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Cruise Diary: First-Timers on an Alaska Cruise

Cruise Diary: First-Timers on an Alaska Cruise

This was our fist cruise, so it might be of interest to the “newbies” out there. We had never taken a cruise before, so decided to celebrate our anniversary with a cruise to Alaska. Several of our cruising friends recommended Holland America. We were not disappointed, it was simply the best vacation we have ever…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cruise Diary: Thursday, May 7, 2009

In Victoria, B.C., on ms Ryndam We left San Diego about 5 p.m. Monday and headed up the coast. Tuesday, our first of two full days at sea, we were in a dense fog nearly all day. Somewhere out in the Pacific, a storm sent huge waves our way and the ship was rocking and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Monday, May 4

Cruise Diary: Monday, May 4

On board ms Ryndam in San Diego Yesterday was a busy day. We anchored offshore of Catalina Island during the night, and tenders started running into port promptly in the morning.

Cruise Diary: Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cruise Diary: Saturday, May 2, 2009

On board ms Ryndam at Long Beach, Calif. Wednesday and Thursday were sea days, which meant sipping a spicy Bloody Mary on deck, playing Skip-Bo with new friends, shopping for a long-sleeved sweatshirt (we’re headed north to Canada in few days) and generally just relaxing, having fun and letting the marvelous crew on Ryndam take…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Saturday, April 25

Cruise Diary: Saturday, April 25

On board ms Ryndam Joan and Jan. Yesterday afternoon in San Diego we boarded ms Ryndam, our home for the next 14 days as we travel first to Mexico and then up the Pacific Coast to Vancouver, B.C. Spent the day settling in and reacquainting ourselves with the ship. It’s been nine years since we…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”