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Zuiderdam Making Children Smile One Toy at a Time

Zuiderdam Making Children Smile One Toy at a Time

During the Zuiderdam’s call to Curaçao on November 27th, Captain Christopher Turner, officers and crew, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus, spent the afternoon with 163 orphans, distributing presents and entertaining them with a holiday carnival. From face painting to bowling, the crew of the Zuiderdam created some very special holiday memories for all to…   read more of “Zuiderdam Making…”

Captain’s Log: Bear Watching in Glacier Bay

Captain’s Log: Bear Watching in Glacier Bay

Yesterday we had a nice day in Glacier Bay. Good calving on Margerie and Johns Hopkins Glaciers, but we topped of the day with some of the best bear viewing this season. We spotted this mother grizzly and her two cubs at the entrance to Johns Hopkins inlet.

Captain’s Log: Alert Bay

Captain’s Log: Alert Bay

On our way back to Vancouver I always like to cruise by Alert Bay, a small originally First Nation community of the Namgis or Nimpkish on Cormorant Island at the north end of Johnstone Strait. It was first visited by George Vancouver in 1792, who made friendly contact with the Namgis tribe. The island was…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Bear!

Captain’s Log: Bear!

Bear! When you hear that call, everything stops. The bear in the picture was spotted near Grand Pacific Glacier in Glacier Bay yesterday. We got within a quarter-mile of this bear. He stayed in view for about 45 minutes making it one of the best bears ever for me. If you didn’t see this one…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Interesting Ships

Captain’s Log: Interesting Ships

Sailing around the world you come across some interesting ships. Ketchikan is no exception and so here are two. First is an old light vessel that currently goes by the name Marine Bio Researcher. She used to be the LV196 and marked Umatilla Reef of the Oregon Coast from 1961 to 1971. She was built…   read more of “Captain’s…”