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Cruise Diary: Zaandam’s Fabulous Crew, Part 2

Cruise Diary: Zaandam’s Fabulous Crew, Part 2

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband cruised again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find photos I had taken of the fabulous Front Desk staff especially of Grachel Singh who was extremely helpful and always…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Spotting Whale Tail

Spotting Whale Tail

Thanks to Holland America Line Reservation Lead Sarah Sterley for sending in these great photos! I am a Holland America employee at the Seattle office. I recently took my mother on a sailing on Zaandam to Mexico. On our return from the shore excursions we selected in Puerto Vallarta we encountered a whale. He was…   read more of “Spotting Whale…”

Cruise Diary: The Fabulous Zaandam Crew, Part 1

Cruise Diary: The Fabulous Zaandam Crew, Part 1

Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband cruised again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. Since we have cruised and visited Mexico and Hawaii several times, we didn’t expect that we would have such a memorable cruise. We both…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”

Crew Enjoy Barbecue on the Bow

Crew Enjoy Barbecue on the Bow

During Zaandam’s recent call at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the crew members were treated to a delightful barbecue on the bow of the ship. With the blue skies and amazing weather, the crew members were able to enjoy a Zaandam-style family “makan” (family meal in Bahasa) where they were able to sit, relax and enjoy some…   read more of “Crew Enjoy Barbecue…”

Oh, Canada!

Oh, Canada!

On March 4, 2013, while on the Mexican Riviera cruise on board the beautiful ms Zaandam, 120 Canadians got together to celebrate the warm weather of Mexico. I organized the event to the delight of my fellow Canadians who were enchanted with the “On Location” program and enjoyed a variety of Mexican cocktails while meeting…   read more of “Oh,…”

Cruise Diary: Nawiliwili, Hawaii

Cruise Diary: Nawiliwili, Hawaii

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! February 23, 2013: Today we docked at the old sugar cane shipping port in Nawiliwli. We took a tour in Kauai…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: The Explorations Café

Cruise Diary: The Explorations Café

Dr. Deborah Wheeler is a travel writer who was on board Zaandam and sent in posts from her cruise. The ship’s library is a great place to get some work done or enjoy a good book. We had a special coffee made at the Explorations Café, then wrote a few travel articles, and picked out…   read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”