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DBA’s Cruise Diary: at Sea

DBA’s Cruise Diary: at Sea

Late morning again as we wake up to a beautiful view off the back of the ship. Today was a sea day that actually had quite a bit planned. We started with a small breakfast in the lido… mostly juices and fruit. For lunch we were able to get in under the gun and do…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: San Juan, Puerto Rico

DBA’s Cruise Diary: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Waking up with Room Service at the door with fresh Danish and coffee is something that never gets old, and while HAL offers what is truly one of the best room service menus on the high seas (especially for breakfast with various egg dishes, omelets and healthier options like eggbeaters, sometimes just a couple fruit…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 3 – Grand Turk

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 3 – Grand Turk

Tuesday was Grand Turk which I learned from my first visit via Eurodam means one thing: BEACH DAY. After a quick lido breakfast that consisted of some fruit and fresh squeezed OJ and some fresh salmon benedict we headed off the ship. We skipped all the shops and Margaritaville in favor of a couple lounge…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

Tasty Treats in Tamarind

Tasty Treats in Tamarind

Thanks to HAL guest Ed for sending in these great pictures of his dining experience in the Tamarind Restaurant on Nieuw Amsterdam. My wife and I dined in the Tamarind Restaurant aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam on March 3rd. We were blown away with the decor, the service, the atmosphere, but most of all the food….   read more of “Tasty Treats in…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 2 – at Sea

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Day 2 – at Sea

Since we have now slept on the ship, I wanted to mention to anyone concerned about the mattresses or pillows as they are different than the other ships, that my head and body can’t tell the difference. Everything is just as comfortable. Even more so, the dispensers in the shower are extremely convenient for the…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Embarkation

DBA’s Cruise Diary: Embarkation

DBA, our favorite HAL employee and blogger, is on board Nieuw Amsterdam and will be blogging from the ship during his cruise. To check out his blog, visit www.dutchbyassociation.com. Enjoy the posts! After spending nearly 48 hours awake on 3/18 and 3/19 between work on Friday and flying a huge portion of the day on…   read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”