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South America: A Continent of Wonders

South America: A Continent of Wonders

This week we’re celebrating South America, one of the most exciting, culturally rich and captivating continents. For travelers looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, bucket-list adventures and beauty that is beyond a photographer’s wildest dreams, South America has it all. Here are seven of South America’s natural wonders to hopefully entice you to join us on ms…   read more of “South America: A…”

Celebrating 30 Years of Marriage in Alaska

Thanks to guest Matt Dorney for sending us this video he made of his cruise to Alaska. Matt boarded Zaandam with his wife Donna to celebrate their wedding anniversary.

Zaandam Gets a Paint Job at Ketchikan

Zaandam Gets a Paint Job at Ketchikan

Thanks to guest Catherine McCall for sending us some photos from her Alaska cruise. I travelled to Alaska June 9, 2013 on the Zaandam…while passengers were enjoying a glorious day ashore in Ketchican, crew members were painting the ship!! Then, at Skagway, another shot of the Zaandam in port. I took well over 1000 photos…   read more of “Zaandam Gets a…”

Cruise Diary: OnLocation Still on my Mind

Cruise Diary: OnLocation Still on my Mind

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and and couldn’t resist sharing one last adventure with us. Thank goodness I booked a Collectors’ Voyage (which is a back to back) because it gave me time to enjoy the ship and rest up from time ashore….   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Zaandam’s Filipino Independence Day Celebration

Zaandam’s Filipino Independence Day Celebration

Zaandam’s Filipino community recently celebrated their 115th Independence Day on June 12th. The day started with a flag raising ceremony and traditional dance presentation, then lead to tug-of-war games on the pier, followed by an appreciation dinner and later a crew party.

Cruise Diary: Ketchikan – Misty Fjord by Float Plane

Cruise Diary: Ketchikan – Misty Fjord by Float Plane

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. Oh my…Misty Fjord by Float Plane was a sleeper! With back to back Alaskan cruises ending, I never expected another surprise. Such grandeur in Misty Fjord, only reachable by float…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: In Honor of HAL’s 140 Years of Exploring the Seven Seas

Cruise Diary: In Honor of HAL’s 140 Years of Exploring the Seven Seas

Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. All aboard a smaller, but double-engined excursion vessel in Tracy Arm with a unique two-tiered viewing platform behind the wheelhouse above the spacious cabin. Luckily, no need to jockey for…   read more of “Cruise Diary: In…”