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Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

Cruise Diary: Valletta, Malta

Guests Jan and Dick Yetke set sail on Prinsendam’s 64-day Grand Mediterranean Voyage in March, and we’ve just received these wonderful posts. We’ll starting from the beginning so you don’t miss anything, and we’ll catch up as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey with Jan and Dick! We hope you had a wonderful Happy Easter,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Style

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Style

A few of Zaandam’s officers and staff members celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in true form by enjoying green beer and wine, green clothing and of course decorations! A good time was had by all!

Cruise Diary: Thanks for a Wonderful HAL Cruise

Cruise Diary: Thanks for a Wonderful HAL Cruise

Carsten Korch, Chief Editor and Founder of Peru this Week, recently sailed aboard Veendam’s 21-Day South America and Antarctica Holiday Voyage with his family. While aboard the ship he chronicled his cruising experience for us on the blog. Here is his final post … Enjoy! February 15, 2013: It has been about a month since…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Valentine’s Day on Zaandam

Cruise Diary: Valentine’s Day on Zaandam

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!

Rudi’s Valentine’s Recipes: Sweetheart Sugar Cookies

Rudi’s Valentine’s Recipes: Sweetheart Sugar Cookies

Enjoy another one of Rudi’s Recipes for Valentine’s Day. SWEETHEART SUGAR COOKIES To decorate these cookies, sprinkle them with confectioners’ sugar or drizzle them with chocolate sauce. YIELD: Two to three dozen INGREDIENTS: 14 tablespoons (1 ¾ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature ½ cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 drops vanilla extract 2…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Volendam Welcomes the Year of the Snake, Part 2

Volendam Welcomes the Year of the Snake, Part 2

Here are some more photos of Volendam‘s Chinese New Year celebration. Thanks to Hotel Director René Tuinman for sharing these! February 10 was the Chinese Lunar New Year and Volendam rang in the year of the snake in style with a grand celebration in the Show Lounge and accompanying decorations throughout the ship. The Show…   read more of “Volendam Welcomes…”