as we welcomed the friends and families of our hardworking crewmembers. In fact this entire…   read more of “Zaandam Says…”