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On Location: From Greek Club to Greece

On Location: From Greek Club to Greece

Belly Dancer Lorna Gow sailed on Noordam as part of the line’s On Location enrichment program. She blogged about her experience and shared it with us. Here’s her first entry. Thanks, Lorna! My second day in Alexandria was much more enjoyable than my first because my friend Ellie came up from Cairo to spend the…   read more of “On Location: From…”

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay

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. A week later southbound…what a gift. By choosing a Collectors’ Voyage, combining two itineraries, HAL provides some nice amenities and a special party invitation. Even better, you get to know…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Embarking on a Baltic Cruise

Cruise Diary: Embarking on a Baltic Cruise

Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! When invited on a Norway Coastal Voyage a few years ago, I fell in love with the Scandinavian countries’ gorgeous scenery. After reviewing Holland American’s Baltic itinerary, I was hooked. In Copenhagen embarkation on the Eurodam went smoothly,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay On Location

Cruise Diary: Glacier Bay On Location

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. Well, we’re here, but fogged in. Here’s where HAL’s On Location programming really saves the day’s expectations. The enrichment activities covered the 5 senses, starting with the National Park Rangers…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Skagway – All Aboard! Bound for The Yukon!

Cruise Diary: Skagway – All Aboard! Bound for The Yukon!

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. White Pass Summit Railroad followed the historic Yukon Gold Rush trail, providing historical context and plenty of scenic splendor. And who doesn’t love a choo choo train ride? Great choice…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Crossing the Equator

Cruise Diary: Crossing the Equator

Guest Lynda Gavigan Halttunen and her husband Don sent us several great posts from their 30-day South Pacific cruise on Westerdam. Enjoy “cruising” with them! After leaving Nuku Hiva we were at sea for six days. Three of the six days included time changes to get us back onto San Diego time. My phone worked…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Le Cirque Dining

Cruise Diary: Le Cirque Dining

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. Dining at Le Cirque is a no brainer for $59 with wine pairings. When I dined on that menu in Manhattan, the champagne cocktail alone was $17. Not being a…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Le…”